The Futuristic Lotus C-01 Motorcycle Heads for Production

  • Photo by Daniel Simon
    Lotus C-01 Motorcycle Photo by Daniel Simon
  • Photo by Daniel Simon
    Lotus C-01 Motorcycle Photo by Daniel Simon
  • Photo by Daniel Simon
    Lotus C-01 Motorcycle Photo by Daniel Simon
  • Photo by Daniel Simon
  • Photo by Daniel Simon
  • Photo by Daniel Simon

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)

Celebrating over 50 years with James Bond, the marque will make 150 examples of the special-edition...
Ferraris steal the show, with three 1960s examples each selling for more than $16 million…
The 1972 Maserati Boomerang and 1950 Bugatti Type 101C Coupé Antem are pieces of automotive mastery…
Concepts from Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, and others stole some limelight from Pebble’s historic cars…
Of the 219 cars that competed at Pebble from 16 countries and 29 states, here are our favorites…
The five-seat performance vehicle, scheduled for release in 2016, is Jaguar’s first-ever SUV…
The September 6 event near Paris on will feature an abundance of classic cars and culture…
Guests high-tail it through the desert in a Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche…
Crafted from aerospace billet aluminum, the explosive motorcycle boasts 200-plus horsepower…
A Red 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale Wins the Quail’s Highest Honor…