In late 2020, Texas-based EV startup Volcon unveiled its utilitarian Grunt motorcycle. Since that time, the company has debuted the pint-sized Runt kids bike, as well as the battery-powered Stag UTV. And while thus far the fledgling firm has exclusively focused on off-road vehicles, it’s now revealed its first road-going model with the Brat ebike.
Taking aim at models from SUPER73 and Monday Motorbikes, the Volcon Brat is a lightweight, pedal-equipped urban commuter bike that tips the scales at only 86lbs. The Brat is constructed around what Volcon calls an Exo-Arch chassis — a structure that’s been paired with an inverted fork and a rear monoshock, both of which are fully adjustable. The Brat has also been bestowed with LED head and taillights, hydraulic brakes, fork guards, 20” spoked wheels, an onboard Bluetooth-connected 4” LED display, connectivity to the Volcon app, and a USB charging port.
Boasting four ride modes, the Brat is powered by a 750W motor that allows for a top speed of 28mph. The motor draws from a removable, 750Wh, 48-volt battery that affords a range of up to 70 miles and can receive a complete recharge in 6-7 hours when using a standard home outlet. Volcon has also treated the Brat to various high-end cycling components from Shimano. Sold in black or blue color options, the Brat is primarily aimed at urban commuting and last mile applications, however, is also capable of some light off-roading duties.
Starting from $2,799, the Volcon Brat is available for reservation now, with deliveries scheduled to begin this November.