Electric Curtiss motorcycle facilities furious ‘radial V8’ design, sky-high price
Drawing impulse from an tangible bike built by motorcycle and aviation colonize Glenn Curtiss in 1907, Curtiss Motorcycle Company has suggested a new stylized electric bike featuring a battery container designed to demeanour like an eight-cylinder piston engine. The arriving indication is called a Zeus Radial V8 and has a chromoly steel and aluminum chassis, a 217 hp electric motor, an approaching 280-mile operation and will cost $75,000.
It could’ve had a V8, though it only looks like it does.
Alabama-based Curtiss Motorcycle Company has denounced a dramatically styled electric bike that facilities a battery container designed to relate a blueprint of an eight-cylinder piston engine.
The boutique builder, that was before famous as Confederate Motorcycles, drew impulse from an tangible bike built with an aircraft V8 engine a century ago by Glenn Curtiss, the motorcycle and aviation colonize that a association is named after. His 40 hp beast appurtenance set an unaccepted land speed record of 136 mph in 1907.
The arriving indication is called a Zeus Radial V8 and is being grown with assistance from Zero Motorcycles. It has a chromoly steel and aluminum chassis, CO fiber wheels, a 217 hp electric engine and an approaching 280-mile operation pleasantness of a sequentially flared stacks of cells, that have a total ability of 16.8 kilowatt-hours.
The Zeus Radial V8 will cost $75,000 when it goes into prolongation subsequent year, and orders are now being taken. If that sounds like a lot of income for a motorcycle, keep in mind that a company’s final gasoline-powered indication sole for $155,000.
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