Originally established in 1901, the Curtiss Motorcycle company has since been reborn as a leader in the manufacturing of all-electric motorcycles. The company has shifted the direction of its production declaring its commitment to the “manufacture of sustainable, desirable, intergenerational, mean, clean, and green future-proof hot rod motorcycles.” The Curtis Zeus Radial V8 serves as an embodiment of the company’s mission statement.
The sleek, futuristic yet minimalist design of the Zeus Radial V8 instantly captures attention. Its eye-catching “form follows function” design is evident from its network of cylindrical battery towers that occupy a space commonly reserved for the traditional combustion engine. Arranged in a modified “V” formation, these eight battery towers are placed to mimic the look of an old V8 carburetor while achieving optimum battery cooling efficiency. That all-electric motor achieves the raw power of a traditional V8 with 147 lb-ft of torque and 217 hp. From its alluring design to its advanced engineering, the Zeus Radial V8 pays homage to the rich heritage of Curtiss Motorcycles while ushering the company into a new era.