Volcon eBike: Brat

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The Unique Cafe Racer E-Bike

In recent years, the world of cycling has witnessed an e-bike revolution. From renowned brands associated with professional cycling to innovative startups crafting modular bikes for the modern lifestyle, e-bikes have captured the imagination of riders. While attributes like power, speed, range, and features dominate the checklist for e-bike enthusiasts, one element remains pivotal—sleek and stylish design. Among this evolving landscape, Volcon ePowersports of Round Rock, Texas, has boldly stepped in with its latest creation—the Volcon Brat e-bike, a versatile machine designed for commutes and off-road adventures.

A Cafe Racer Vibe Meets E-Bike Innovation

The Volcon Brat packs a punch with its robust 20- by 4.5-inch tires, ensuring a smooth ride over rugged terrain. Equipped with a 750W/1200W max motor, the Brat offers a range of 30 to 70+ miles, depending on the chosen ride mode. In off-road mode, it can reach a maximum speed of 28 mph. However, what truly sets the Brat apart is not just its impressive tech specs but its distinctive design. At first glance, it’s easy to overlook the fact that this e-bike even has pedals.

Inspired by the classic aesthetics of a cafe racer, the Brat seamlessly blends style with performance. Classified as a Class 2 e-bike, it boasts full suspension and Volcon’s signature Exo-Arch frame, akin to the brand’s off-road electric motorcycle, the Grunt EVO. This fusion of style and capability distinguishes the Brat from other e-bikes, making it a versatile platform for urban commutes, beachside rides, or local trails.

Aesthetic Excellence and Functional Features

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To maintain its cafe-racer aesthetic, the Brat incorporates a 48V 15.6Ah removable battery with a locking feature, positioned on the bike’s frame where one might expect a motorcycle engine. Adding to the unique look is a powerful LED billet-style headlight, a stark departure from the conventional e-bike design. The Brat also features a top attachment resembling a gas tank, doubling as a lockable storage compartment for riders’ essentials.

The Brat’s front inverted telescoping adjustable fork promises a smooth ride on both pavement and dirt. With an easily accessible adjustment knob beneath the handlebar, riders can customize the ride feel on the go to adapt to changing conditions.

Display and Ride Modes for Enhanced Control

Equipped with a 4-inch color display with Bluetooth connectivity and a D-pad, the Brat offers vital information such as battery level, speed, average speed, trip distance, and an odometer. It even includes a USB charger within the locking “gas tank” storage area. The e-bike features a single-speed drivetrain complemented by four distinct ride modes:

  1. Mode 1: Minimal assistance for maximum battery life.
  2. Mode 2: Light power and throttled acceleration for urban commuting.
  3. Mode 3: Increased power and acceleration up to 20 mph, suitable for off-road adventures.
  4. Mode 4: Maximum power for tackling trails and achieving speeds of up to 28 mph (requires a waiver in the Volcon app for off-road use).

Additional Specifications

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The Volcon Brat boasts several noteworthy specs:

Battery:

  • The Volcon Brat is equipped with a 48V 15.6Ah removable battery that can be locked in place.

Motor:

  • The e-bike is powered by a 750W electric motor, which provides the necessary propulsion for the bike. This motor is responsible for assisting the rider in pedaling and achieving higher speeds.

Suspension:

  • The Brat features a suspension system to provide a smoother and more comfortable ride. It sports inverted telescoping adjustable forks up front and a mono-shock up back to help absorb shocks and bumps when riding on uneven terrain.

Wheels and Tires:

  • The bike’s wheels are laced and have a size of 20 inches by 4 inches, with tubed tires. These tires are designed for various terrains, offering good traction and stability.

Brakes:

  • For reliable stopping power, the Volcon Brat is equipped with hydraulic disc brakes. Hydraulic disc brakes offer precise and effective braking performance, enhancing rider safety.

Display and Lights:

  • The bike features a 4-inch LED color display that is Bluetooth-connected and controlled via a DPad. This display provides information such as battery level, speed, and trip distance. Additionally, the bike is equipped with LED headlights and tail/brake lights for improved visibility during rides.

Drive:

  • The Volcon Brat operates with a chain drive, which transfers power from the motor to the bike’s wheels. A chain drive is a common system in e-bikes and conventional bicycles.

Performance:

  • The e-bike can reach an impressive top speed of 28+ mph, making it suitable for both urban commuting and off-road adventures. It has a total weight of 86 lbs and a seat height of 30 inches.

Charging and Range:

  • The bike features a USB charge port located inside a lockable storage area. Charging the battery via Level 1 charging takes approximately 6-7 hours. In Mode 1, the bike offers a range of 70+ miles, while in Modes 2-4, it provides a range of 30+ miles.

The Brat is available in two distinctive colors—black, with all-black trim and accessories, and blue, featuring a tan seat and tan sidewall tires for added flair. The blue variant also includes slightly raised and swept-back handlebars for a more comfortable cockpit.

Pricing and Accessories

The Volcon Brat starts at an MSRP of $2,799 and offers financing options through Affirm, along with free shipping. Customers can personalize their Brat with optional accessories, including a phone mount, gold drivetrain upgrade, bottle cage, combination lock, and red wheel liners, all available on Volcon’s website.

While the Volcon Brat may not fit the conventional e-bike mold, it exudes a style all its own. For Powersports enthusiasts seeking to infuse pedal power into their adventures, the Brat stands as a unique and compelling companion on the open road.

About the company 

Volcon ePowersports, headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, is a dynamic force in the world of electric mobility. With a visionary approach to transportation, Volcon is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what electric vehicles can offer. Their standout creation, the Volcon Brat e-bike, beautifully combines style and performance, drawing inspiration from cafe racer aesthetics while incorporating innovative features such as a powerful LED headlight, a removable lockable battery, and a user-friendly 4-inch color display with Bluetooth connectivity. Volcon’s commitment to adventure and accessibility shines through as it strive to make electric mobility affordable and exciting for a wide audience. With optional accessories and a focus on sustainability, Volcon ePowersports is poised to make a significant impact on the future of electric transportation.

Karan

Karan

Karan, an eBike specialist, brings a unique blend of technical expertise and passion for sustainable transport. He boasts three years in the electric mobility sphere, with hands-on experience in various eBike brands. Beyond his work, he loves embarking on outdoor adventures riding his eBike.

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