Curtiss Zeus Electric Motorcycle Prototype Revealed

The Curtiss Zeus fully-electric motorcycle prototype boasts of some impressive power figures packing in 170 bhp and a whopping 393 Nm of torque.

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The Curtiss Zeus electric motorcycle will hit production in 2020

Highlights

  • The Curtiss Zues uses two electric motors borrowed from Zero Motorcycles
  • The power output on the Curtiss Zeus makes it one of the powerful bikes
  • The production-spec Curtiss Zeus will be identical to the prototype

Niche motorcycle maker Confederate Motorcycles announced its name change to Curtiss Motorcycles last year, but that's not all the gorgeous bike making company has reverted to. The now Curtiss Motorcycles also announced it will be swapping the mighty V-Twins for a more future-ready electric powertrain (borrowed from Zero Motorcycles) on its future offerings and has now revealed the quite aptly named - 'Zeus' fully-electric prototype. The Curtiss Zeus is the first offering from the newly named company and will be making its production debut in 2020.

Also Read: Confederate Motorcycles Goes All-Electric

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(Curtiss Motorcycles was previously known as Confederate Motorcycles)

Confederate Motorcycles were known to make extremely stylish and unique bikes, and even had a exquisite clientele including our very own MS Dhoni. Curtiss Motorcycles continues to retain this idea of bikes and the Zeus prototype manages to look retro-cool with its bold styling. The prototype uses machined aluminium chassis that uses bolted members instead of welding. The bike uses Racetech internals at the front in a double-wishbone design, while the swingarm at the rear uses a concentric pivot point with the electric motor's drivershaft.

curitss zeus electric motorcycle prototype

(The Zeus uses a twin electric motors borrowed from e-bike maker Zero Motorcycles)

The Curtiss Zeus is loaded on features with an iPad/tablet dash mounted console, LED lights, and see-through panels that reveal the twin electric motors sourced from Zero Motorcycles and the set-up is called 'E-Twin'. The electric units have been tuned to produce 170 bhp and a whopping 393 Nm of peak torque.

curitss zeus electric motorcycle prototype

(The niche bike maker is known for its unique designs and high attention to detail)

That's way more than way most litre-class motorcycles make, and is easily one of the most powerful bikes there. Bringing in all that power in control are brakes from Beringer, while the bike uses BST wheels wrapped in Pirelli rubber. The Curtiss Zeus prototype has been showcased with a 14.4 kWh battery pack, which should be a larger unit by the time the production model arrives two years later.

curitss zeus electric motorcycle prototype

(The Zeus prototype uses a 14.4 kWh battery, the production model will sport a larger unit)

0 Comments

The prototype holds its own on the styling front remaining unique, stylish and desirable, as far as Confederable bikes go. That said, a tamer version of this design is what we expect to make it to production. Pricing will be anything but cheap on the Zeus, but definitely looks worth it.

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