Friday, February 23, 2024

Damon’s electric motorcycle will also act as an emergency home generator

At the beginning of the year, the Canadian startup Damon Motorcycle introduced Hypersport. This striking electric motorcycle was rightly scored during its premiere at the CES 2020 (consumer electronics show) in Las Vegas. Just look at its parameters, which were in the spirit of the number 200.

Damon Hypersport is the first electric motorcycle model of the Canadian company with a sporty and very modern appearance. According to the company itself, it is the smartest, safest, and most connected in the world. In addition to zero emissions, these bikes should have an output of about 200 horsepower, a torque of 200 Nm, maximum declared speed of 200 mph (322 km/h), an acceleration of 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in less than 3 seconds and an autonomy of 200 miles (322 km) thanks to its 21.5-kWh battery pack.

But that is not the end of the influx of good news. The company recently announced that the Hypersport motorcycle will also offer new features, including Vehicle-To-Home (V2H) backup capability. It is based on a two-way solution which will allow the motorcycle to store electricity in its battery but also to provide backup power to a home when necessary and serve as an emergency generator.

Damon Hypersport
Credits: Damon Motorcycle

The motorcycle is equipped with a two-way onboard charger with an output of 6.6 kW and a battery with a capacity of 21 kWh, which should be enough to cover two days with an average consumption of a normal (American) house of about 9 kWh per day.

Of course, Damon is not the first to offer an electric vehicle with the V2H function. However, this is the first case where the V2H function is offered on an electric motorcycle. This will make it much easier for many people to justify the purchase of a similar machine at home.

At this stage, it is not known whether the system will be offered as standard or optional. One thing is certain: you will need to have a suitable charging station to be able to use it.

Regarding prices: the motorcycle will be offered in two versions: Hypersport HS and Hypersport Premier. The first in yellow livery is priced at $24,995. The second stands out for its more sophisticated set-up, with Öhlins suspension, Brembo brake system, and single-sided carbon swingarm has two colors. It is a limited edition and costs $39,995.

Hypersport’s success is remarkable: despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the company still receives, on average, two to three new orders per day. Things should accelerate further in the coming weeks as Damon opens up its purchase for European customers. Interested customers can now reserve their model for the first payment of $100. Damon plans to start deliveries in 2021.