Verge Motorcycles has enhanced its flagship model, the TS Ultra, by incorporating both hardware and software upgrades to elevate the safety standards of motorcycling. The latest iteration of Verge TS Ultra motorcycles is now equipped with advanced cameras and radars that leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning. The inclusion of new displays ensures riders benefit from a comprehensive and clear view of essential information.

The electric superbike manufacturer, Verge Motorcycles, has officially unveiled the upgraded version of its TS Ultra model. This enhanced motorcycle boasts six cameras and high-resolution front and rear radars. The updated Verge TS Ultra has replaced its predecessor, and customers who have previously placed orders will automatically receive the new features when their bikes are delivered.

In a notable development from November, Verge Motorcycles introduced the Starmatter software and intelligence platform, comprising automatic over-the-air updates (OTA), sensor technology, artificial intelligence, and a Human-Machine-Interface (HMI). This comprehensive package has now been complemented by the recently announced advanced machine vision component, Starmatter Vision. With these added functionalities, Verge has positioned itself as the world’s first motorcycle manufacturer to introduce cutting-edge safety features to the world of motorcycling. In addition to standard features like traction control and ABS brakes, Verge’s motorcycles boast a low center of gravity, enhancing overall bike control and contributing to a safer riding experience.

Verge is making riding even smarter and safer, for example by improving the rider’s ability to observe the environment and the functions of the bike with the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The TS Ultra’s new cameras combined with the software update announced today make it the world’s first motorcycle equipped with the sense of sight, advising the rider and acting as a ‘whisperer’ while riding,” describes Verge CTO Marko Lehtimäki.

While autonomous driving has become a standard feature in the automotive industry over the years, achieving a similar goal in motorcycling poses challenges and is not currently deemed realistic. The unique characteristics of two-wheeled vehicles introduce specific restrictions and practical obstacles that may compromise safety. Factors such as reduced visibility and muffled traffic sounds caused by helmets further contribute to the complexity. Verge Motorcycles contends that the solution lies in leveraging technology to enhance not only riding comfort but also safety through innovative approaches. The upgraded hardware and software of Verge’s bikes enable environmental analysis, providing riders with notifications, such as alerts about vehicles approaching from behind or changing lanes.

The Verge TS Ultra has also undergone enhancements in display technology. The enlarged display on the tank enhances user-friendliness, facilitating easier interaction. The newly introduced Starmatter Dash display and user interface represent a revolutionary shift in how riders engage with their bikes. This updated dash simplifies the management of essential functions, offers intuitive warnings about potential hazards, and even displays the rearview camera feed when the rider activates the turn signal, providing a comprehensive and enhanced riding experience.

Verge is developing the world’s most advanced electric superbikes that focus on the riding experience. We do not want to compromise on that. Starmatter Dash provides a visual and intuitive interface, which gives the rider a clear real-time view of the bike’s features and status at a glance,” says Mark Laukkanen, VP of User Experience at Verge Motorcycles.