It was a weekend before today when the Curtiss Zeus Radial V8 graced our pages with its unique design. The manufacturer shows us a perfect amalgam classic and future with the motorcycle’s exceptional form factor. After showcasing its tribute to the god of the skies as well as its most recent badass alternative take, we’re ready for another.
This time we’re looking at one of Zeus’ brothers. To be specific, he who watches over the underworld. The Curtiss Hades by no means a slouch when it comes to jaw-dropping aesthetics and it flaunts a more sinister look than its sibling.
Comparing it to the Zeus Radial V8’s appearance, which looks like an internal combustion engine, the Hades looks like a weapon. To be exact – a gun that’s ready to shoot down the competition with its stunning good looks. Just like all of the other models from the Curtiss’ catalog, this is an all-electric motorcycle.
As such, it relies on a battery to run the in-house-developed axial electric motor. Coming up with a clever way of concealing its energy source, this two-wheeler is integrating it into the frame. The 16.8 kWh battery unit sits inside a shell that looks like a bullet.
This provides enough power to push the Curtiss Hades forward with up to 217 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque. This is possible through the use of a Cascadia Motion PM100 propulsion inverter. As more companies make the shift to all-electric platforms, eye-catching design can set your product apart from the rest. You can be the proud owner of this devilish ride to the lovely tune of $75,000.Get it here
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