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Damon Motors Receives 2021 Fast Company World Changing Idea Award

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Damon Motors today announced it has received a 2021 Fast Company World Changing Idea Award. The company was recognized with an “Honorable Mention” in the Transportation category for its flagship Hypersport superbike, the world’s smartest, safest, most powerful, fully connected electric motorcycle. The Fast Company World Changing Ideas Awards honor the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation when it comes to solving health and climate crises, social injustice, or economic inequality.

“Damon continues to push the boundaries and exceed the limits of what is possible on two wheels,” said Jay Giraud, founder & CEO, Damon Motors. “We set out to make a global impact by making motorcycles safer and cleaner than ever before. To receive this recognition from Fast Company with a World Changing Idea Award is validation of our ongoing efforts to redefine modern motorcycling.”

Damon Motors was selected from thousands of global entries, the largest number of submissions ever received for the World Changing Idea Awards. Honorees were selected by a team of Fast Company editors and writers looking for the products, concepts, companies, policies, and designs that are pursuing innovation for the good of society and the planet.

“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”

The Damon HyperSport was created to make motorcycling safer while also accelerating a clean energy future. The 100 percent electric superbike is outfitted with groundbreaking technology incorporating sensor fusion, mechatronics and AI with zero tailpipe emissions.

Damon aims to deliver the safest and cleanest premium, high-technology motorcycles on the market. To see the Damon HyperSport in action, watch this video.

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About Damon Motors Inc.

Damon is unleashing the full potential of personal mobility for the world’s commuters. With its HyperDrive™ proprietary electric powertrain, the company has developed the world’s safest, smartest, fully connected electric motorcycle platform employing sensor fusion, mechatronics and AI. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Damon is founded by serial entrepreneurs Jay Giraud and Dom Kwong. Learn more at and follow us on Instagram @damonmotorcycles.