The Futuristic Lotus C-01 Motorcycle Heads for Production

Germany’s Lotus Motorcycles has teamed up with the German conceptual-vehicle designer Daniel Simon to create the C-01 motorcycle. While Simon’s best-known work includes the light cycles seen in the 2010 film Tron: Legacy and the bubble copter in the 2013 film Oblivion, he is regarded in the automotive world for his work at Bugatti. The C-01 motorcycle features a 200 hp, four-stroke, 2-cylinder V-twin engine (a modified version of KTM’s 1,195 cc engine), which is draped underneath a carbon-fiber shell and sits neatly in a frame of an aerospace steel, titanium, and carbon fiber. The C-01, which indeed looks like it belongs in a science-fiction movie, is more than a mere two-wheel fantasy. Lotus Motorcycles (whose name was licensed from the British carmaker) has confirmed that it plans to put the C-01 motorcycle into production starting next month. The company says that production versions of the bike (about $139,000) should emerge from the factory in August. (www.lotus-motorcycles.com)

Photo by Olivier Staub
Robb Report takes the new and improved three-wheeler for a spin on the roads of Malibu, Calif.…
With a new, contemporary design, this is not your grandfather’s Continental…
Performance and style have perhaps never converged so beautifully as they did in European...
In May, the home of the American automobile will host three days of films, discussion panels, and...
Photo by ALPINA Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH + Co. KG
The refreshed coupe turned heads at the New York International Auto Show...
With Formula-1 aerodynamics and a powerful engine, this so-called “daily driver” offers flagship-...
The all-electric vehicle’s design is just practical enough to inspire hopes of production…
Photo by Tom Ziora
Truly a road-going racecar, we spent some quality time behind the wheel of the Mono…
An improved power-to-weight ratio allows the car to reach a top speed of 217 mph…
McLaren, Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Cadillac, and Lincoln, among others, made stunning showings…