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Richard230

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Curtiss electric motorcycles
« on: November 21, 2017, 10:11:14 PM »

This teaser regarding the future Curtiss Electric Motorcycle company (formerly Confederate Motorcycles) contains a historically interesting video which shows the Curtiss Motorcycle Museum:
https://electricmotorcycles.news/first-teaser-photo-released-from-hercules-developed-by-curtiss-motorcycle/

Attached is a news article regarding Curtiss Motorcycles. Note that they will be powered by two Zero motors.
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Re: Curtiss electric motorcycles
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 11:49:40 PM »

Every Labor Day weekend I head up to Watkins Glen for the Annual BMW Finger Lakes Rally.  A must stop is the Curtiss Museum over in Hammondsport.  I highly recommend it to anyone in the area.

It would be GREAT if Curtiss Motorcycles would relocate to New York State, but I don't see that happening.  A recent article seems to imply that "Curtiss motorcycles" will be substantially more affordable than "Confederate motorcycles" too.  Definitely going to be keeping an eye on them and I wish them the best of luck and success.
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Re: Curtiss electric motorcycles
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 04:36:49 AM »

> ... A recent article seems to imply that "Curtiss motorcycles" will be substantially more affordable than "Confederate motorcycles" too...

Oh, that's interesting.  Maybe the Cruiser brand and the Zero brand will end up as peers.

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Re: Curtiss electric motorcycles
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 01:21:18 AM »

The teaser photo's TRON-like styling is certainly catching my eye.
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Re: Curtiss electric motorcycles
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 03:15:58 AM »

Just bear in mind that Confederate's last bike sold for $135,000.00.  By that yardstick, a $50,000 motorcycle would be considered "substantially more affordable."   ;)
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Re: Curtiss electric motorcycles
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 02:48:03 AM »

Well, they are using *dual* ZeroSR motors, so, yes, expect it to cost more than the most expensive Zero to date.
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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

2014 Zero SR, accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1 NiMH. 2001 Honda Helix.
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