Curtiss Motorcycles has taken its renewal very seriously by changing its production from gas to electric bikes... not without one last v-twin for the road.
The Warhawk Limited Edition is your last chance at getting your hands on a dino-powered Curtiss bike
Somehow, in 1991, founding a company named Confederate Motors was a socially accepted decision (It was the 90s, things were weird back then - Ed.). Then, as though the name was any indication, the American company’s path has been a rocky one over its first two decades of existence. Last year, the company decided to ditch its, shall we say, questionable moniker and become Curtiss Motorcycles and focus on electric bikes. Now, Curtis Motorcycles—née Confederate Motors—is saying goodbye to gas-powered motorcycles with a very limited edition. Hear it roar one last time.
Say hello to the Warhawk Limited Edition. This last internal combustion-powered machine boasts a 2,163cc, 150-hp, v-twin engine with a top speed of 165 mph. In terms of design, the company has made a name for Transformers-looking bikes, and if you ask me, it looks like a bunch of adults built a life-size Mecano set.
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Just how limited will the Warhawk Limited Edition be? 36-units only limited. It will also be Curtiss’ first motorcycle under its new branding—and the only one requiring the occasional (or frequent) sip of dinosaur juice. Exclusivity will come at a price and each unit will set you back $105,000. The limited editions will also be built to order, so you will have to cough up $5,000 up front to secure yours with 2 to 3-month waiting time for delivery (still better than Tesla).
Once the 36 Warhawk models have found good homes, Curtiss Motorcycles will wipe the board clean, erase any leftover stains of gas and oil in the shop, and turn to electricity to secure their future. The company has already released its first all-electric concept, the Zeus, another Mecano-looking set of wheels which is expected to hit production in 2020 with an all-powerful 170-hp electric output in the works.