Lotus, the legendary sports car manufacturer have just announced their first foray into the motorcycle industry. The C-01, developed in conjunction with Kodewa over two years, combines a powerful V-twin engine with distinctive body styling designed by Daniel Simon. Built from carbon fibre, titanium and space-grade steel the Super bike will be available in a number of liveries and limited to a production run of only 100.

Lotus Motorcyles C-01

Dr Colin Kolles of Kodewa stated: “We set out to create a bike that isn’t just great to ride but also represents a piece of art in motion. Over the years I have seen my fair share of style over substance, what this bike brings to the market is a unique combination of both: state of the art technology with a truly jaw-dropping aesthetic.”

Lotus C-01 Motorcycle

The Design of the bike is incredibly reminiscent of the Light-Cycle deployed in Disney’s Movie: Tron, unsurprisingly the lead designer, Daniel Simon worked on the movie to help develop the bike. Rousseau Design were involved with the movie also, and were commissioned to design and build the Tron suite at the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden to help promote its launch.