Volcon Inc., the first all-electric, off-road powersports company, will soon be importing youth motorcycles from Spain. Clearing the way is an exclusive co-branding and distribution agreement with Torrot Electric Europa, S.A. Volcon has secured rights to sell a new line of Torrot electric motos in most of the Western Hemisphere. Torrot will build all of the bikes in their facility near Barcelona, Spain.
Volcon Hustles to Catch a New Generation
Volcon is looking forward to a speedy entry to the youth powersports market. Within their 3-year agreement, the companies hope to introduce future versions of Torrot’s electric motorcycle lineup. Their goal is to offer young people from 3 to 16 a way to enjoy clean energy motorcycling.
Volcon’s Head Start
Volcon already has one youth motorcycle, the Runt, which is a downsized version of the Grunt reviewed by Scott Brady. It looks like fun, but not ready for e-Powersports. The same is true with the Volcon’s e-Bike the Brat. Though suitable off-road use, Volcon aims it at the transportation and recreation market. Youngsters will have to look elsewhere to enjoy e-powersports activities like trials and motocross. Volcon/Torrot aim to be in that market as well.
Who Is Torrot?
Perhaps you’ve heard of Gas-Gas motorcycles. Torrot, founded in 1948, designed and built those bikes, as well as models for other brands. But in 2011 the 75-year-old company began looking forward to the electric vehicle market. Torrot intends to prosper in the modern world by focusing on advanced electric two-wheelers. The co-branding strategy relies on the synergies of Torrot’s manufacturing and Volcon’s growing brand awareness to move electric powersports forward.
Volcon will co-brand the motorcycles in Torrot’s Series One and Two lines. Each series comprises a motocross, trials, and Supermotard machine. Series One bikes are sized and powered for kids up to 6 years old. Series Two is for 6 to 11 year-olds. While there are plans for two more co-branded series, the target age tops out at 16. What comes next for these companies if this arrangement succeeds is anyone’s guess.
Worried about junior or his sister speeding off into the sunset on their e-motos? Just reach for your phone. The Torrot app allows parents to cut power, limit top speed, chill throttle response, and set the regenerative braking. Who knows, you may have a future Junior e-Motocross champ in the making. In any case, we can be sure that earplugs won’t be necessary for watching e-Powersports events.
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