Damon unveils its fully connected motorcycle
Damon Motorcycles unveiled its flagship product, the Hypersport, an electric motorcycle. The electric superbike outfitted with Damon’s CoPilot advanced warning system that's using BlackBerry's QNX technology, setting what the company says is a new standard in motorcycle safety, awareness, and connectivity for a new generation of motorcyclists. The Hypersport has already received a CES 2020 “Best in Innovation” award. The official unveiling of the Hypersport took place in BlackBerry’s booth #7515, North Hall at CES. Preorders for the Hypersport will also open to the public online.
With reported specs of over 200 hp and 200 N·m delivered at zero rpm, a top speed of 200 mph, and a range of more than 200 highway miles per charge, the company says that the Damon Hypersport is slated to become the most powerful long-range motorcycle. Pricing begins at $24,995 before state and federal EV tax credits.
“We’re on a mission to unleash the full potential of personal mobility for the world’s commuters, while reducing rider incidents on the road,” said Jay Giraud, Co-Founder and CEO, Damon Motorcycles. “To address this, we spent the last three years developing an AI-powered, fully connected, e-motorcycle platform that incorporates CoPilot, our proprietary 360° warning system. By building it on BlackBerry’s best-in-class technology that is safety certified, Damon motorcycles will be the safest, most advanced electric motorcycles on the market.”
The company says that the Damon Hypersport delivers a new level of motorcycle performance, safety, and comfort with its CoPilot 360° advanced warning system, which uses cameras, radar, and other sensors to alert riders to threats. Featuring an onboard neural net, these same sensors also collect and tag traffic behavior, road conditions, and rider intent data. With its embedded 4G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity suite, Damon aggregates this data in the cloud to improve overall system performance with over-the-air updates sent back to each Damon motorcycle. Like Tesla, updates are approved by each Hypersport’s owner before going live onboard.
“We prioritized data-driven thinking at the epicenter of the company, employing radical innovations in sensor fusion, robotics, and AI,” said Dom Kwong, Co-Founder and CTO, Damon Motorcycles. “This level of deep learning and connectivity are unprecedented, ensuring each rider a smarter, safer, and connected ride; not only for individuals but for entire communities, with the goal to reduce incidents worldwide.”
To coincide with the Hypersport’s unveiling, Damon and BlackBerry are presenting the #FutureOfMotorcycling Interactive Experience, a rideable, leaning stationary motorcycle that uses virtual reality to give attendees a hands-on showcase of the Hypersport’s unique features including:
- CoPilot Advanced Warning System powered by Blackberry QNX technology that uses radar, cameras and non-visual sensors to track the speed, direction, and velocity of up to 64 moving objects around the motorcycle
- Shift – Damon’s patented rider ergonomics that lets riders electronically adjust the Hypersport’s riding position while in motion
- Hypersport’s powerful all-electric performance
- Hypersport’s embedded 4G connectivity and onboard AI
The #FutureOfMotorcycling Interactive Experience will be open to all CES attendees in the BlackBerry booth #7515 from Jan. 7–10, 2020.
For more information, visit damonmotorcycles.com.