By Wade Thiel
Damon Motorcycles revealed one of the most impressive electric motorcycles the world has ever seen at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today. It won the CES 2020 Innovation Awards.
The motorcycle is innovative not just because it’s an electric bike, but because it blends some of the most-impressive safety technology with a unique ride-position adjustment system to make one of the most versatile motorcycles out there.
Before the official reveal of the bike, I had a chance to chat with the company’s CEO Jay Giraud about the new motorcycle and all of the impressive technology that goes into making it what it is. Now that the reveal has occurred we want to share with you all of the amazing aspects of this motorcycle and what Giraud had to say about the bike and its place in the industry.
What Is the Hypersport Pro?
The Damon Motorcycles Hypersport Pro is a battery-electric motorcycle that can do 200 miles per charge highway, hit a 200 mph top speed thanks to a power output of 200 hp and 200 nm of torque (148 lb-ft). It has a 0-60 mph time under three seconds.
The all-electric performance is extremely impressive, but what could have bigger implications for the Shift rider ergonomics system and the CoPilot Advanced Warning System. These two different types of technology seek to solve two universal problems for the rider.
The bike also features a charge time of less than three hours at a Level 2 charger. Damon is selling two different versions of the bike. There’s the Hypersport HS and the Hypersport Premier. The Premier version gets a carbon fiber swingarm, Brembo brakes, and Ohlins suspension. The Premier will be limited to just 25 units. Reservations are open now for only $100 for the HS and $1,000 for the Premier. Bikes …read more