Damon Motorcycles see a 60% increase in orders since the start of the global pandemic.
Vancouver based electric motorcycle company, Damon Motorcycles is said to be experiencing skyrocketing growth despite the global economic effects of COVID-19. Since Mach 31, 2020 the company has experienced a 60% increase in orders, surpassing $16 million for its line of Hypersport electric motorcycles. Following the company’s success in North America, Damon is now looking to drive enthusiasm in the European market, including Italy, UK, Germany, and France, which have seen impressive electric vehicle adoption in recent years.
“Our commitment to reinventing the future of motorcycling has been paramount amidst the devastating COVID-19 crisis,” said Jay Giraud, founder and CEO, Damon Motorcycles. “As the global economy slowly begins to rebound, we are excited to open pre-sales for the European markets and offer a safer, smarter and more sustainable motorcycle for the European two-wheel community.”
Damon’s commitment to producing 100 percent electric personal mobility vehicles with unprecedented safety features is positioning the company as the emerging leader for a new era in motorcycling. Damon has announced the Hypersport will support Vehicle-To-Home (V2H) backup capability, doubling the motorcycle’s use as an energy storage backup and home generator. With 21 kWh of energy capacity, a Hypersport could provide more than two full days of behind-the-meter power to the home for the average 9 kWh of daily power consumption.
The Hypersport’s onboard charger provides up to 6.6 kW bidirectionally to the battery, or to a home or grid setup through a compatible home charger. Via an offboard DC fast charger, Hypersport is capable of charging at a rate of up to 25 kW, which will charge the battery to 80 percent in under 30 minutes. As a fully connected device, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 4G cellular connection, bidirectional charging can be controlled and scheduled remotely through the Damon app.
The Hypersport is capable of delivering 160 kW at 16,000 rpm producing well over 200hp and 200 Nm (147 ft-lb) of torque delivered at zero rpm, with a top speed of 322 km/h and a range of more than 322 highway kilometres per charge. Hypersports are outfitted with CoPilot, Damon’s cutting-edge advanced warning system, and Shift, which transforms the riding position between sport and commuter modes with the push of a button.
According to Rob Enderle, principal analyst, Enderle Group, “For more than thirty years I have been an advocate of two-wheel transportation and am excited about the connectivity, safety and autonomous capabilities built into the Damon Hypersport. The future of transportation is highly connected, intelligent and increases safety. Damon has the right ingredients in place to deliver upon these needs and change the market landscape.”