• Curtiss One Electric Bike Finally Ready to Hit The Streets

But it will cost you $115,000!

Since 2015, Curtiss has been teasing us with incredible-looking electric bikes. None have made it to production, until now. There will only be 300 Curtiss Ones built and they will cost an arm and a leg.

Curtiss One Finally To Go Into Production

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Curtiss One
After 6 years, the first Curtiss electric bike will go into production

The rise of the electric bike is allowing designers to think out of the box and re-imagine the motorcycle in terms of its architecture and appearance.

One of the best of these has been Curtiss, which was born back in 2015 as an electric arm of the Confederate motorcycle company. over the years, they’ve teased some incredible looking bikes, such as the Zeus 8 and the Hades which we could only wish would go into production.

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Only 300 Will Be Built
With a price tag of $115,000

Well, finally, there is a Curtiss that is about to go into production. Called the One, you’re going to have to dig deep as it will cost a not inconsiderable $115,000!

Looking not too dissimilar to the concept bikes shown thus far, there are definite Art Deco elements in the design to compliment the up-to-the-minute technology. Long and low, the headstock is adjustable for rake between 27 and 31 degrees.

That’s not the only thing on the bike that is adjustable: the rider’s foot pegs have 19 different positions and the pillion’s, 8 positions.

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Not Great Range
Only 120 miles in the city or 70 miles on the open road claimed

Curtiss are claiming an all-in weight of 193kg, with power stated as 108bhp and 147.5lb.ft of torque. Future software upgrades could push the power figure to over 200bhp.

That’s all well and good, but a range of 120 miles in an urban environment and only 70 miles on the open road are pretty thin for a bike costing this much. Recharge time is 2 hours to 80% charge, with another 40 minutes to full charge.

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Curtiss Zeus 8
This is the concept we wish Curtiss had put into production

The Curtiss One is certainly not short of interesting components: the horizontal rear shock and girder front end use Race Tech components and the front end might have two brake discs but they are both on one side, being a Beringer 4D system, as used on the Brough Superior SS100.

If you want to order one of the 300 that will be built, you will have to put down a $30,000 deposit, but assembly of the bikes will only start at the end of 2022, which gives you enough time to configure your bike on the Curtiss website.

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Glen Curtiss
American motorcycling pioneer and record breaker.

So, what do you think? Would you spend that much money on an electric bike, no matter how good it looks? We just wish that they would build the Zeus 8, then we’d definitely be scratching down the back of the couch for pennies!

Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
Motorcycling Contributor
Born and raised in England, he has lived in South Africa with his family since 2002. Harry has owned examples of Triumph, Norton, BSA, MV Agusta, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Moto Morini motorcycles. He regrets selling all of them.  Read full bio
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