Damon HyperFighter electric bike line-up unveiled

    Damon's HyperDrive powertrain gives this electric streetfighter 200hp and over 270kph top speed.

    Published On Jan 06, 2022 03:30:00 PM

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    Damon HyperFighter electric bike line-up unveiled

    Damon HyperFighter Colossus

    While the biggest impression made by electric two-wheelers has been at the urban commuter end of the market, a few e-bikes are also aiming to make their presence felt in the high-performance segment. A couple of years ago, Canadian company Damon Motors unveiled the HyperSport – a fully faired 200hp high-performance electric bike, and it has now backed that up with the HyperFighter, a line-up of electric streetfighter motorcycles. The range consists of the flagship Colossus, followed by the Unlimited 20 and the Unlimited 15.

    All three variants employ Damon's innovative HyperDrive powertrain, which also acts as a structural member of the motorcycle, effectively making it a monocoque construction. The top two variants get 200hp and over 200Nm, which according to Damon, is good for 273kph and 0-100kph in 3 seconds. They both also get a massive 20kWh battery pack, which Damon claims will manage 235km in a combined cycle.

    Differentiating the Colossus are its Brembo brakes, Ohlins suspension, single-sided swingarm and special wheels. And for all this, it demands $35,000 (Rs 26 lakh). If you're willing to forego these frills and settle for the Unlimited 20, which still offers the same output, acceleration, top speed and range, it'll cost you $25,000 (Rs 18.6 lakh). But if that's still outside your budget, Damon offers the Unlimited 15 for $19,000 (Rs 14.1 lakh), which makes do with a 15kWh battery and 150hp motor. It still retains the 200+Nm torque figure, so acceleration remains unchanged, but top speed is reduced to 240kph and range is down to a claimed 193km.

    All three variants also pack in some very interesting and innovative technology, including Damon's CoPilot advanced warning system. This uses radar sensors and forward- and rear-facing cameras to obtain a 360-degree view around the motorcycle. It then scans the surroundings and alerts the rider of any impending danger through LED indicators and haptic feedback via the grips.

    Also unique is Damon's Shift system that allows you to adjust the bike's ergonomics with the push of a button, even while on the move. The top triple clamp can slide up and down the fork tube slightly, altering the height of the handlebars, and the position of the footpegs can be changed, too. There are two modes – Sport and Commute.

    At the moment, Damon is allowing interested customers to reserve both the HyperSport and the HyperFighter, and claims to have received over $35 million worth of pre-order sales so far.

     

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