Fat Tire Volcon Grunt EVO Electric Bike Ready for Off-Road, Has Texas Written All Over It

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The end of September brought with it long-awaited news for those who have heard a thing or two about a crew describing itself "the first all-electric, off-road powersports company." Volcon by its full name, the company finally announced the availability of the Grunt EVO, an electric motorcycle the likes of which the industry doesn't get to see all that often.
The EVO is, as its name says, an evolution of the existing Grunt FE. First announced in April 2023, it's a bike with a slight redesign from what came before it, backed by upgraded features and capabilities.

Technically the same as the FE when it comes to its underpinnings, the EVO is supposed to be quieter (yes, there are levels of quiet when it comes to electric machines as well), lighter, and more comfortable.

We'll start with the mechanical bits, if they can be called that, and tell you the Grunt EVO comes with a belt drive instead of the chain one used on the FE. It moves the rear wheel under the power of an 11-horsepower electric motor, in turn fed by a 2.3 kWh battery.

It takes two to four hours to charge the battery, and it should last you for as much as 70 miles (113 km). The bike's top speed is rated at 40 mph (64 kph).

The bike is meant for off-road use, and as such it comes with a 43 mm inverted fork up front and a monoshock at the rear. The fork can be had in anodized gold, just like on the FE, but that's not the only customization option customers have.

The bike is available off the factory floor in three colors, all of them a throwback to Texas, the state where Volcon was born: Desert Dune, Del Rio Red, and Bandit Black. But other than that, buyers can make the EVO their own by going for one of the many customization options available: racks, tow hitch, bags, and so on.

The Volcon Grunt EVO has been available for order for a while now, with the starting price set at just $5,999. But now the company that makes it says the first production units have already started being shipped to dealers, and should be in the hands of early adopter customers in the two Americas within a few weeks.

If you plan on getting yourself one you should know the starting price of the ride goes up pretty quick as soon as you start adding stuff to it. A fully-specced Volcon Grunt EVO, complete with an additional battery will quickly get you to almost double the starting price.

Then again, there are not all that many electric bikes out there capable of going off-road, and many of them are much more expensive than that.
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