Curtiss Motorcycle Co., previously Confederate, has produced the “first completely symmetrical motorcycle” after stripping down their pistol-inspired Hades model. This all-electic bike therefore has a perfectly balanced design in terms of weight and structure.
The “Centered Power Axis” is Curtiss attributes to this improvement, which allows for a reduced girth and width, a high ground clearance of eight inches, a 27 degree rake angle, and a lower centre of gravity. This not only makes it look more compressed, but allows it to ride to a higher performance than other bikes. But if you’re not looking for intense agility, a long-wheelbase is available with a 31 degree rake angle and six inches of ground clearance.
The body is made from a mixture of hand-welded titanium, chromoly and aluminium. The wheels are made from lightweight carbon fibre for a lower unsprung mass, and it stops on a dime thanks to four floating cast iron disc brakes by Beringer. The suspension also promotes ultimate performance with double-wishbone fork with modular aluminum girders and six inches of travel at the front, and a fully adjustable swing arm in the rear. A $3,000 carbon fiber upgrade is also available for the lower suspension leg.
The battery consists of a 16.8 kWH power pack which is kept within the bullet-like structure at the bottom of the bike. While charging specs are unknown, it boasts 217hp and while the 0-60 time is unknown, we expect it to be around 2 seconds.
The Hades 1 Pure will be available this year in Spring at a price of $60,000. High, but the high price is for not only an electric bike, but a work of art. If this is the kind of design work heading for the all-electric industry, Tesla might need to up its game for the near future.