Curtiss Motors Debuts Documentary: “The Opposite of Death”

A film on Curtiss Legacies and the Creation of the '1'

An Advert showing teasers for Curtiss's documentary on the brand's legacy and the creation of the 1. Photo courtesy of Curtiss press release.
An Advert showing teasers for Curtiss's documentary on the brand's legacy and the creation of the 1. Photo courtesy of Curtiss press release.
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So.

You’ve just created a rolling work of art from scratch.

Not only that, but you’ve been wildly successful in the passing of said art to the drooling populace for the sum of five digits or so. 

What’s your next step? (Hint – NOT an adventure bike…)

The Curtiss 1, on which a documentary has been created celebrating the beauty of the bike and the legacy of the brand. Photo courtesy of Curtiss' website.
The Curtiss 1, on which a documentary has been created celebrating the beauty of the bike and the legacy of the brand. Photo courtesy of Curtiss’ website.

For the luxury bike builders at Curtiss Motors, the next tick in the docket is a documentary on the creation of an electric bike called the 1 – a stunning machine that features (among the top-notch, timeless parts and the hard-steel axle reminiscent of airplane ergonomics) an aesthetic designed to keep its rider in the seat for life.

(Don’t let the moodily-themed images fool you; if Batman had any say on his choice of cinematic scoot – or the slightest inclination toward zero-emission – he would have chosen this piece of sexy as his go-to aesthetic.)

The Curtiss 1, on which a documentary has been created celebrating the beauty of the bike and the legacy of the brand. Photo courtesy of Curtiss' website.
The Curtiss 1, on which a documentary has been created celebrating the beauty of the bike and the legacy of the brand. Photo courtesy of Curtiss’ website.

The 1 is currently available from $83,333 USD; not a bargain price, but art – whether functional or otherwise – has never really been about price, has it?

The Curtiss 1, on which a documentary has been created celebrating the beauty of the bike and the legacy of the brand. Photo courtesy of Curtiss' website.
The Curtiss 1, on which a documentary has been created celebrating the beauty of the bike and the legacy of the brand. Photo courtesy of Curtiss’ website.

As for the documentary, it’s not a bad idea, considering the legacy of Curtiss – previously Confederate Motors – as a brand stretches back a bit; and with the film itself being premiered tomorrow, you’ve not got long to wait for the real deal (head over to TheVintagent.com for an exclusive premiere if you’re impatient like me).

The Curtiss 1, on which a documentary has been created celebrating the beauty of the bike and the legacy of the brand. Photo courtesy of Curtiss' website.
The Curtiss 1, on which a documentary has been created celebrating the beauty of the bike and the legacy of the brand. Photo courtesy of Curtiss’ website.

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Curtiss Motors: “The Opposite of Dead” Documentary

*Media sourced from Curtiss press releases, and the Curtiss website*