Damon Motors’ upcoming 110,000 square foot facility in Surrey will provide hundreds of jobs
Creators of the HyperSport smart electric motorcycle, Damon Motors announced that it plans to build a cleantech manufacturing and R&D facility in Surrey, B.C. The 110,000 square foot facility will be developed in partnership with Bosa Properties.
After the company has seen staggering demand for the HyperSport bike, expending their line of offering, and reaping awards while they continue to grow, Damon Motors select Surrey as the locality for their continued expansion and growth.
Damon will need to supply pre-orders that came in as high as $40M already, which we estimate can represent an easy 1750 units, considering the four model variants at different pricing points. That’s a great sign from riders and fans to Damon, saying just how excited they are for what’s coming.
The facility planned in Surrey is set to replace current production space operated by Damon On Powell street in Vancouver. Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum and Bruce Ralston, B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, will be among the dignitaries in attendance.
“As Damon accelerates a clean energy future with our electric vehicles, we’re also introducing a cleaner, industry-leading manufacturing process,” said Jay Giraud, co-founder and CEO, Damon Motors. “We’re excited to produce our highly anticipated HyperSport motorcycles here in Surrey, British Columbia and look forward to this world-class facility delivering the safest and cleanest premium, high-technology motorcycles on the market.”
Jay Giraud, co-founder and CEO, Damon Motors.
HyperSport motorcycles are currently being manufactured in a Vancouver facility on Powell Street, but starting October 2022 will be made in the new Damon facility near the Pattullo Bridge and Scott Road SkyTrain station being developed by Bosa Properties. Bosa will lease the space to Damon Motors.
“We, at Bosa Family Companies, are proud to partner with such an exciting, new company to bring this site to life and drive new green jobs in our region,” added John Martin, Vice President at Bosa Commercial. “This local start-up success story is a source of great pride for British Columbians, and we’re pleased to be part of the strategy to keep Damon Motors thriving here at home.”
The new Damon manufacturing plant is expected to stimulate Surrey’s local economy with several hundred jobs. Projections suggest that by 2025, the plant is expected to create more than 300 high-tech manufacturing jobs and more than 500 high-tech office jobs.
The HyperSport – Technology and spec highlights:
The Damon HyperSport models offers 4 variant selection. The limited Premier Edition, which carries all of the best features like Brembo breaks, Öhlins suspension, a single sided Swing-arm and the largest of battery packs at 20kWh. While all the HyperSport motorcycles using a 160kW (peak) motor, their main difference is the HP output. The HyperSport SX gets 150 HP, compare to 200 HP on the HyperSport HS and Premier, and 100 HP on the HyperSport SE model.
The battery pack is another key difference between model variants. The HyperSport SX comes with a 15kWh, or an even more compact 11kWh for the HyperSport SE model. The HyperSport HS and Premier models both have a 20kWh pack, which is not only large, but charges back very fast.
Damon Motors invest heavily in technology, and offer features like the CoPilot™ advanced warning system, Shift™, which transforms the riding position between sport and commuter modes while in motion, and HyperDrive™, the monocoque constructed multi-variant powertrain platform on which the motorcycle is designed.
The Damon HyperSport CoPilot™ warning system:
“British Columbia is quickly becoming an EV hotspot and the arrival of the Damon Motors manufacturing facility puts Surrey right in the middle of it,”
“We’re honored Damon has selected Surrey for its production headquarters and are proud to welcome this dynamic and innovative young company to our city.”Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum.
Damon’s manufacturing plant announcement comes as the company has surpassed $40M in orders for the award-winning HyperSport. The electric superbike offers advanced safety features with 360 degrees sensing and alerting, riding comfort and performance with top notch technology.
“B.C. is home to many innovative clean-tech companies that are helping us grow as a leader in the electric vehicle sector,”
“We’re proud to support Damon Motors who will help us meet our CleanBC goals and create new good-paying jobs in the province. The strength of the innovative approach Damon Motors exhibits will propel the company toward being a global leader.”Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation.
Source: Damon Motors, Vancouver Sun