Damon Motorcycles Announces New Availability and Acquisition

By Author: Tim Allen, Date: Apr 02, 2020
img

Damon Motorcycles announced today that they have acquired the IP portfolio of defunct Mission Motors and have made two new Hypersport Premier motorcycle models available for order. 

Damon decided that with the growing backlog of interest for the previously-sold out Hypersport Premier Founder’s Edition, the need existed to create a limited run of two new Hypersport Premier offerings in Arctic Sun (white with gold accents) and Midnight Sun (black with gold accents). Per Damon, all Hypersport models deliver well over 200hp and 200nm of torque starting at zero rpm, a top speed of 200 mph, a range of more than 200 highway miles per charge, and are outfitted with CoPilot™, Damon’s cutting-edge 360º advanced warning system, and Shift™, which transforms riding position between sport and commuter modes with the push of a button. The Hypersport Premier also features unique paint schemes, a single-sided swing arm and top-of-the-line brakes and suspension.

The MSRP for both bikes is $39,995 and the company is currently accepting deposits until both models sell out. 

To accelerate the development of their current line-up as well as new models, Damon acquired the IP portfolio of Mission Motors, developer of high-density EV powertrains. This includes Mission Motors’ PM200 electric motor, Mission Inverter, and Skyline Telematics. The acquisition will allow Damon to use the proven technology going forward.  

“The purchase of the Mission Motors IP will add to Damon’s capability to build the highest performance drive trains in motorcycling,” said Derek Dorresteyn, COO, Damon Motorcycles. “Mission Motors was a technical leader and we are happy that some of that competitive DNA has passed into the Damon Hypersport. We intend to improve upon it considerably to take motorcycling into an entirely new level of performance.”

author-img
Tim Allen

Thursday CarTunes: Da Yoopers and their Rusty 1975 Chevrolet Impala

Thursday CarTunes: Da Yoopers and their Rusty 1975 Chevrolet Impala

Rides & Drives | Harvey Briggs | Dec 21, 2017
Slideshow: A Different Kind of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Slideshow: A Different Kind of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Rides & Drives | Vicki Arkoff | Mar 18, 2019
Galhotra’s Travels: Gramercy Tavern

Galhotra’s Travels: Gramercy Tavern

Rides & Drives | Kumar Galhotra | May 10, 2017