Sci-Fi inspired bikes
The Lotus C-01 Motorcycle
If you ever wanted to ride a bike from a Sci-Fi film then this is the closest you’ll probably get. The new Lotus C-01 was designed by former Bugatti designer Daniel Simon, but tellingly he was also the man who designed the Tron bike for the Disney film [below left] and the ‘Bubbleship’ used by Tom Cruise in sci-fi film Oblivion [below right].
For this project Simon collaborated with motorsport veteran Colin Kolles, and German firm Kodewa who have been awarded the license from Lotus to assemble the limited run of 100 bikes that will be made. Kolles 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.”
Lotus has not yet revealed the top speed or the price of the bike, but it will also available in black or Lotus green and we fully expect the 1,195cc machine to be a fast and stylish ride.
And for the minimalist racer…
The Eve Concept
They describe their bikes as “Kinetic art” and “moving sculptures” and we’re not entirely sure we’d like to face Sheikh Zayed Road on one, but few bike makers are creating anything like this right now. While their previous model (the Nero MKII) was entirely matte black and looked like something from a Mad Max film, the new Eve Concept is almost entirely in chrome. Based on a 1967 Honda SS the China-based company will make you one with engines ranging from 90-125cc and a near guarantee that you will be noticed.
Dhs16,800 from banditnine.com