C​onfederate Motorcycles To Go All-Electric; Rebranded As Curtiss Motorcycles

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Confederate Motorcycles, a brand popular for its exotic motorcycles is planning to go all-electric by partnering with American brand Zero Motorcycles.

Los Angeles Times reports that the company will be rebranded as Curtiss Motorcycles. The new agreement was announced at the Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in California.

C​onfederate Motorcycles Rebranded As Curtiss Motorcycles

Confederate President Matt Chambers revealed that the company will clear its current products and will develop an electric motorcycle with Zero Motorcycles. He also said that the company has reached its pinnacle of internal combustion motorcycles and now it's time to go all-electric.

C​onfederate Motorcycles Rebranded As Curtiss Motorcycles

The new product from the stable of Curtiss Motorcycles will be an electric cruiser called as Hercules. It will be equipped with twin electric motors from Zero. The electric motorcycle will produce a whopping 175bhp and 393Nm of torque.

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    C​onfederate Motorcycles Rebranded As Curtiss Motorcycles

    The new electric cruiser will be manufactured at Zero Electric's California production plant. Confederate was renamed after riots emerged over a Confederate monument in Charlottesville.

    C​onfederate Motorcycles Rebranded As Curtiss Motorcycles

    The company has been renamed as Curtiss Motorcycles after renowned American motorcycle builder and aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss. He also holds several motorcycle speed records.

    C​onfederate Motorcycles Rebranded As Curtiss Motorcycles

    Chambers stated that the company would cater the final 22 orders of the FA-13 Combat Bomber before entering the all-electric production of the Hercules cruiser.

    C​onfederate Motorcycles Rebranded As Curtiss Motorcycles

    DriveSpark Thinks!

    Confederate Motorcycles has finally bid goodbye to the internal combustion engine motorcycles. The electric cruiser from the rebranded Curtiss Motorcycles will be a game-changing product in the motorcycle industry.

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    Story first published: Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 10:57 [IST]

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