The Curtiss Hades 1 Pure is an all-electric motorcycle with a decidedly minimalist approach behind its design. The bike is a stripped-down version of the Curtiss Hades that keeps a few features of the original model while making some marked alterations for a lighter ride. This is highlighted by the fact that many of the motorcycle’s parts do double duty in an effort to keep its weight and size of its body to a minimum.
One case in point is its finned aluminum battery casing. Inside, you’ll find a 16.8 kWh 399-volt battery that contains a controller and motor that churns out an impressive 217 hp. On the outside of that same horizontal battery case are conveniently-located footpegs for the rider. While the Hades 1 Pure features the same suspension and swingarm design as the original model, it makes these parts much more lightweight by making them out of carbon fiber.
Curtiss notes that the Hades 1 Pure is the first motorcycle that can wear the mantle of being perfectly symmetrical. In designing it as such, Curtis was also able to shave a full 45 percent off its total width and give it a 20% lower center of gravity.