Electric Curtiss motorcycle features wild 'radial V8' design, sky-high price

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Electric Curtiss motorcycle features wild 'radial V8' design, sky-high price

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Post #2 by Sidecar Bob » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:03 pm

It just looks silly to me...
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Post #3 by Lucien Harpress » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:24 pm

I really want to like this motorcycle.

However, I will never be able to get past the fact that (assuming the "radial" part of the admittedly stupid sounding "radial v8" refers to the twisting of the "cylinders"), there's only one problem.

The most famous 4-row radial aircraft engine? One exhibiting the distinctive 'twist' of the pistons?

The R-4360 Wasp Major.

Made by Pratt & Whitney.

NOT Curtiss.

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Re: Electric Curtiss motorcycle features wild 'radial V8' design, sky-high price

Post #4 by DUGG » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:26 am

I’m not sure what anyone is going to do with 217hp. The 280 miles seems limiting also but then I don’t think anyone will be able to ride it more than 50 miles at a time. Looks uncomfortable. With those specs and price this is nothing but a show piece for someone with too much money.

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Post #5 by Gowing » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:29 am

I can see the resemblance to the Curtis. 217 hp. It should be enough power. Might as well use the battery as part of the design, since they take up a lot of space.
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