Vancouver-based electric motorcycle startup Damon says it’s about to unveil yet another new model. The new HyperFighter Colossus is slated to debut at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this winter.
Like the rest of the Damon lineup, the Colossus is built around the company’s HyperDrive electric powertrain, and the company’s other innovative techno-features. The motor supposedly puts out the equivalent of over 200 hp, and more than 147 lb-ft of torque, nailing 0-60 mph in less than three seconds. Top speed is 273 km/h.
Damon’s CoPilot safety tech is standard (“360˚ advanced warning system that uses radar, cameras and non-visual sensors to track the speed, direction and velocity of up to 64 moving objects around the motorcycle for unparalleled situational awareness”).
Damon’s Shift adjustable-ergos tech is also standard (“At the push of a button, patented electronic ergonomics allow riders to transform their riding position with adjustable handlebars position and a retractable windscreen to dramatically reduce wind resistance and increase long range comfort, all while in motion“).
However, unlike the HyperSport model which Damon first debuted, the HyperFighter Colossus is a naked bike, sort of. There’s still lots of plastic on the machine, so perhaps it’s best to call it a streetfighter and leave it at that.
Damon will unveil the machine at CES, just as it did with the original HyperSport model, on January 5, 2022. However, it seems pre-sales are open earlier; Damon’s presser says “100 fully-optioned HyperFighter Colossus “First-in-Line” motorcycles will be available worldwide for order starting at 9 a.m. ET on December 8 at damon.com. Once sold out, this version will be retired.” In other words, you can place your pre-order today, and once the first 100 bikes are sold, you’re outta luck if you want one. Cost is $475 US per month if you buy it on the subscription plan, or $35,000 US outright. Reserving a machine in your name costs $250 US (fully refundable).