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There’s a Marvelous 2014 LOTUS C-01 Out For Grabs

By Victor Baker


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2014 LOTUS C-01

Imagined by Daniel Simon, the brilliant designer behind the awesome Tron Legacy Lightcycles, the 2014 LOTUS C-01 is a motorized marvel, part of a very limited-edition series of just 100 units. Since this bike is no longer being produced, and with this particular model being the only one in all of North America, you could imagine why everyone is really excited about this bike heading for auction at Mecum.

Even though it was built in 2014, this is actually a brand new bike since it’s never been ridden. Featuring a 1195cc liquid cooled twin engine, that’s mated to a 6-speed gearbox, this steel, titanium and carbon fiber masterpiece is a green delight expected to fetch anywhere between $370,000 and $450,000.

2014 LOTUS C-01

Featuring a radical body shape and the legendary Lotus logo and color theme, the C-01 is an instant attention-grabber, no matter how you look at it. But let’s focus on the technical side a little, and mention a few notable details. First off, the bike uses a powerful 175-hp KTM 1195cc V-twin from the RC8R superbike, that should be more than enough for some thrills.

Built around a state of the art chassis from Kalex, this wonderful bike also features an aluminum casting swingarm, 320 mm Brembo racing brakes, twin Ohlins rear suspension, upside-down Sachs forks, and a carbon-fiber shell built of 12 sections.

The 19″ wheels you see on this bike have been specifically designed for it by the specialists at BST, using nothing but carbon fiber. Care to speculate upon this bike’s selling price?

2014 LOTUS C-01


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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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