Birmingham, 8 November 2018 (MIA) – Curtiss Motorcycles has unveiled two new versions of their super high power electric motorcycle known as Zeus, Electrek reports.
The original Zeus electric motorcycle concept was unveiled by Curtiss earlier this summer at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
The motorcycle sported two Zero electric motors coupled to a single drive shaft, known as the Curtiss E-twin platform.
The original concept was striking, to say the least. Zeus’ chassis was machined billet aluminum and used bolted frame members instead of conventional welding. The rear suspension used a center-line cantilever mono-shock, and the front suspension employed a four-link girder mono-shock. These unique stylings combined to give Zeus a one-of-a-kind, futuristic look that is unapologetically different from anything a motorcycle has ever looked like before.
However, Curtiss Motorcycles’ Chief Design Director, Jordan Cornille, wanted to push the bike’s design even further:
“Our original Zeus concept prototype featured obsolete battery and motor technology that was as graceful as a cinder block. This made it difficult for our team to engineer the machine we all aspired to create. With our new Advanced Technology division, we are developing new battery, motor, and control system technologies that enable us to deliver on our clean, modern aesthetic vision.”
Now the company has unveiled its new designs, fleshing out the Zeus electric motorcycle concept into two new production-ready versions: a Cafe Racer and a Bobber-style motorcycle.