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21:26  12 july  2019
21:26  12 july  2019 Source:   autoblog.com

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Curtiss Zeus defies motorcycle convention with electric radial V8
Curtiss Zeus defies motorcycle convention with electric radial V8
Curtiss Zeus defies motorcycle convention with electric radial V8
Curtiss Zeus defies motorcycle convention with electric radial V8
Curtiss Zeus defies motorcycle convention with electric radial V8
Curtiss Zeus defies motorcycle convention with electric radial V8
Curtiss Zeus defies motorcycle convention with electric radial V8
Curtiss Zeus defies motorcycle convention with electric radial V8
Curtiss Zeus defies motorcycle convention with electric radial V8
Sometimes, the most interesting work comes from the the people who make the least noise. Curtiss Motorcycles, previously known as Confederate Motorcycles, came back on the scene in 2018 with the Zeus electric motorcycle at the Quail Motorsports Gathering. Less than a year later, Curtiss has unveiled a redesign of the Zeus with a beautiful sculptural shape that offers an electric take on the classic V8 gasoline engine.

Curtiss Motorcycles, whose mission is to "create sustainable, desirable, intergenerational, mean, clean, and green future-proof hot rod motorcycles" is looking to corner the American motorcycle market. It plans to do so with high-quality materials and craftsmanship while incorporating a bit of rebel born-in-the-USA flair. The design-heavy swooping, skeletal frame is just part of the captivating design.

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alabama-based startup curtiss motorcycles has released an update to their upcoming 2020 zeus electric motorcycle with a v 8 style battery. the battery cells are packaged inside eight cylindrical towers configured in a flaring radial ‘ V ’ pattern enabling maximum battery cooling efficiency. each

Curtiss Motorcycles - formerly Confederate - reveals its first electric bike, the Zeus . It uses two motors from Zero Motorcycles working a common Curtiss has now opened the electric account with its Zeus prototype motorcycle , a battery-powered two-wheeler that aims "to future-proof the

When building out the next-gen Zeus, Curtiss Motorcycles looked to its namesake for inspiration and modeled the powertrain after Glenn Curtiss' 1907 V8 motorcycle. Curtiss notes this was the motorcycle that set the world speed record of the time with a 136 mph reading.

To achieve the V-shape of the gasoline motorcycle engine, Curtiss designer Jordan Cornille created eight cylindrical battery packs. They stick out of a central terminal and flare out from the center of the motorcycle. The open design also helps with simpler battery cooling. Curtiss claims battery capacity to be 16.8 kWh at 399V but makes no mention of any charging specs.

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View detailed pictures that accompany our 2020 Curtiss Motorcycles Zeus Radial V 8 article with close-up photos of exterior and interior features.

Remember Curtiss Hera electric motorcycle ? In its place is this: a newly reimagined Zeus model, named Zeus Radial V 8 . While the Curtiss Zeus Radial V 8 features an all-new skeletal space frame, Glenn Curtiss ’ legendary 1907 V 8 motorcycle remains the inspiration of its powertrain architecture.

The controller and motor package were developed with British engineering firm YASA. Curtiss says it expects the powertrain, which is still under development, to clock in at 217 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque. No quickness or top speed specs were provided.

Curtiss expects the Zeus Radial V8 to enter production in 2020 with a lofty price tag of $75,000.

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