On the Verge: The electric superbike manufacturer releases a limited edition designed by F1 legend Mika Häkkinen

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Verge Motorcycles have teamed up with two-time F1 World Champion Mika Häkkinen to design a signature version of their TS Pro electric motorbike, of which just 100 will be produced.

Häkkinen and Verge Motorcycles teamed up at the beginning of the year, when Häkkinen was appointed to the company’s Advisory Board. Häkkinen is also one of the investors in Verge.

The bike uses the company’s TS Pro model as its foundation and features the now familiar hub-less motor creating an incredible 737lb.ft of instant torque.

Verge TS Pro Mika Häkkinen Edition headlight

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

“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.”

In addition to the signature plate the Mika Häkkinen Edition features an all blacked out suspension set up with 120mm of travel up front and 106mm at the rear.

Verge TS Pro Mika Häkkinen Edition hubless rear wheel design

The seat, which stands 780mm from the ground is constructed from two leathers, one dappled one smooth, coloured to match the bikes dual-tone livery of dark grey and silver.

The side of the battery has a carbon fibre surround as a nod to Häkkinen’s motor racing pedigree, while the rest of the frame has a thin ceramic coating that protects against scratches.

The power unit, which offers 102kW maximum output (equivalent to around 137bhp), is powered by a battery that can completely recharge in a claimed 35 minutes and will give the rider up to 217 miles of range, while a quick charge of ten minutes provides around 60 miles touring.

Mika Häkkinen sits on the Verge TS Pro Mika Häkkinen Edition

“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,” added Tuomo Lehtimäki, CEO of Verge Motorcycles.

The 100 units will be available throughout Europe and will cost 80,000 Euros.

Verge TS Pro Mika Häkkinen Edition in detail

  • Signature edition: Each of the 100 bikes will be individually numbered and feature a signature plate embossed with the two-time F1 Champion’s signature.
  • Carbon details: The carbon fibre battery surround has been added as a link to the McLaren F1 cars that the Flying Finn drove to success in 1998 and 1999.
  • Two-tone: The Mika Häkkinen Special Edition is finished in a subtle dark grey and silver colour scheme. The rear suspension set-up has also been blacked out to add to the stealth look.
  • Reinventing the wheel: Central to the Verge line-up’s incredible torque output is the hub-less motor that requires no chain or belt drive thus maximising space in the central part of the bike for battery capacity.
  • Ceramic finish: The ceramic coating on the Verge uses Nano technology to cure to the paint offering a glass like protective layer that protects against minor scratches and ultra-violet light.