2014 LOTUS C-01

2014 LOTUS C-01

Who in their right mind would ever part with the incredible 2014 LOTUS C-01 bike? No clue on that one, but it seems that Mecum is planning on selling one; considering the estimated price range between $370,000 and $450,000, this thing will not come cheap – as it should be. Designed by Daniel Simon, the same man hat imagined the Tron Legacy Lightcycles, this bike is part of a very limited series of merely 100 units, not to mention it’s the only one in North America and it’s never been ridden. Powered by a 1195cc liquid cooled twin-engine that develops 200 hp, and connected to a 6-speed gearbox the Lotus C-01 was revealed back in 2013 and stunned the world with its radical body and exclusivity provided by that Lotus badge.

2014 LOTUS C-01

The concept was sketched out by former Bugatti designer Daniel Simon, and was built using steel, titanium and a carbon fiber frame. It’s well worth mentioning that the production model uses a 175-hp KTM 1195cc V-twin engine, just to make sure your expectations aren’t too high. However, the state of the art chassis, 320 mm Brembo racing brakes, twin Ohlins rear suspension, upside-down Sachs forks, and a carbon-fiber shell built of 12 sections instantly transform this into a racing motorcycle and possible a very rare collectible. Moreover, the wheels are carbon-fiber and were built by the South African specialists BST, and are bespoke to the Lotus.

2014 LOTUS C-01

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