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Curtiss launch crowdfunding campaign to help produce the Zeus

The American muscle-bike builder is seeking investors to help push forward the production of their latest electric bike concept

Curtiss Zeus

CURTISS (formally Confederate) Motorcycles are launching a crowdfunding campaign this week to help raise capital and accelerate the production of its latest concept bike, the electrically powered Zeus.

The company have teamed up with crowdfunding site, Wefunder, and will opening investments, priced at $0.20 per share, on the 30th November. Investment is open to the public with a minimum investment of $1,000 USD, equating to 5,000 shares of common stock in the company.

Curtiss CEO and Chairman Matt Chambers said: “We formed Curtiss to lead the growing premium all-electric motorcycle market. With equity crowdfunding, we’re inviting our customers, followers, and fans to join us as we accelerate production of our first battery-electric motorcycles, and ultimately lead the electric motorcycle revolution.”

If there’a Zeus shaped hole in your bike collection, the finished product is expected to cost around $60,000 (£47,000 at today's rate) with production beginning in early 2020. Curtiss claim the bike will have a range of 280 miles and will deliver 190hp and 145lb/ft of torque.

As well as the futuristically styled Zeus, the company has also penned the wild looking Hera (picture below) concept that looks to be styled along the lines of the V8 Curtiss. The original V8 was raced by the company’s founder, Glenn Curtiss, to a world record on Ormond Beach Florida, reaching more than 140mph in 1907.

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CURTISS MOTORCYCLES ZEUS SPECIFICATIONS

POWER

 140KW/190 HP

MAX TORQUE

 145 POUND FEET

MAX RANGE

 280 MILES/450KM

CHASSIS

MACHINED MODULAR 6061-T6 ALUMINUM MONOCOQUE WITH CARBON FIBER FUSELAGE, CLAMSHELL VAULT BATTERY HOUSING

SUSPENSION

FRONT - GIRDER TYPE SUSPENSION, FULLY-ADJUSTABLE FOR HIGH AND LOW SPEED COMPRESSION AND REBOUND DAMPING

REAR - MACHINED 6061-T6 ALUMINUM SWINGARM WITH CENTERLINE CANTILEVER MONOSHOCK, FULLY-ADJUSTABLE FOR HIGH AND LOW SPEED COMPRESSION AND REBOUND DAMPING

BRAKES

FRONT

FRONT - 2 X 230 MM BERINGER 4D FLOATING CAST IRON DISCS WITH FOUR-PISTON, RADIALLY-MOUNTED, BERINGER 4D CALIPERS

REAR

1 X 240 MM CROSS-DRILLED  STAINLESS STEEL DISC WITH FOUR-PISTON, RADIALLY-MOUNTED, BERINGER AEROTEC CALIPER

WHEELS/TYRES

FRONT

120/70 ZR 17 PIRELLI DIABLO ROSSO II ON 3.5in. BST SOLID CARBON WHEEL

REAR

240/45 ZR 17 PIRELLI DIABLO ROSSO II ON 8.50 IN. BST SOLID CARBON WHEEL

HEAD ANGLE/TRAIL

 27 DEGREES/134MM

WHEELBASE

 61.5 IN./1562MM

WEIGHT/DISTRIBUTION

 475 LB

SEAT HEIGHT

 28.5 IN./724MM

CONFIGURATION OPTIONS

 STYLE – BOBBER – CAFE

FINISHES AVAILABLE

RAW BILLET ALUMINUM - ANODIZED BLACK (+$3,000)

AVAILABILITY

 NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR PRODUCTION BEGINNING EARLY 2020

PRICING

 $60,000 USD

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