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Motorcycles Curtiss Zeus is Judge Dredd's electric motorcycle

00:07  01 june  2018
00:07  01 june  2018 Source:   autoblog.com

Here Is the First New Curtiss Motorcycle since the Company's Rebranding

  Here Is the First New Curtiss Motorcycle since the Company's Rebranding The motorcycle company formerly known as Confederate unveils the new Warhawk.Curtiss Motorcycle Co. is releasing its first new model since it changed its name from Confederate Motors last year. The newly branded company is named after motorcycle and aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss who is often credited with inventing the V-twin motorcycle engine in 1903.

Curtiss Motorcycles - formerly Confederate - reveals its first electric bike, the Zeus . The Lighting doesn't look like anything else out there at the moment, as if it rumbled out of a block of machined aluminum at the command of Judge Dredd .

Filed under: Green, Motorcycle , Electric ,Future When Confederate Motorcycles changed its name to Curtiss — in honor of Glen Curtiss , the inventor of the V-twin engine — the company pledged to Continue reading Curtiss Zeus is Judge Dredd ' s electric motorcycle at Autoblog. Read Article.

When Confederate Motorcycles changed its name to Curtiss - in honor of Glen Curtiss, the inventor of the V-twin engine - the company pledged to make only electric motorcycles. Curtiss did manage to sneak out 35 examples of the V-twin Warhawk last year, based on the Confederate P-51, but that really was the last of the ICE line. Curtiss has now opened the electric account with its Zeus prototype motorcycle, a battery-powered two-wheeler that aims "to future-proof the all-American hot rod."

Harley-Davidson CEO Reaffirms Availability of Electric Motorcycle in 2019

  Harley-Davidson CEO Reaffirms Availability of Electric Motorcycle in 2019 The dream of an electric Harley-Davidson is alive and well.Normally motorcycle companies like to keep their plans for future products under wraps. However, Harley-Davidson isn’t in a normal position right now. The iconic American brand finds itself with slumping sales, especially in its home market. H-D has fallen behind in marketing its traditionally old-school motorcycles to a younger crowd who can’t get excited about paying a premium price for a bike that looks just like the one their dads rode when they were kids. Part of Harley’s solution to this problem is bringing an electric motorcycle to production.

Curtiss has now opened the electric account with its Zeus prototype motorcycle , a battery-powered two-wheeler that aims “to future-proof the all-American hot. Continue reading Curtiss Zeus is Judge Dredd ’ s electric motorcycle .

Curtiss Zeus is Judge Dredd ' s electric motorcycle . When Confederate Motorcycles changed its name to Curtiss - in honor of Glen Curtiss , the inventor of the V-twin engine - the company pledged to make only electric motorcycles .

Before unveiling the Zeus at this month's Quail Motorcycle Gathering, Curtiss had spoken of unveiling an electric bike called Hercules at the Quail. The Alabama-based company was working with Zero Motorcycles on the drivetrain, and the Hercules was reported to get a retail price of $30,000. We're not sure if the Zeus is a re-christened Hercules, or if targets were changed for the launch bike.

Because the Zeus remains a prototype, we only have two other details beyond its name. Power comes from a 14-kWh battery pack driving what its maker calls "the world's first E-Twin power unit," which is two high-output electric motors working a common output shaft. For comparison, that's a little more than the mid-range Zero S ZF13.0 naked streetbike at 13 kWh, a little less than the mid-range Lightning Motorcycles LS-218 sport bike, with a 15-kWh battery pack. We've read elsewhere that Zeus numbers come in somewhere around 170 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque.

Ford Filed A Patent For A Motorcycle That Comes Out Of A Car

  Ford Filed A Patent For A Motorcycle That Comes Out Of A Car Ford might not think it can make a profit off of a Fiesta, but it does seem to like the idea of a motorcycle that pops out of a car’s face. Now, this isn’t something I’d run around the block screaming my head off about, but it is very cool and intriguing: Ford filed a patent at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a “Vehicle With An Integrated Electric Motorcycle.” That is both the title of the patent and what is being patented it. Think of it like an electric Honda Motocompo from Ford.

Curtiss has now opened the electric account with its Zeus prototype motorcycle , a battery-powered two-wheeler that aims “to future-proof the all-American hot. Continue reading Curtiss Zeus is Judge Dredd ’ s electric motorcycle .

Filed under: Green, Motorcycle , Electric ,Future. When Confederate Motorcycles changed its name to Curtiss — in honor of Glen Curtiss , the inventor of the V-twin engine — the company pledged to make only electric motorcycles .

The Lighting doesn't look like anything else out there at the moment, as if it rumbled out of a block of machined aluminum at the command of Judge Dredd. Fitment includes Race Tech shocks front and rear, Beringer double rotor brakes, carbon fiber wheels, LED lighting, an iPad in the dash, and a seat that might take some getting used to. Curtiss says it plans to have the Zeus on sale by 2020.


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You Can Now Get an Electric Motorcycle For Less Than $2,000 .
The CSC City Slicker is the real deal, but there are a few catches.The emerging market of electric motorcycles is one that’s still a bit cost prohibitive for a lot of riders. Zero motorcycles start at around $10,000 and a Lightning can go well into the $40k range. $10k isn’t terrible, but there still haven’t really been any good, cheap electric bikes until now.

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