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Lotus C-01
« on: February 25, 2014, 03:31:14 PM »
The latest MotorcycleUSA newsletter finally has pics of the new Lotus bike. I don't think anyone has posted them yet.

No, I'd never buy it. But it makes me smile. I think it looks totally badass.

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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 03:33:51 PM »
The article is at:
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/660/17984/Motorcycle-Article/Lotus-Motorcycles-C-01-First-Look.aspx



From the article:

LOTUS C-01 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
The C-01 liveries will honor Lotus racing past.
Lotus will offer there different liveries of the C-01 and offer a customization service for buyers that want a more unique look.
Lotus will offer three different liveries for the C-01 in addition to a customization service for buyers that want a more unique look.
Engine: 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine, 75° V-style
Capacity: 1195cc
Bore x Stroke: 105 x 69mm
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
Frame: Aero tech steel/Titanium/Carbon fiber frame
Fork: Upside down
Suspension strut: Twin suspension strut
Spring travel front: 3.15 inches
Spring travel rear: 2.75 inches
Brake system front: Twin brake disc, 320mm, four piston calipers
Brake system rear: Single disc, 220mm, two piston calipers
Chain: X-Ring resp. O-Ring
Head tube angle: 59-degrees
Fork angle: 54-degrees
Wheel base: 64.7 inches
Ride height: 3.54 inches
Seat height: 27.95 inches
Fuel tank capacity: 2.77 gallons
Dry weight: 399 pounds
Wheel front: 120/70 ZR19
Wheel rear: 190/55 ZR17
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 03:56:59 PM »
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 04:00:27 PM »
 :lol:
C'mon, it's awesome. I mean, as long as you don't have to ride it or anything.
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 04:03:00 PM »
so ugly I love it!!
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 04:05:44 PM »
Paging Stripes to the carbon-fiber courtesy phone.

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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2014, 04:07:21 PM »
:lol:
C'mon, it's awesome. I mean, as long as you don't have to ride it or anything.


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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014, 04:35:39 PM »
That's it. Now you can't ride mine.

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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2014, 04:49:57 PM »
200 horse?

pfft

call me when they have 200 horse out of a mill that size.

We can then put it in a frame that'll corner, cna give it tupperware that dosn't look like it was found on the balckboard in the dentention classroom after hours.

200 horse.

pfft
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2014, 04:58:39 PM »
I'd definitely hit it for a test rip.
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2014, 06:47:34 PM »
I heard they finally agreed to make the badge smaller on the radiator screen because of overheating problems.


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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2014, 06:50:02 PM »
And another point, unless you're Honda or BMW, don't build something you have no -ing clue about and do what Audi did; buy a motorcycle company.

Just sayin'.
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2014, 07:42:13 PM »
You think we could convince Rubbermaid to make a
trash can that looks like a motorcycle?
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2014, 08:07:30 PM »
Where's Shah and his Tron suit when you need him?

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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2014, 08:15:08 PM »
Is the fuel cap hiding under the aft edge of the windscreen?
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2014, 09:29:43 PM »
Is the fuel cap hiding under the aft edge of the windscreen?

Yes, you'll have to take half the fairing off to fill up.
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2014, 01:34:45 AM »

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Haven't heard that specific terminology before, but that's okay, I know what they're talking about.

It has me thinking, "Who wants a hydraulic hopping clutch? And what do they have against bunnies?"
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2014, 06:53:54 AM »
Is the fuel cap hiding under the aft edge of the windscreen?

Yes, you'll have to take half the fairing off to fill up.


But only every 30-45 miles or so.   ;D

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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2014, 09:08:13 PM »
Is the fuel cap hiding under the aft edge of the windscreen?

Yes, you'll have to take half the fairing off to fill up.


But only every 30-45 miles or so.   ;D
That is, if you ride it more than 30-45 miles per day.  :lol:
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2014, 06:29:39 AM »
Besides the looks, I can't imagine why they put forks with that much rake on it, then make the rest cafe style. :headscratch:
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2014, 08:36:54 AM »
Besides the looks, I can't imagine why they put forks with that much rake on it, then make the rest cafe style. :headscratch:


I thought Lotus was known for going 'round corners?

Perhaps someone should tell them.......
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2014, 10:50:06 AM »
Besides the looks, I can't imagine why they put forks with that much rake on it, then make the rest cafe style. :headscratch:


How else do you clear that monstrosity in the front.
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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2014, 12:15:16 PM »
Besides the looks, I can't imagine why they put forks with that much rake on it, then make the rest cafe style. :headscratch:


How else do you clear that monstrosity in the front.
Good point. Maybe they should stick to making cool cars.
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2014, 06:09:19 PM »
I think it's cool, and dead sexy.
Let's see the numbers before we kill it.
Lotus isn't really known for making boat-anchors...
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2014, 06:54:08 PM »

Lotus isn't really known for making boat-anchors...


Apparently they just started.
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« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2014, 11:19:41 PM »

Lotus isn't really known for making boat-anchors...


Apparently they just started.

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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2014, 03:17:20 AM »
And to be fair, Lotus ONLY sold their name for this thing. They didn't actually make it.

Quote from: article
... even if its builders are only using the marque's name under license ...


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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2014, 07:10:13 PM »
Another article on it...

The Ridiculous $137K Superbike That’s Too Gorgeous to Ride
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2014/02/lotus-c01/

When I see the "green" schemed bike, my mind thinks there should be a large "John Deere" logo on that immense side panel.
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2014, 08:41:03 PM »
Another article on it...

The Ridiculous $137K Superbike That’s Too Gorgeous to Ride
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2014/02/lotus-c01/

When I see the "green" schemed bike, my mind thinks there should be a large "John Deere" logo on that immense side panel.


It really is the same designer that did the TRON lightcycles?!? That's a hoot. I hope shah knows about this.
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2014, 07:35:30 AM »
Like much rolling art, I think it looks incredible; however like much rolling art, I'm guessing it won't be much fun to ride and will end up being a display piece for some rich dude in his living room, office, or business.  No one buys a bike like that and rides it much- I'm guessing that's also why they are only making a few.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Lotus C-01
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2014, 08:07:41 AM »
I'm sure Stripes is already on the wait list.   :lol:


Look for it in the for sale section here in a few weeks.

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« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2014, 08:31:51 AM »
I'm sure Stripes is already on the wait list.   :lol:


Look for it in the for sale section here in a few weeks.

It is British after all.  ;)
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