This Pistol-Shaped Curtiss Electric Motorcycle Was Inspired By Miles Davis

It takes some audacity to name an electric motorcycle after the god of the underworld, but thankfully, the Curtiss Hades is appropriately hellacious.

The pistol-shaped machine was designed with the intention of creating a furious EV without wasting raw materials.

Taking inspiration from Miles Davis — who conveyed emotion using the fewest notes possible — the motorcycle’s parts are designed to perform more than one function. Case in point: its bullet-like cylinder, which houses a 399 VDC, 16.8 kWh battery connected to a 217 hp motor, while also incorporating foot pegs for the rider. Sinfully nifty.

$75,000 USD,