ELECTRIC motorcycle start-up Stark has announced its first machine, the Varg electric motocross bike that boasts some seriously impressive stats!
Take a listen to the Stark Varg Motorcross bike
It’s no secret that electric motorcycles feel more naturally at home in the off-road world than anywhere else. For many, the advantages of near-silent running, minimal distances to travel, and the torque laden delivery make an electric bike for muddy riding a seriously tempting option.
Stark is looking to capitalise on that, with the Varg, an all-electric, true motocross bike that boasts more power than a petrol-powered competitor, and vastly more torque.
With 80hp on tap, the Varg boasts around 25hp more than its petrol-powered competitors, but as we all know, the talking point with electric bikes is always the torque output. And on that front, the Varg doesn’t disappoint with an earth-shattering 938Nm (691lb-ft) of torque.
That should make the bike a complete animal to ride, and in full power mode, it surely will, although Stark has gifted the Varg with more than 100 riding modes, giving the user the delivery of a small capacity motocross bike should they want it.
The fly in an electric bike’s ointment is normally the weight, although, on this occasion, it’s not too dissimilar to that of its petrol-powered equivalents. With a ready to ride weight of 110kg, the Varg is very close, if not lighter, than some conventional motocross machines.
And finally, we get to the price, again, another stumbling block of electric motorcycles. With a £10,900 price tag, the Stark Varg is only a couple of grand more than a CRF450R, and the extra outlay you could quickly justify with the lack of mechanical servicing electric motors require.
To check it out for yourself, head to: starkfuture.com