The Damon Hypersport took home a Best in Innovation award at the Consumer Electronics Expo in Las Vegas. What’s stopping you from riding a motorcycle? Odds are you’ve dreamed of throwing your leg over the saddle, but then weighed that dream against the reality that doing so places a great deal of unearned trust in your fellow road-users. Motorcycles come with risks to match their rewards – but what if that risk was lessened? That’s the concept behind Damon Motorcycles, a Canadian electric-motorcycle startup that stole the show at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year. Not only did its Hypersport bike take one of a handful of coveted Best In Innovation awards, but it also won the top-automotive-product accolade, beating out heavyweights such as Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The bike itself is a slick-looking product, fitted with slim LED headlights, 3D-printed details on the exterior and fat performance tires. Sport-bike jewellery peeks out from beneath the futuristic form: Brembo brakes, Ohlins suspension. Range from the 20 kWh battery is projected to be more than 300 kilometres, and with 200 horsepower of pure electric shove on offer, it’ll hit a claimed 320 km/h. Weirdly, the speed’s probably […]


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