Lotus C-01 Super Bike
Lotus Motorcycles recently announced about the launch of Lotus C-01. This is a famous British sports car maker well known for its light weight and agile models such as Elise, Exige and Evora. This is the first bike from Lotus Motorcycles named C-01 and launching soon in early 2015. The teaser image showcasing the carbon fuel tank and offers a well aggressive look.
Looks and Design
C-01 “hyper bike” once launched offers most impressive appearance on public roads on two wheels. Powerful integrated racing technology offers high efficiency. It is designed by Daniel Simon, he is a former designer worked with VW. Kodewa racing team makes the technical part of C-01 bike. 1200 HP engine powers the bike for best class torque and power. The design said to be got inspiration from the Tron movies.
Engine and Power
This unique state-of-the-art machine looks beautiful from every angle. Technically it is packed with a 1200cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 75-degree V-twin engine. The engine is made to produce 200 HP of power and is mated to a 6-speed jaw-type shift-transmission with hydraulic slipper clutch. This powerful engine is sourced from KTM.
Brakes and Suspension
Safety and stability is well maintained by modest suspension setup with USD forks up front. It gets twin shocks at the rear. Brakes used in this bike is a 320 mm twin discs up front and a four-piston callipers, while a 220 mm single disc with two-piston calliper does duty at the rear.There is a wide and fatty 120/70/ZR19 tyre for the front wheel and 190/55/ZR17 tyre for the rear wheel.
Why it is special?
It gets costly metals in its body; ensemble of titanium, carbon fibre and aero tech steel etc. All this keeping the weight in check at 181 kgs (dry). Company makes only 100 manufacturing units to maintain exclusivity of the motorcycle. The price is not yet unveiled and it should be lakhs or crores that a common bike lover cant afford.