Electric motorcycles have been carving out their niche in the transportation world, and the new TS Ultra from Verge Motorcycles is poised to electrify the market with unparalleled innovation. Unveiled with much anticipation, the TS Ultra defies conventional design and tech, placing it several notches above the competition. Equipped with a potent 201 horsepower and a startling 885-pound feet of torque, the TS Ultra promises performance that nearly doubles that of a Corvette E-Ray. This Finnish marvel is not just about raw power; it has reimagined electric motorcycle architecture, integrating a hubless ring motor within the rear wheel for an authentic sci-fi aesthetic that also serves a practical purpose. The repositioning of the battery at the base of the frame pulls the center of gravity low, optimizing balance and handling.
Advancement in safety technology is another realm where the TS Ultra shines. The model is slated to come with Verge Motorcycles’ proprietary Starmatter Vision, a sensor package that introduces a 360-degree safety net for riders. Armed with six cameras and two high-resolution radars, the bike's sensor array will provide full perimeter scanning, capturing data on any and all potential hazards. This sophisticated setup will relay critical information through multiple interfaces, including a pair of displays using high-end 3D graphics powered by Unreal Engine and an in-helmet audio system promising spatial audio cues. The commitment to rider safety is evident in the integration of these technologies to create an enveloping awareness around the rider, heightening the perception of potential dangers without overwhelming the senses.
The future-forward features of the TS Ultra do come with a steep price tag, beginning at $44,900. With 233 miles of range, this model tops off the TS series, which includes more affordable versions like the $29,900 TS Pro and the $26,900 base TS model. However, what sets the Ultra apart is not just its power or range but also its cutting-edge sensing technology which, for now, will be exclusive due to its high costs. Despite minor delays in its launch, with shipments expected in the summer of this year, the TS Ultra is not just an ambitious prototype. It's a tangible glimpse into the evolution of motorcycles, blending performance, aesthetics, and safety into one groundbreaking ride that is more than ready to hit the roads.
📷: VERGE MOTORCYCLES