Electric Motorcycles News received a first teaser photo from the new Hercules, send by Jordan Cornille, Director of design at Curtiss Motorcycle Co. It’s a real teaser and we hope to get some more revealing ones in the future.
Seven years ago, in our twentieth year, we began research and development of our fifth generation architecture. We knew we were at a turning point; we had maxed out Glenn’s invention. It was time to apply our years of design experience and earned wisdom with the best innovation and technology, just like Mr. Curtiss would do, were he leading us today. We branded the project Curtiss. Over these past seven years, the view from standing on the shoulders of this giant shifted our business model and strategy on its axis. Curtiss illuminated, informed, and clarified a new mission; sustainable, scalable, ageless, timeless, fun motorcycle relevance.
In 1903, Glenn H. Curtiss invented the venerable American v-twin motorcycle engine. Confederate Motors, Inc. invested 20-plus years perfecting his invention. Four generations of patented architecture were created.
Curtiss will deploy a modular architectural system, the design upon which numerous patents have been filed, as the optimal foundation for an all-new Twin-Engine powertrain supplied by the new world-leader in motorcycle torque production, Zero. The all-new powertrain packages in a classical proportion, lower, narrower, and with superior weight management than any other. The geometry and ergonomics are classic as well, empowering the rider with effortless control, speed, handling, and comfort. Curtiss suspension is all-new and state-of- the-art. A breakthrough in transparency, accuracy, and quality of information between the tarmac and the Curtiss rider is promised. Whole new levels of safety have been designed into Curtiss, which has the goal of being the world leader in this key aspect.
A full range of machines to fit every pocketbook is in development, with the unveiling of the first model, the all-new Hercules, scheduled for May 5, 2018. Curtiss will be cool and sophisticated urban mobility.
It is with the utmost confidence that we announce our name change, effective January 8, 2018, from Confederate Motors, Inc., unto Curtiss Motorcycle Co., Inc.
Website Curtiss Motorcycle C° (also a teaser at this moment)