Curtiss Motorcycles presents new dual motor Zeus electric motorcycle concept
At the 2018 Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, California this week, Curtiss Motorcycles unveiled its powerful new dual motor Zeus electric motorcycle concept to the public for the first time. The impressive new dual motor Zeus electric motorcycle concept presented by Curtiss Motorcycles not only grabbed the attention of the attendees at the Motorcycle Gathering, but also bagged the prestigious award of being the ‘Most Innovative Motorcycle.’
Curtiss Motorcycles will likely commence the production of the new dual motor Zeus electric motorcycle in 2019, so that a 2020 model year Zeus can be made available for purchase by the public.
Sharing some pertinent information about the dual motor Zeus electric motorcycle, Curtiss Motorcycles’ Director of Design Jordan Cornille said during an interview an interview with Electrek that the new electric technology marks an attempt by Curtiss to redefine the American motorcycle.
Cornille told Electrek that the chassis of the dual motor Zeus electric motorcycle is machined billet aluminium; with a four-link girder mono-shock used for its front suspension, and a center-line cantilever mono-shock used for its rear suspension.
Revealing that the Zeus concept is equipped with a 14.4 kWh battery pack, Cornille said that the motorcycle is based on an all new Curtiss E-twin platform, which has been developed by Curtiss in conjunction with Zero electric motorcycles. Cornille also added that Zeus introduces “a fresh, new design DNA.”
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