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Volcon off road E Bike—maybe interesting to some

 
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Hi everyone,

I just saw this ebike HERE:

https://www.volcon.com/grunt-explore

With a 75 mile range (on 2 batteries), I thought that maybe this would be an interesting option for some looking for off-road vehicles.

Maybe something like this could be used in place of a 4-wheeler for some applications.  I realize that it won’t have the inherent cargo capacity or towing ability, but if the main purpose is simply to get a person from place to place, maybe it has a niche.

Just a thought.

Eric
 
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Very Cool Eric;
I like the Stag 4 wheeler even better!  A bit spendy and definitely beyond my budget but very cool!
Thanks for sharing!
 
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For those who are curious, here are the technical specs, grabbed from the website:



My take on it: Makes me think of an off-road scooter, maybe. Seems like it would be useful for someone with several hundred acres to patrol/survey on a given day. There's plenty of battery power provided, even with just a single battery (the 75-mile distance is quoted based on having a second, spare battery). The low-profile and suspension seem up to the task of handling rolling hills and uneven terrain, and I'd be interested in seeing how it performs on truly uneven, rocky ground.

Provided they come up with a trailer that stays connected to it, this vehicle would be a candidate for a mobile fence repair and/or farm maintenance team.

Seems like it would be an attractive ride for kids, though were I in charge I wouldn't allow anyone who couldn't leg-press the 300+ lb ride off of their body should it fall over on them out in the field.

EDIT: oh, and I dislike the fact there's smartphone integration, though maybe that's because I don't have a smartphone, and the "lack of features" ends up becoming an impediment to me. It obviously would be a good fit for someone who includes a smartphone in their lifestyle.
 
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Those are very cool, Eric! But... I'm partial to this line-up: https://midnightrokon.com/about-rokon/
 
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Ok, Thomas, the Stag 4 looks really cool, with pretty awesome specs and a whopping price tag to boot!  It would be pretty cool to charge one of these under a solar roof and then drive off and go do all sorts of cool off-road things.  $40k is pretty rich for my blood!  But one can still dream.

Eric
 
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Those volcon bikes are pretty cool, barely legal e-bike specs haha.

For a cheaper alternative, it seems a lot cheaper to convert an electric street bike to a mountain bike than to buy a prebuilt mountain e-bike. I'd recommend any e-bike owner install suspension forks. I can say from experience that hitting a big pinecone or pothole going 20mph isn't very fun without them.

 
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