CURTISS Motorcycles chiefs dropped a bomb at EICMA in Milan today as they pulled the covers off their all-new Cafe and Bobber models.
Based on the flagship Zeus machine, the two new bikes, scheduled for production in 2020, are part of the company’s efforts to showcase its newly-formed Advanced Powertrain Division.
“We are excited to showcase what we believe is the best technology in the industry,” said department leader Paul Ogilvie.
“By utilising cutting-edge energy storage systems to balance power and range, we aim to deliver a range of 280 miles (450km), 145 foot-pounds of torque and a 0 to 60 time of 2.1 seconds, all with a 140Kw motor.”
Curtiss Design Director Jordan Cornille reflected Ogilvie’s elation, adding that the Cafe and Bobber editions represented evolution in the firm’s capabilities.
“Our original Zeus concept prototype featured obsolete battery and motor technology that was as graceful as a cinder block,” Cornille admitted. “This made it difficult for our team to engineer the machine we all aspired to create.
“With our new Advanced Technology division, we are developing new battery, motor and control system technologies that enable us to deliver on our clean, modern aesthetic vision.”
The company is expected to reveal pricing, specifications and reservation details later this year.