curtiss unveils 2020 zeus electric motorcycle with exposed V8 style batteries
 

curtiss unveils 2020 zeus electric motorcycle with exposed V8 style batteries

alabama-based startup curtiss motorcycles has released an update to their upcoming 2020 zeus electric motorcycle with a v8 style battery. the newly re-imagined zeus model showcases an all-new skeletal space frame anchored to a unique powertrain architecture inspired by glenn curtiss’ legendary 1907 v8 motorcycle.

curtiss unveils 2020 zeus electric motorcycle with exposed V8 style batteries

images courtesy of curtiss

 

 

the battery cells are packaged inside eight cylindrical towers configured in a flaring radial ‘V’ pattern enabling maximum battery cooling efficiency. each cylinder holds 16.9kWh of battery which delivers power through a proprietary controller and motor package co-developed with british engineering firm YASA.

curtiss unveils 2020 zeus electric motorcycle with exposed V8 style batteries

 

 

curtiss estimates power output of 217HP and 147LB-ft of immediate torque. the front suspension is an eye-catching aluminum girder fork, the chassis is a hand welded titanium/chromoly tubular frame with machined 6061 aluminum fusion and the wheels are carbon fiber.

curtiss unveils 2020 zeus electric motorcycle with exposed V8 style batteries

 

 

the zeus v8 is slated to enter production next year with a current price of $75,000. the motorcycle serves as the brand’s first entry into the hyper-luxury motorcycle space but it also plans to release successive model in more accessible product categories.

curtiss unveils 2020 zeus electric motorcycle with exposed V8 style batteries

 

 

the company recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign through wefunder to accelerate production of its innovative battery electric motorcycles. the startup has raised $351,886 of a $100,000-$1,070,000 goal from 182 investors.

 

 

project info

 

company: curtiss motorcycles
model: 2020 zeus electric motorcycle with v8 style battery
release year: 2020
price: $75,000

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