While big brands continue to look elsewhere, it is the small startups that are increasingly fattening the market for electric motorcycles. Betting on the development of off-road electric vehicles for on-call adventurers, a Texan startup Volcon has announced its first electric motorcycle. Named Volcon Grunt, it is a fat-wheeled off-roader with a fairly adjusted price, and above all, an attractive design and some very aggressive wheels.
The Volcon Grunt is equipped with a 50 horsepower electric motor, which drives the rear wheel through a single-speed chain drive and offers 75 lb-ft (102 Nm) of torque. The performances are interesting: maximum speed is around 60 mph (96 km/h), which it reaches from a standstill in just 6 seconds; the promised range is around 100 miles (160 km) on one charge. Ground clearance is 12 inches. This data seems more than enough for sparkling runs in the middle of the fields.
The Volcon Grunt also comes with a swappable battery offering a convenient and quick way to go the extra mile and feed your passion for adventure. Charging a battery can be done in a standard household outlet, taking approximately 2 hours.
Don’t be fooled by its simplicity; the Volcon Grunt has been designed to withstand the toughest terrains, even completely submerged through a river. The electric powertrain also has an IP67 waterproof rating.
With premium craftsmanship, serious torque and nimble handling, the Grunt effortlessly navigates diverse terrain and inclement weather so you can get to your next stop with ease. Besides, the low seat height and different ride modes make the Grunt easy and fun to ride for all.
Its production should start in 2021, and the starting price is the U.S. $5,995, without options.
Volcon also plans to launch in the near future two other sporty-looking UTVs called the Stag and the Beast in the summer of 2021 and the spring of 2022, respectively. They, too, are designed for off-road use, perhaps as an aid to agricultural works.