Confederate Motors President Matt Chambers says that they reached the limits of what they can do with internal combustion engines in their crazy-looking mechanical design motorcycles.
So they are changing the name to Curtiss Motorcycles and going electric with the help of leading electric motorcycle maker Zero Motorcycles.
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They will be making 13 more units of their $155,000, 150 horsepower, and 165 pound-feet of torque Bomber motorcycle, which will be the last bike under the ‘Confederate Motors’ name before they change it to Curtiss Motorcycles and go all-electric.
Chambers told Los Angeles Times:
“We can’t go any further than this. We’ve hit the ceiling. This is it.”
He said that the first vehicle they are working on is a twin-motor cruiser bike that “will produce the equivalent of 175 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque.”
Zero Motorcycles, which introduced bikes with over 200 miles of range in its 2017 lineup, is apparently on board with the project.
The Santa Cruz-based company has been supplying its electric powertrain technology to other vehicle manufacturers looking to electrify their lineup, like ‘the world’s first electric, stand-up personal watercraft’.
But now it would be to create a torque beast electric motorcycle with twin motors.
Chambers didn’t offer a timeline for the new bike, but his Birmingham-based company will be putting all their focus on it after delivering the last few of their gas-powered bikes.