Ton-up titan: Mika Häkkinen designed Verge electric superbike is a ride like no other

Mika Häkkinen on a Verge Motorcycles electric bike

Two-time Formula One World Champion Mika Häkkinen has designed an electric superbike in collaboration with Verge Motorcycles, the electric superbike pioneer based in Finland – but you’ll need to be quick off the grid to own one.  Only one hundred will be produced.

“I know from experience what it takes to develop a vehicle that embodies speed, precision and elegance,” said the Flying Finn.

“I wanted to design the bike right down to the smallest detail rather than just picking the colour. Each bike is numbered and features an exclusive signature. This electric superbike represents the future of riding and is a testament to a life lived to the fullest!”

“I know from experience what it takes to develop a vehicle that embodies speed, precision and elegance…”

Mika Häkkinen was appointed to the company’s Advisory Board at the beginning of the year, and is an investor in the brand. 

“We are extremely proud to have F1 legend Mika Häkkinen design the signature model. He is one of the greatest drivers of all time, and breaking boundaries and enjoying the thrill of speed is something that we very much share in common,” said Tuomo Lehtimäki, CEO of Verge Motorcycles.

The electric superbike combines an innovative design with proprietary Verge unique technologies, including an integrated rim motor inside the rear wheel. 

Carbon fibre fairings are complemented by a unique ceramic surface treatment that protects against scratches. Full black shock absorbers and details combined with dark grey and silver surface elements complete the futuristic look.

The company claims the result is the most advanced electric superbike on the market. It has a range of 350 kilometres and boasts a fast-charging time of just 35 minutes. 

The superbike is available now, via the Verge Motorcycles online store, in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Finland, Estonia and Monaco. It can also be purchased from the new Verge Motorcycles flagship store in Monaco, which will open in connection with the Monaco GP.

The Mika Häkkinen motorcycle is priced at 80,000 euros.

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