Confederate Motors, Inc. has been producing wildly unique V-Twin motorcycles over the past few decades, but will be making a significant change in course starting in 2018. According to a press release, included in full below, the new endeavor will utilize a Twin Engine powertrain courtesy of Zero Motorcycles. There will be a “modular architectural system” employed, new suspension, chassis and geometry as well. It’s unclear what these phrases mean in practical terms just yet, but the brand promises its first model, the Hercules, to break wraps May 5, 2018. – Byron Wilson
In 1903, Glenn H. Curtiss invented the venerable American v-twin motorcycle engine. Confederate Motors, Inc. invested 20-plus years perfecting his invention. Four generations of patented architecture were created.
Seven years ago, in our twentieth year, we began research and development of our fifth generation architecture. We knew we were at a turning point; we had maxed out Glenn’s invention. It was time to apply our years of design experience and earned wisdom with the best innovation and technology, just like Mr. Curtiss would do, were he leading us today. We branded the project Curtiss. Over these past seven years, the view from standing on the shoulders of this giant shifted our business model and strategy on its axis. Curtiss illuminated, informed, and clarified a new mission; sustainable, scalable, ageless, timeless, fun motorcycle relevance.
Curtiss will deploy a modular architectural system, the design upon which numerous patents have been filed, as the optimal foundation for an all-new Twin-Engine powertrain supplied by the new world-leader in motorcycle torque production, Zero. The all-new powertrain packages in a classical proportion, lower, narrower, and with superior weight management than any other. The geometry and ergonomics are classic as well, empowering the rider with effortless control, speed, handling, and comfort. Curtiss suspension is all-new and state-of-the-art. A breakthrough in transparency, accuracy, and quality of information between the tarmac and the Curtiss rider is promised. Whole new levels of safety have been designed into Curtiss, which has the goal of being the world leader in this key aspect.
A full range of machines to fit every pocketbook is in development, with the unveiling of the first model, the all-new Hercules, scheduled for May 5, 2018.
Curtiss will be cool and sophisticated urban mobility.
It is with the utmost confidence that we announce our name change, effective January 8, 2018, from Confederate Motors, Inc., unto Curtiss Motorcycle Co., Inc.
The first all-new Curtiss motorcycles in over 106 years are coming soon.
Curtiss; Never Look Back!