Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.

This Ultra-Rare Lotus C-01 Motorbike is so Stunning It’ll Replace Your Significant Other

there are incredibly beautiful too sexy for their engine motorbikes, and then there’s the Lotus C-01. So sexy is this bike, that given the age old question of “who would you rather save, your significant other or the Lotus C-01?,” you’ll already be driving off into the sunset… The 200-horsepower superbike is said to cost a whopping $137,000 USD (all worth it of course), however interestingly, it’s not actually made by Lotus Motorbikes, but rather German motorsports firms Kodewa and the Holzer Group, who licensed the Lotus name specifically for this project.

It also comes as no surprise that the brilliant genius behind the C-01’s design is none other than Daniel Simon, the man who gave us the badass Lightcycles in 2010’s Tron: Legacy. But while looks are god and pretty, unfortunately the bike doesn’t actually ride all that well due to its specs, and according to wired. In a nutshell, its body is not primed for dealing with wind and your body at high speeds, and its fork is far from perfect for making necessary sharp turns. But if you’re spending $137K on something, you probably don’t want to risk getting even a scratch from a dust particle. So instead join us in relishing in the fact that such a magnificent beast actually exists in the world, well an extremely limited run of 100 of them, and rejoice that most, if not all, will probably remain unsullied.

Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.