It’s almost GM time off-road Hummer EV to launch, and just in time because Volcon has just unveiled the perfect two-wheeled electric off-road companion to the Hummer in its Grunt. The Grunt is a compact trail bike with big tires, much like the electric counterpart of the Rokon Trailbreaker. If you’re the kind of tree lover who likes to get out into the wilderness to experience it firsthand, the Grunt might be the bike for you.
Available for delivery next spring, the Volcon Grunt has some impressive features. This thing’s electric motor delivers 75 lb-ft of torque, can propel the big-tire little monster to 60 miles per hour, delivers up to 100 miles of range per charge, can be recharged from a takes 120 in just two hours, and goes from 0 to 60 in just six seconds. It’s not like these numbers are unknown in the electric bike world, but given its off-road capability, they’re pretty impressive. What is most impressive, however, is that this Texas-built motorcycle will only cost six thousand dollars! However, you can hardly get a good electric bike!
The company even claims the Grunt has replaceable batteries, so if you buy a second battery module you don’t even have to wait for the thing to charge, you can just pop in the new battery and start over. It’s electric motorcycle technology that isn’t being used to its full potential, if you ask me.
With 12 inches of ground clearance, big studded tires, and massive instant electric torque injection, it’s a great candidate for trail mobbing just about anywhere. I live in the wilderness and would really love the opportunity to make this thing work in some remote areas of northern Nevada.
With statistics like this, you don’t mind if I’m a little skeptical about the thing until it hits the market. For now, it all sounds a bit too good to be true. I really can’t wait to one day test one out to make sure whatever they’re claiming is a fact, and I hope that day arrives as soon as Volcon says so.
Volcon CEO Andrew Leisner:
“Volcon was quickly funded with an oversubscribed funding round, confirming the enthusiasm for the category,” said Leisner. “Growing up with my father and carrying on this tradition on motorcycles and UTVs with my daughters, I am thrilled 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. Thanks to companies like Tesla, the electrification of the powersports industry is no longer a question of if but when, and Volcon is positioning itself to play a significant role in this rapidly changing environment.
Leisner is the former Senior Vice President and General Manager of Bonnier Motorcycle Group, which formerly included brands such as Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider, Motorcycle Cruiser, UTV Driver, ATV Rider and Cycle Volta. It’s fair to say that Leisner is a true enthusiast with decades of on-road and off-road experience.
Volcon says he’ll follow the Grunt with two- and four-seat electric side-by-side sport utility vehicles called Stag and Beast. The company is currently operating from a temporary production facility in Texas with eyes on a more permanent solution in the greater Austin area on the cards.