At the end of 2019, Canadian startup company Damon unveiled the Hypersport Pro – an electric superbike boasting some impressive specs: top speed of 320km/h, power output of 214hp, 199kg weight, 480km range and 0-100km/h in 3 seconds! A high performance, fully electric, emission-free superbike with some advanced innovative features.
Sold Out in Four Days
The first release of the Hypersport went on pre-sale last week and all 25 units were sold out in just 4 days! Price started at US$40,000 with delivery expected for next year
Damon are now preparing for increased production. They intend to invest in their own production facility and double their production workforce from 50 to 100 people. The company plans on building 1,500 motorcycles a year.
The Hypersport Pro features an advanced tracking and warning system called CoPilot. It uses a system of 4 radars with integrated cameras and sensors, providing 360° coverage of the motorcycle and rider, capable of monitoring up to 64 objects simultaneously. The captured information is transmitted to a cloud-based system, which analyzes the location and speed of the motorcycle and warns against approaching dangers. Warnings will be transmitted through vibration in the handlebars, flickering in the side mirrors and visual information on the windshield.
Another advanced feature built into the Damon Hypersport Pro is Shift, an ergonomic adjustment system. Riders will be able to change their position to suit their ride. An electronic control on the handlebar will provide adjustments to the windshield, handlebars, seat and footrest.
The design of the bike is sporty and quite impressive. Unfortunately it is unlikely we will see any on Aussie roads anytime soon. However, this model is yet more evidence that we are not far away from electric motorcycles capable of matching the features and performance of their fuel-powered sibling.
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