Curtiss Motorcycle Co.’s “The Opposite of Death,” a documentary chronicling the brand’s historical significance and the innovative processes involved with creating The 1, the first bespoke two-wheeled electric motorcycle in history designed and built from the ground up.

Curtiss Motorcycle Co. 'The 1'
‘The 1’ bespoke electric motorcycle from Curtiss Motorcycle Co.

Produced and directed by Gareth Maxwell Roberts, “The Opposite of Death” brings motoring enthusiasts of all backgrounds to Curtiss Motorcycle’s headquarters and the roads of New Orleans for a detailed account of what makes The 1 an original, sustainable and everlasting motorcycle. Adding their commentary and insight to the documentary are Roberts, Founder and CEO Matt Chambers, The 1’s Lead Designer JT Nesbitt, Design Engineer Vinay Valleru, and Designer and Strategist Jordan Cornille.

The 1 contains a patent-pending Centered Power Axis, stabilizing the motorcycle and yielding a smooth and balanced riding experience. An industry-first, immersion-cooled Curtiss Hex Pack battery solution alleviates all generated heat and provides insulation, optimizing the rider’s safety in the process. Combined with an axial flux electric powertrain, billet aluminum, titanium and carbon-fiber state-of-the-art monocoque, and an adjustable multi-link suspension system, The 1 is a fully bespoke motorcycle that can last generations of prolonged riding and whose functionality will not acquiesce to obsolescence.

“The Opposite of Death” Documentary Poster

"The Opposite of Death" film poster