Droog Motors has been in the business of making custom full-size motorcycles since 2016, and they are known for producing one-offs, with each new bespoke project based on the client's configuration. This time, however, they ventured into something new, cranking up the looks and performance of a compact e-bike. And instead of a one-off, they will deliver a limited edition version of the Volcon Brat.
"Even though we have prior experience with electric motorcycles and constructing our e-fighter, this creation is something unique, something that stands out," said Max Droog, founder of Droog Moto.
The original Brat e-bike already boasts a sleek, minimalist frame, standing as proof of its utilitarian roots, but Droog's signature style is a bit more apocalyptic and blacked-out, so the award-winning custom motorcycle shop outfitted Volcon's Exo-Arch chassis with a brand-new 3D-printed, all-black body kit to give it a more menacing look.
The lightweight carbon 3D-printed materials help cut down on weight, and even though the custom e-bike preserves the stock 750W hub motor and 48V 15.6Ah battery, it is more agile. Moreover, Droog equipped it with Magura MT7E disc brakes, a DNM suspension with a rear shock for more suspension travel and a full range of adjustability, and chunky 20-inch Allscape off-road tires that make it look like it can take on any terrain.
Other Droog signature design cues include a bigger front fork, a neat 1 1/8″ moto bar setup, an ultra-stubby front fender, and a tracker-inspired front number board that incorporates a pair of LED strips with a dynamic startup animation. For enhanced night-time visibility, there is a Diode Dynamics-supplied LED headlight concealed just behind the front forks, which is activated via a new thumb switch on the bars.
The shop also put a sharp-edged, boxy fuel tank on the Brat, but it just serves as a stylized ornament on the frame's top tube. A posh-looking Hyperfighter-style suede seat and a bespoke rack round up the aggressive appearance of the bespoke e-bike.
The stylish Droog X Volcon Brat two-wheeler might look like a motorcycle, but it still meets the classifications of a Class 2 e-bike, meaning you don't need a special license to ride it.
The stock electric motor propels it to a top speed of 28 mph (45 kph), while the 48V battery pack is expected to provide 70 miles (113 km) of range. However, thanks to the up-specced components fitted by Droog Moto, the custom e-bike delivers superior performance.
The limited edition Droog x Volcon Brat electric bike is available for order now for a price of $5,800, which means the custom moto shop's influence boosted the Brat's value by $3,000 (the stock e-bike has a $2,800 price tag).