Curtiss Motorcycles makes some truly out-of-this-world designs. When they first showed off the Hades concept, everyone thought it was just that—a concept bike. It turns out that Curtiss has partnered with manufacturer Fast Radius to put the bike into production. It will be largely built of aluminum and titanium.
That big battery is 16.8 kWh, which puts it higher than Zero’s 14.4-kWh battery and Harley-Davidson’s 15.5-kWh battery. The motor is as powerful as the H-D and Zero combined, with a 162-kW (217-horsepower) output that’s coaxially mounted with the rear swingarm. It has 200 N/m (147 pound-feet) of torque, and it will use a chain instead of a belt to drive the rear wheel.
The Curtiss is planned to sell for a reasonable $75,000. www.curtissmotorcycles.com