Damon Motorcycles – Innovation and Tech to Improve Rider Safety


damon hypersport motorcycle

Damon Motorcycles has a mission to cause a paradigm shift for safer, smarter motorcycling. This is another startup in the electric motorcycle space, but this one offers a couple big features others don’t.

Two Bikes in One?

The Damon Motorcycles offer a feature I haven’t seen before, but I could very well have missed it from other manufacturers. The Hypersport has the ability to transform your riding position. Forks, seat, and foot pegs are all motorized to go from commuting, touring, and sport.

Copilot

This could be the game changer. With the Hypersport, cameras and sensors mounted to the bike provide 360 degree scanning of everything around you. The bike will alert you of any potential hazards. It also has something they refer to as Self Learning, which will likely be algorithms of data used in machine learning/artificial intelligence.

They refer to some of the copilot functionality as a bike that is hyper aware, this video demonstrates some of it’s features:

Damon Hypersport Commerical from Damon Motors Inc on Vimeo.

damon motorcycles copilot sensors
damon motorcycles copilot

The Cockpit

damon motorcycles cockpit

200 MPH/Range/HP

  • Top speed: 200+ mph
  • Range: 200 miles of range per charge
  • Horsepower: 200 hp

More Specs

0-60mph< 3 seconds
Range200+ Miles (combined highway and city)
Charge Time< 3 hrs @ Level 2
CoPilotIncluded
ShiftIncluded
4G Connectivity + DataIncluded
Camera2 x 1080p
Wheelbase55″
Front Tire Size120mm (17″)
Rear Tire Size200mm (17″)
Front BrakesDual Rotor 300mm Discs
Rear BrakesSingle Disc
Seat Height32″
WeightUnder 440 lbs
MotorPMAC Liquid Cooled 160 kW peak
Battery21.5 kWh
Warranty2 Years
ServiceDamon Service Centers
Partnered Electric Motorcycle Dealers
Mobile Serivce

Damon Motorcycles Service

According to their spec sheet, it appears that Damon Motorcycles will use a similar business model to that of Tesla when it comes to service. They will have dedicated Damon Service Centers, offer a mobile service that comes to you, and have a network of partnered electric motorcycle dealers. The network of partnered dealers is likely similar to Tesla’s network of certified body repair shops, but with a focus on service.

For some of the electric-only motorcycle companies currently out there, Zero likely has the largest footprint of store fronts followed by Energica, at least in the United States.

Damon Motorcycle Photos

damon motorcycles with cybertruck mockup
They’ve even super-imposed the Hypersport into the back of the Cybertruck
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damon motorcycles hypersport

Hypersport Founders Edition

When Damon Motorcycles debuted their Hypersport at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020, they opened up pre-ordered for a very limited number of bikes to be produced. The first 25 motorcycles that role off the assembly line will be the Founders Edition.

This was their way to recognize and welcome their early adopters, something similar to what Tesla has done with their Founders Series. On the last day of CES this year, Damon Motorcycles sold out of the Founders Edition.

Hypersport Premier

Next in line is the Damon Hypersport Premier. It has a fully refundable deposit of $1,000 USD. The Hypersport Premier starts at $39,995 (USD). While it doesn’t state the numbers, the Premier is also in limited quantities.

Hypersport HS

The entry level model is the HS, which has an MSRP of $24,995 (USD). With the HS, there’s a smaller deposit of just $100 USD, which is also fully refundable. This puts the HS right in line with pricing of the Zero SR/S.

HS vs Premier

According to their website, the Premier includes Brembo brakes, Ohlins suspension, and a single sided swing arm. It appears everything else is the same.

Pre-Orders

As mentioned earlier, the Founders Edition was limited to just 25 and has already sold out. They’ve also reached their production limit for 2021. If you’d like to get in line for delivery in 2022, you might want to consider getting your deposit in before it slips into 2023 or beyond. Of course, as a new company, they still need to prove they can produce these in mass production.

More About Damon Motorcycles

Based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Damon Motorcycles may have just created what could be the safest (and smartest) motorcycle. The company was founded by Jay Giraud and Dom Kwong.

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Kevin has been involved in the custom automotive scene since he bought his first mini-truck in high school and began modifying it. He also has interest in sustainability, DIY projects, and various forms of fabrication. Seeing improved technology of batteries, he has made a concentrated effort over the last few years to transition away from fossil fuels. From lawn care to automotive.

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