CURTISS Bikes have offered what can solely be described as a steam-punk cruiser, and it’s an ideal instance of how seems could be deceiving, ‘The One’ could also be way more than first meets the attention.
The important thing for Curtiss is making this bike appear to be a murals, in addition to trip like one. Should you take a minute to essentially research the options of ‘The One’ in all of its glory, it’s possible you’ll be fooled considering it’s going to be an especially heavy, gradual cruiser. When in actuality, it’s a modest 193kg – nonetheless heavy, however not exceedingly so for a cruiser – however you might have guessed they’re trying to save weight, there’s carbon fibre everywhere.
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What stands out immediately for me is the chassis. ‘The One’ options an aircraft-inspired Triple Load Path monocoque, making use of the low-slung ‘energy pak’ because the spine for the body – conserving the centre of gravity low, however leading to a flex-free, slim and light-weight chassis for the core.
This ‘energy pak’ has radially-arranged gasoline cells, that are submerged in non-conductive coolant to keep up a secure working temperature for the battery unit. Energy is transformed from the motor to the rear wheel by way of a maintenance-free toothed belt drive, with no gears or clutch, and all saved snug on the highway with fully-adjustable suspension, modular carbon fibre, with adjustable RaceTech monoshock entrance and rear.
An enormous characteristic is the adjustable rake angle, which can give personalised dimensions of ‘The One’ relying on what you go for. The adjustment of the rake between 27º to 31º will due to this fact subsequently modify the wheelbase (62” to 64”), ground-clearance (8” to six”) and seat peak (29” to 31”). Additional, the footpegs and handlebar are adjustable, giving the rider the ‘excellent match’.
Now, the motor itself is centred alongside each the horizontal and vertical axis of the chassis, and Curtiss declare it to be ‘essentially the most power-dense motor on the planet’ – which is an enormous (if not gargantuan) assertion to make.
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It’s attention-grabbing right here, because the motor is able to offering a peak of as much as 217 bhp, and torque of 369 Nm – however, as a substitute, they restrict it to 120 bhp (peak), 87 bhp (regular) & 199 Nm (peak), 162 Nm (regular).
The reasoning given is “future-proofing”, so maybe they aren’t too eager on pushing the motor to its limits simply but. They do observe that totally adjustable tuning can be accessible by way of cloud-based software program updates, so it might probably assumably be made use of sooner or later with out visiting a supplier.
The worth-tag for a murals like ‘The One’ is a lofty $81,000 USD, round £59,000 relying on alternate charge. Pretty costly, but it surely’s a restricted run of 100 being inbuilt 2021. Curtiss fashions ‘Two’ and ‘Three’ are regarded as on the best way for 2022 & 2023 respectively.
I can solely hope they up their model-naming sport after the third version, it appears like a Ps.