Lotus Superbike

Posted on February 22, 2014

The beautiful Lotus C-01 superbike, designed by Daniel Simon—whose work you’ll know from Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, and Captain America—balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.

Best part? This bike will actually go on sale: the British company plans to produce 100 in partnership with German manufacturer Kodewa. Available in three styles with a 200hp four-stroke engine powering the 400-pound bike. There’s no price just yet, but expect the C-01 to be eye-wateringly expensive.

Specs:

ENGINE
Construction: 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine, 75° V-style
Capacity: 1,195 cm³
Bore: 105 mm
Stroke: 69 mm
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
Cooling: Water cooling
Clutch: Hydraulic anti-hopping clutch

CHASSIS
Frame: Aero tech steel/Titanium/Carbon fibre frame
Fork: Upside down
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°
Fork ang: 54°
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

(via The Verge)

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