Of all of the articles I’ve written, it’s the ones at the turn of the new year where I complain the most.
If you don’t know me, hi. My name is Amanda and I’m a motorcyclist from the 6b/7a snowbelt-sicle that’s South-Western Ontario in December.
Here in Canada, it’s not unusual to have Mother Nature’s dandruff hitting around October, with cold persisting until April or May. I’ve even seen a few snow storms in June, leaving precious little time in the remaining 4-5 months to book adventures across our good country proper.
Enter Daymak: a clever team of crazies that have gone and created a chimeric hybrid between an electric motorcycle and a snowmobile, with a debut in June of next year.
The Combat is a silent bike that can swap her tires for tracks and skis, making the most of the winter months while still committing to a zero-emission scoot (though we’re told the swapping in and of itself is the work of more than a few New York minutes).
So what does getting a Daymak Combat entail?
For $15,000 (and a $1000) deposit, you’re getting an aluminum frame, ‘heavy-duty’ suspension, LED lighting, and waterproof components, a well as “a brushless air-cooled electric motor producing a nominal output of 5kW and a peak output of 19kW” (via VisorDown).
“This will power the 136kg bike to a limited top speed of 45mph, at which speed the Combat can reach a maximum range of 80km.”
If you’re early enough to make it to the first 100 ‘Founders Edition’ Combat units, you’ll be getting a slight reduction, as well as “a jacket, backpack, and dirt bike cover.”
What do you think? Stay tuned for updates as this fleet moves toward their June 2023 deadline; subscribe to our newsletter for further updates, hit that button at the tippy-top of our homepage for ad-free reading, and as always – stay safe on the twisties.