Verge Motorcycles, a Finnish electric motorcycles startup, has launched the Verge TS Ultra, its high-performance top-of-the-line model, which arrives with a 150 kW motor (more than 200 hp) and an astronomical price, much higher, for example, than the Ducati Panigale V4 R, the most expensive model of the Italian brand and a reference in world motorcycling.
The price is very high and to have this exclusivity you will have to shell out €55,000 (price in Europe). Just to compare, the Ducati Panigale V4 R sells in Germany for €43,990, and the Energica Ego+ RS retails for US$26,650.
The highlight of the Verge TS Ultra, in terms of design, is the rear wheel, which does not have the traditional wheel hub and axle, leaving an ’emptiness’ that draws attention. According to the company, the wheel is the engine, something unprecedented in the segment, and which conveys a futuristic vibe.
In addition, it features a slightly different front optics from the other versions (the Verge TS and Verge TS Pro), with small aerodynamic ‘wings’ on the headlight fairing, which help keep the front on the ground at high speeds.
The electric motor is integrated into the rim, without chains, oils, greases and minimal maintenance. Its peak power is 150 kW (201 hp) and 1200 Nm (122 kgfm) of torque. So, it is possible to reach up to 200 km/h and go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds.
In terms of battery, all technical data has not yet been released, but the company says that the bike has a 20.2 kWh battery and a range of up to 375 km on a single charge, depending on your riding style. Charging from 0 to 80% is done in just 25 minutes with a supplied DC fast charger.
In addition, this high-performance electric motorcycle features a superlight reinforced aluminum frame, Öhlins suspension options, Brembo brakes with ABS, Full-LED lighting and a color TFT digital panel.
Anyway, the Verge TS Ultra can now be booked for €1,000 (or $1,000 in the US) and is expected to be delivered by the end of 2023.
For more information, visit https://www.vergemotorcycles.com/.