Scramblers have evolved from stripped and modified dirt bikes to purpose-built machines, and now electric scrambler motorcycles. Though a pretty new concept in the motorcycle world, with products still in development, the electric scrambler motorcycle has already gathered a considerably large fanbase… all waiting to get their hands on one of these bad boys. As for the upcoming electric scramblers, here are our top 3 picks:
|SCRAMBLER||PRICE||RELEASE DATE||LINK TO PREVIEW|
|Fly Free Smart Desert||$6,399 USD||2021||CLICK TO READ OUR FLY FREE SMART DESERT PREVIEW|
|Switch eScrambler||TBA||2022||CLICK TO READ OUR SWITCH eSCRAMBLER PREVIEW|
|Pursang E-Track||$14,800 USD||2021||CLICK TO READ OUR PURSANG E-TRACK PREVIEW|
|Trevor FTR Stella||$14,495 USD||TBA||CLICK TO READ OUR TREVOR FTR STELLA REVIEW|
Recap: What Is An Electric Scrambler?
An electric scrambler is an off road motorcycle stripped down to only functional parts, powered by an electric motor and battery. Electric scramblers are a pretty new concept in the ebike industry. Modern scramblers speak to earlier designs in the 1960s and 70s when petrol heads stripped down street bikes and modified them for off road use.
Today, e-scramblers and scramblers in general are more about retro design than they are off road adventure bikes. They’re at best seen as a street bike suitable for light off road work — not machines for jumping sand dunes.
3 Upcoming Electric Scramblers in the 2020s
Fly Free Smart Desert
The Smart Desert is a retro electric scrambler developed by Fly Free Smart Motorcycles and the company’s first release. Fly Free claims that the Smart Desert is a hybrid bike able to traverse all-terrain. It will feature built-in touring accessories such as a surf rack and solid metal side panniers.
Like the 1950s scrambler models, the Smart Desert will sport classic off-road tires and lengthened crossbar handlebars. The stripped-down appearance would allow it to easily bomb corners, climb mountains and cross muddy off-road terrain.
It also features unique modification options which will allow riders to attach skateboards or even surfboards onto the Smart Desert. This makes it the perfect touring bike for any destination from the skatepark pavement to sandy beaches.
Despite its retro appearance, it will feature bluetooth smartphone connectivity, allowing remote performance configuration. This connectivity will also allow riders to lock/unlock their bike.
With a smart combination of sleek sci-fi tech and sexy retro appeal, the Switch eScrambler electric motorcycle might herald an interesting decade. It’s a rugged, aggressive bike with a futuristic design scheme.
The Switch eScrambler will be a medium-sized scrambler motorcycle featuring a powerful belt-driven 50kW (67hp) electric motor that allows up to 92mph top speed. The motor will draw power from a 13kWh battery pack which will give a range of 93 miles per charge.
The bike will also feature extra perks such as GPS tracking, a TFT digital display, three ride modes, cruise control, regenerative braking, and USB phone charging. Switch’s development team is also working on a DC fast charging system.
The Pursang E-track electric scrambler will be a large-size retro-modern motorcycle derived from the idea of the original Bultaco MK II 250 Pursang Boat Tail.
This scrambler motorcycle will use a strong 11kW electric motor paired with three high capacity built-in batteries that will provide hundreds of miles of operating range. It will also feature unique characteristics such as full carbon body panels, and even high end branded components such as J.Juan, Pirelli, and Olle.
Trevor FTR Stella
The Trevor FTR Stella will be a large e-flat-tracker meant for… well, flat-track racing. It will feature an 11kW brushless electric motor that Trevor Motorcycles claims that’ll provide about 192ft-lbs of torque and a top speed of 55 miles an hour.
The bike will also feature a 2.7kWh li-Ion battery pack that’ll provide about 1.5 hours of non-stop fun on the saddle, along with a 3kW charger that will provide a quick recharge time of 1.3 hours from even when dry.
And perhaps the best feature will be it’s Öhlins suspension system and a set of Dunlop tires for the best shock absorption and grip respectively. Lastly, the FTR Stella will possess a lightweight molybdenum aluminum frame for better handling and raw flickability.