Lotus Motorcycles designs its first bike

24 Feb, 2014 10:30am Nathan Velayudhan

Lotus Motorcycles has started work on its first ever model: the C-01 hyper bike

Lotus Motorcycles has begun work on its Lotus C-01 hyper bike, which boasts a futuristic design and high-end technology.

The motorcycle, which bears a striking resemblance to the famous Light cycle from the film Tron, will be made using materials like carbon, titanium and aerospace-quality steel.

To make the project a reality Lotus Motorcycles joined forces with Kodewa, a firm which recently built the new sports car, Lotus T128 LMP (Le Mans Prototype) and is behind the Lotus LMP2 program in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Lotus Motorcycles also teamed up with designer Daniel Simon, who formerly worked for Bugatti Automobiles and created the 'Light cycle' in the 2010 Disney film, Tron:Legacy.

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Daniel Simon says: "With the Lotus C-01, we have only one ambition: to create a unique state-of-the-art machine that carries its brutal forces with elegance and style, a high-tech monster in a tailored suit."

The production process of the Lotus C-01 motorcycle will be carried out by Holzer Group, which is quite experienced in professional motorsport, having worked across the German Touring car Championship DTM, German Rally Championship and Formula 1.

The components made of titanium, carbon fibre and aerospace steel will be produced by RPC GmbH, which is also part of Holzer Group and Kodewa.

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