Curtiss Motorcycles Releases New Hades Electric Concept

Curtiss Motorcycles releases design sketches of radical new electric motorcycle concept called the Hades.

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The Hades is an electric design concept from Curtiss Motorcycles

Highlights

  • The Hades is not a prototype, but a design concept
  • The Hades will be going into production sometime in 2020
  • Once finished, it is expected to be priced at USD 75,000

Curtiss Motorcycles has unveiled the latest addition to the company's growing electric motorcycle line-up, but this time it's not a prototype, but a design concept. The Hades is the new electric motorcycle from the firm and features some high-performance specs similar to the company's flagship prototype - the Zeus electric motorcycle. The Hades sports a massive 162 kW (214 bhp) motor in a minimalistic frame, and its rated peak torque output is 200 Nm which will likely propel it immediately off the line.

Also Read: Curtiss Zeus With V8-Style Battery Packs Revealed

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The Curtiss Hades design concept features a unique bullet-shaped battery and a radical overall design

The 399 CDC battery is housed in a bullet-shaped, finned enclosure at the centre of the bike, where a conventional internal combustion engine would be. The battery features a capacity of 16.8 kWh making it one of the largest standard battery offerings on any electric motorcycle. But that's not all; the design of the Hades is quite interesting, with the girder fork giving it a distinctive look, as well as the horizontally-mounted rear suspension. The saddle has a pronounced cup and the taillights are mounted on the underside of the saddle. There's no foot pedal for a rear brake, and the Hades employs a left-hand side brake lever in place of a conventional clutch lever.

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The taillights are placed on the underside of the single saddle

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The Hades is slated to be introduced as a production model sometime in 2020, and it will be priced at around $ 75,000 (around ₹ 51. 61 lakh under current exchange rates). Currently, Curtiss Motorcycles is crowdfunding towards production and has been able to achieve its funding goal. So, it is a clear indication that the Hades, like the Zeus, will actually end up being full-fledged production models after all. But there's no denying the fact that these will be exclusive electric bikes, and the price tag will mean, only a select few will be able to afford any of these bikes.

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