Damon Motors today announced it has received a 2020 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award in the auto category for its critically acclaimed HyperSport motorcycle. The HyperSport is the world’s smartest, safest, fully connected electric motorcycle with innovative features including the CoPilot™ 360° advanced warning system; Shift™, which transforms the riding position between sport and commuter modes with the push of a button; and HyperDrive™, the first 100 percent electric, multi-variant powertrain platform optimized for maximum performance, design and safety.
“Damon Motors continues to push the boundaries and redefine modern motorcycling as we know it,” said Jay Giraud, founder & CEO at Damon Motors. “We’re making motorcycling smarter, safer and cleaner than ever before. To be recognized by Popular Science for our innovation is a great honor.”
Each year, Popular Science reviews thousands of new products and innovations and chooses the top 100 winners across 10 categories. To win, a product or technology must represent a significant step forward in its category.
“The Best of What’s New Awards showcase the year’s greatest feats of human ingenuity,” says Popular Science Editor-in-Chief Corinne Iozzio. “Even in a year like 2020, innovation has helped us glimpse a future that’s safer, smarter, and more enjoyable than we might have thought possible. This collection, which includes everything from a new generation of Mars explorers to ultra-hygienic print-to-order eyeshadows, is full of items we’re proud to call the Best of What’s New.”
The HyperSport was launched at CES in January of 2020, establishing Damon Motors as the leader in a new era of motorcycling that addresses social issues like climate change, safety and security. Damon has prioritized data-driven thinking at the epicenter of the company, employing unprecedented, radical innovations in sensor fusion, robotics and AI to set a new standard in motorcycle safety, awareness and connectivity.
The 2020 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award is the latest recognition for Damon Motors. The company has received several accolades in 2020 including a Best in Innovation CES innovation Award, a Digital Trends Top Tech 2020 CES Award in the Automotive Product category, a 2020 Red Herring Top 100 North America finalist award for CleanTech, and a Robb Report “Best of the Best” award for motorcycle innovation.
For more information on Damon Motors, visit www.damon.com.
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 motorcycles employing sensor fusion, robotics and AI. Designed as a platform for worldwide line extension, Damon motorcycles will ship direct to customers on subscription plans to drive scale. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Damon is founded by serial entrepreneurs Jay Giraud and Dom Kwong. Damon’s investors include Round 13 Capital, Techstars, Fontinalis, Extreme Venture Partners, and Pallasite Ventures. Learn more at damon.com and follow us on Instagram @damonmotorcycles.