Formula One legend and two-time World Champion Mika Häkkinen has designed the signature model of a new electric superbike in collaboration with Finnish electric superbike pioneer, Verge Motorcycles. Just one hundred Signature bikes will be manufactured.
“I know from experience what it takes to develop a vehicle that embodies speed, precision and elegance. I wanted to design the bike right down to the smallest detail rather than just picking the color. 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,” says Mika Häkkinen.
The luxury superbike combines a stylish and bold design with Verge’s unique technologies. Perfected down to the last detail, the model represents the most powerful and advanced electric superbike on the market with a range of 350 kilometers (217 miles) and a fast-charging time of just 35 minutes.
In addition, it features an integrated rim motor inside the rear wheel, which is a patented and internationally-awarded innovation developed by Verge. This means that all of the power is transferred straight to the road and creates more space in the middle of the bike for the battery pack, while also lowering the bike’s center of gravity. The hubless design allows Verge to remove all moving parts like chains and cogwheels, leading to a streamlined design.
Capable of producing a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds, the special edition Verge Signature bike can reach a top speed of 200 km/hour, nearly 125 miles per hour. Offering an incredible 1000 nm of torque (more than 730 lb-ft), the special-edition Verge bike is balanced out by the company’s traction control system, ABS and customizable riding modes to keep the rider entirely in control at all times. Custom Brembo brakes help to increase stopping power, to further balance the incredible power harnessed within each superbike.
Mika Häkkinen and Verge Motorcycles teamed up at the beginning of 2023, when Häkkinen was appointed to the company’s advisory board. Häkkinen is also one of the investors in Verge Motorcycles.
“We are extremely proud to have F1 legend Mika Häkkinen design the signature model. He is one of the greatest drivers of all time. Breaking boundaries and enjoying the thrill of speed is something that we very much share in common,” says Tuomo Lehtimäki, CEO of Verge Motorcycles.
The unique superbike designed by Häkkinen is available via the Verge Motorcycles online store. It can also be purchased from its flagship store in Monaco, which will open in connection with the Monaco Grand Prix and is the superbike manufacturer’s first physical shop and showroom.
With a U.S. base of operations in San Francisco, California, Verge Motorcycles says it plans to open its first U.S. dealership in the near future.
The retail price of the bike without taxes is 80,000 euros or around $87,000 USD.