First announced last June, the Lotus’ C-01 is now “ready to roar.” Licensed by Group Lotus plc, Kodewa was given approval to produce the first ever motorcycle to bear the legendary Lotus nameplate. Welcome to the Lotus C-01.
So why does the C-01 deserve the privilege to rock the Lotus brand? According to our sources, when Kodewa approach then Lotus CEO, he thought it was “simply brilliant” and we must say we wholeheartedly agree. The original idea to create the C-01 came from Kodewa’s Dr. Colin Kolles. “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.” says Dr Colin Kolles.
The C-01 combines power via a beefy 2-cylinder 4-stroke 75° V-twin engine cranking out approximately 200 horsepower with a truly distinctive body designed by Daniel Simon integrating carbon fiber, titanium and aerospace quality steel. “The design process of the C-01 was a labor of love, there were many challenges, ensuring that the bike not only touches your visual senses with its timeless blend of classic appeal and modern execution, but that is safe and ergonomically sound was critical to me. We have worked hard to create a motorcycle with very distinctive features such as a clean main body, an extremely low side profile, a bold stance, a unique air intake, logical partline solutions and clean graphics.”
Designer Daniel Simon Günther Holzer, CEO of Holzer Group says “I was one of the first people to ride it and I have to say I was very impressed. Together we have found that delicate balance between raw, aggressive power and breath-taking handling. The team has created something very special, it looks incredible, it sounds fantastic but above all, the ride is sensational. I’m very happy.”
This magnificent machine will be available in a range of distinct styles, some of which pay homage to Lotus’ sporting pedigree. A customization service is also available, limited only by the imagination of the client. Interested in adding one to your collection? Then we highly recommend you act quick. With an exclusive production run of just 100 units, no doubt these are going to move fast.