It was two years in the making. But now it is finally here. And the Lotus C-01 superbike is the best of the best. This two-wheeler is the first globally recognized motorcycle to have emblazoned on it the Lotus mark. The most advanced state-of-the-art machinery and equipment went into the creation of this baby. The magnificent black piece of technology is super-smart in appearance and has the action potential to prove its capabilities on the road.
Kodewa’s Dr Colin Kolles gave the original idea to create the C-01. He said: “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.”
Built by Kodewa, the license for the production of the prototype was granted by Group Lotus. The powerful motorcycle possesses a V twin engine. As for its body, it is composed of carbon fiber, titanium and the sort of steel used in the manufacture of NASA spacecraft.
This critter was planned and produced after sufficient cooperation by a number of individuals, teams and groups. The Holzer Group and designer and guru Daniel Simon have been part of this ensemble. As for the number of styles and types this voluptuous vehicle will come in, they will be many indeed. It will be a virtual work of art and the experience of riding it will be sheer heaven.
Lotus C-01 designer Daniel Simon said: “The design process of the C-01 was a labour 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.”
The few who have driven it as a test of its endurance have only this much to say that they are impressed. The team who designed and formed the superbike took their work as worship. And the results speak for themselves. The clean-cut chiseled and streamlined exterior is simply priceless. Only the privileged will be able to purchase this bike of the future and they won’t have time left over for anything else. For it will be an addictive experience rough riding this speed demon with a sixth sense.
Commenting on the Lotus C-01 Gunther Holzer, CEO of Holzer Group said: “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.”