The Wednesday Want Goes Two-Wheelin' With the Lotus C-01 Sport Bike

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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    I love Daniel Simon's artwork.
     
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    Me too. It didn't even dawn on me until just a moment ago that he works with Singer too. Looking at his website, it looks like he had his hand in some of its latest creations.
     
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    Heh...I'm ashamed to say I wasn't aware of that, but it does indeed seem he was involved in the development of the DLS, and he appears to be proud of that...

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    It looks good in the black and gold (not John Player, no sir) livery:

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    There's also one like this with green stripes instead.

    I somehow missed this when it emerged. It's an interesting and apparently successful cross-brand type promotion thingy, I suppose. I don't know how it can be called a sport bike, though. Only the front wheel is 19" - so it's like someone converted a cruiser to a cafe racer and put a rather neat looking fairing around it, I must say.


    Still, 200 bhp from that 1190 lump just makes me think KTM should bring back the RC8 - the sweetest handling twin cylinder (actual) sport bike for the road would make for a nice antidote to the current (and imminent) crop of super duper bikes.


    Other production bikes that basically look like concepts would include the likes of Husqvarna's Svart- and Vitpilen models, Honda's NM4 Vultus, Aprilia's imaginatively named Moto and Suzuki's B-King - special mention to Yamaha's bonkers Niken, and the Norton V4 is also a pretty cool retro-future sport bike, but is still not in production yet.
     
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    I find the design more retro than futuristic.
     
  7. TexRex

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    That theme is very much in Daniel Simon's wheelhouse; his Timeless Racer demonstrates it perfectly.

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