This V8 electric bike is the coolest thing you'll see today
This is called the Zeus Radial V8 and as you can clearly see, there's something very unusual about the powertrain of this motorbike.
It's made in Alabama, US by a small motorcycle shop called Curtiss and it has eight cylindrical batteries, properly arranged in a "V".
Jordan Cornille, the man behind its unique electric V8 design, said this peculiar cylindrical batteries arrangement isn't just for show but it also helps "achieving maximum battery cooling efficiency” and while it may not exactly be the most aerodynamically efficient solution in the world, it is guaranteed to provide the battery cells with the ventilation to keep the batteries cool.
The powertrain is developed in partnership with YASA, an Oxford-based engineering company which specializes in e-motors, produces 217 hp and 147 LB-FT of continuous torque, and the battery capacity is 16.8 kWh at 399V. Detailed explanations on how this system works are actually available on Curtiss website and it's the stuff of science.
The Zeus Radial V8 hails back to the machine that was originally ridden by engineer Glenn Curtiss over a century ago, a V8 motorcycle that was capable of reaching 136 mph in 1907.
Production will start in 2020 and this is going to be one of the most expensive motorcycles you can buy with a price tag of $75,000.