2014 Lotus Motorcycles C-01 Full Review
After spending two epidemic to design and develop an intense, one kodewa is pleased to announce that the results are made during this time has become the prototype of the first motorcycle in the world today can walk on the streets and ready for action, this bike is a specially designed and in responsibility by the legendary Lotus marque.
Therefore Kodewa has been granted a license to manufacture motorcycles with Group Lotus plc, the famous sports car manufacturer in the world and the engineering consultancy that has been believed by her lovers tens twenty years ago.
The C – 01 will be available in a variety of liveries some of which pay homage to Lotus ‘ sports pedigree. A customization service is also available, limited only by the imagination of the client. With an exclusive production run of only 100 units, collectors and enthusiasts of the brand Lotus Superbike will have to move quickly to secure one.
Starting from the original idea to create a C – 01 coming from Dr. Colin Kolles Kodewa. Speaking about the project he said ” We set out to create a bike that is not only great for the ride, but also a work of art in motion. Through the years I have seen my fair share of style over substance, what this bike brings to the market is unique combination of both. aesthetic state of the art technology with a truly jaw – dropping “
Commenting C – 01 Günther Holzer, Holzer Group CEO said : ” I was one of the first to go up and I have to say I was impressed. Together we have found that the balance between raw, aggressive power and breath – taking handling. ‘s Team has created something very special, it looks amazing, it sounds fantastic but above all, a sensational trip. I am very happy. “
Designer Daniel Simon says that : ” The design process C – 01 is a labor of love contained in it, there are many challenges, make sure that the bike is not only touching your visual senses with a blend of timeless appeal of classic and modern execution, but it is safe and sound ergonomic is very important to me. We have worked hard to create a motorcycle with specific characteristics such as the main body clean, very low side profile, bold attitude, unique air intake, partline logical solution and clean graphics. “
The C – 01 combines ample power through the V -type engine – a twin with a unique body designed by Daniel Simon using carbon fiber, titanium and aerospace quality steel.
The C – 01 engineered motorcycles are not designed or manufactured by Group Lotus plc but is the result of collaboration between veteran motorsport under the leadership Kodewa, led by Dr. Colin Kolles. Developments at C – 01, conducted with support from Holzer Group ( co – owner Kalex ) and design teacher Daniel Simon. Drawing on their wealth of motorsport experience, the team of engineers has designed a unique high performance superbike.
2014 Lotus Motorcycles C-01 Specs
|2014 Lotus Motorcycles C-01 Specifications|
|Construction:||2-cylinder 4-stroke engine, 75° V-style|
|Power Approx:||200 HP|
|Transmission:||6-gear jaw-type shift transmission|
|Lubrication:||Dry sump lubrication|
|Main shaft ratio:||40:76|
|Lay shaft ratio:||15:41|
|Clutch:||Hydraulic anti-hopping clutch|
|Frame:||Aero tech steel/Titanium/Carbon fibre frame|
|Suspension strut:||Twin suspension strut|
|Spring travel front:||80 mm|
|Spring travel rear:||70 mm|
|Brake system front:||Twin brake disc, ø320mm, four piston calipers|
|Brake system rear:||One brake disc, ø220mm, two piston calipers|
|Chain:||X-Ring resp. O-Ring|
|Head tube ang:||59°|
|Wheel base:||1.645±15 mm|
|Ride height:||90 mm|
|Height of seat:||710 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity:||10.5 l|
|Dry weight:||181 kg|
|Wheel front:||3.00×19; 120/70ZR19|
|Wheel rear:||6.00×19; 190/55ZR17|