You Have to Love Those Fat Tires
Volcon is an electric motorcycle startup that comes out of Texas. It’s a company interested in electric off-road vehicles and the latest bike it has is called the Grunt.
The Grunt is a fat tire electric trail bike that should come out in the Spring of 2021. The all-terrain motorcycle features some knobby tires that are wider than anything you’ll see on a street bike. They look chunkier than just about all dirtbike tires, too.
Volcon says the bike can do 60 mph and it punches out 75 lb-ft of torque. The bike also has a 100-mile range per charge and it will charge fully in six hours. That range is impressive, but the charge time is less than impressive. Still, this sounds like a great option for a trail bike.
The bike has a swappable battery pack, so you could ride until one battery dies and swap it out for another. The batteries charge off of a standard home outlet. The batteries are IP67 waterproof rated, so you can even get wet if you want.
“Having grown up riding with my father and continuing that tradition on motorcycles and UTVs with my daughters, I am excited to help lead the evolution of the powersports industry with electric vehicles that enhance the outdoor experience while reducing our environmental footprint for future generations,” said Andrew Leisner, CEO of Volcon.
Surprisingly, Leisner is the former senior VP and managing director of the Bonnier Motorcycle Group and a Motorcycle Industry Council board member.
Volcon plans to build its bikes right in Texas, but right now it’s operating out of a temporary production facility. It will be interesting to see what happens with this unique company and this unique machine.