The Damon Hypersport HS was announced last month and made an appearance this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Vancouver-based Damon has a new spin on two-wheeled emission-free riding.
The Damon Hypersport packs a 20 kWh liquid-cooled battery pack and an electric motor delivering 200 HP, roughly the same as what you’ll get from class-leading 1000cc superbikes. That power is reportedly capable of sending the bike to 60 mph (96 km/h) in under three seconds and up to a 200 mph (320 km/h) max speed.
Those aren’t the only impressive figures. Damon says that the Hypersport is good for 201 miles (323 km) of range during highway driving and 300 miles (482 km) of range in the city. As if that wasn’t enough to whet the appetite of enthusiasts, the bike can be fully recharged in less than three hours through a Level 2 charger. It will also weigh less than 500 lbs (226 kg).
Damon says the Hypersport will use advanced safety features typically reserved for cars. The bike uses two cameras, radar, and other sensors to track the road and warn riders of possible dangers via visual alerts and haptic feedback in the grips. The system uses Blackberry-based software to track up to 64 objects on the road and displays information on a 6.0-inch screen that doubles as a digital instrument cluster.
The motorcycle also uploads sensor data to a cloud-based network to help refine safety warnings. Software can be updated via over-the-air updates. Riders can change their seating position from a supersport to an upright touring position. According to Damon, the Hypersport can shift its seat, windshield, pegs, and handlebars between a supersport riding position and more upright touring position.
The first 25 Hypersport models will be called the Hypersport Premier. They will feature Brembo brakes, Öhlins dampers, and a single-sided carbon fiber swing arm. Damon didn’t say how much Premier model will cost.
Prices for the Damon Hypersport will start at $24,995 before EV tax incentives. A limited-run of ‘Premier’ versions with Brembo brakes, Ohlins suspension, and a single-sided swingarm made from carbon fiber will start at $40,000, with its production being capped at just 25 units.