High-performance electric motorcycles manufacturer Damon Sports has announced it has hit USD90 million in pre-orders for the Damon HyperSport and Damon HyperFighter motorcycles.
- Damon Motor to launch the HyperSport and HyperFighter motorcycle soon.
- Pre-orders for the HyperSport and HyperFighter have raked up more than USD90 million (RM417 million).
Unveiled in January 2020, the Damon HyperSport is a sportsbike capable of producing 200hp and hitting a claimed max speed of 320km/h.
Damon also claimed that the HyperSport could hit a max range of more than 300km/h on a single charge thanks to its ‘HyperDrive’ electric power unit.
Also joining the HyperSport is the naked HyperFighter motorcycle, introduced a year later.
Currently, Damon Motors has received more than 3,500 orders which inadvertently created a massive buzz around the brand.
“You can’t be the future of anything if you’re not better than the past.
“It was necessary for us to target performance metrics as good or better than anything achieved before, otherwise people aren’t going to go electric in any meaningful numbers.
“This is the fundamental Achilles’ heel in the two-wheel EV industry so far.
“Nobody will trade in for an electric motorbike if it’s not as good as what they already have—people want to trade up,” said Co-Founder and CEO Damon Motor, Jay Giraud.
Apart from the impressive power unit, the Damon HyperSport and HyperFighter also feature top-notch safety features, including a 360-degree radar tech that helps to identify and predict hazards.
“By coupling high-volume production with our 5G connected, sensor-enabled, self-learning compute system, we can make it so that every mile ridden on a Damon motorcycle makes all other Damon motorcycles smarter and safer with over-the-air updates.
“We can cause the accident rates to perpetually fall over the coming decade. This is our 2030 goal,” added Giraud.