Damon Motorcycles ‘Hypersport electric bikes launched at CES have been a big success. With the entire small fleet of Founders Edition machines now being sold out in pre-sales. With the purchase of Mission Motors ‘IP portfolio. One of the biggest names in the EV powertrain market. So, the company is now making another major leap ahead.
The change may sound a little shocking. But it shows that Damon Motorcycles in this growing market are dead-serious about the production of new, more profitable versions.
Among the inventions now owned by Damon are the tested prototypes that helped break the Bonneville Salt Flats AMA electric land speed record. Setting new records at Laguna Seca in 2011, the Sonoma Raceway 1/4 mile drag strip in 2012. So, the Mann Isle TT Zero event in 2014.
The PM200 electric motor, the lauded Mission Inverter. And the Skyline Telematics now further built and incorporated into new products en route to customers.
Although Damon’s Hypersport Founders Version consisted of only 25 units, there are currently two more exclusive pre-sale bikes in the business. The Hypersport Star Arctic Sun and the Midnight Light, both in white-gold and black-gold paint, both with a price tag of $39,995.
Securing one requires a fee of $1,000 while the deal continues. If special editions are a little off the range. But you also want an electric Damon wheel, you can still get the regular version, Hypersport HS, which tips the scales at $24,995 for a more palatable.
The punch line “200 Make it count” advertises Damon Hypersport, highlighting the 200 horsepower. With 200 mph top speed and 200-mile range statistics.
The bikes come with a 21.5 kWh liquid-cooled battery feeding a 160 kW PMAC liquid-cooled motor that can do 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds. The estimated charging time on a Level 2 adapter is under three hours.
The average road/city range is estimated to surpass 200 miles, and Damon claims to do 70 mph on a highway that provides a range of ~161 miles. While doing only 60 mph raises the latitude to 201 miles. Even, we all know that depending on environmental conditions or a heavy hand, these estimates will differ quite a bit.