Electric motorcycles have been around for a number of years, but it’s only recently that we’ve started to see electric two-wheelers that focus more on fun and performance than practicality and utility. Sure, brands like Zero and Energica are all about performance, but you could argue that the number of dull and boring e-scooters made in China far outnumbers e-bikes of this caliber.
Nevertheless, powerful electric motorcycles designed for a wild ride appear left and right. One such model comes from Land Moto of Cleveland, Ohio in the form of the District Scrambler. Land Moto might be a name you’re familiar with, as the company released its first model back in April 2022, the District, a café-racer-inspired electric motorcycle. Now the company has given the electric bike a rugged twist with the launch of the District Scrambler.
At first glance you can clearly see the differences between the two models. While the Standard District featured disc wheels, the Scrambler model features sturdier alloy wheels with a ten-spoke construction. There’s also a tall front fender and long-travel suspension at both ends. It also has a massive rear sprocket that’s perfect for transferring tons of torque to the rear tire.
Speaking of performance, there’s a lot to do. The District Scrambler packs a mid-mounted electric motor rated at 17 kilowatts and 23 horsepower. Even more impressive, Land Moto claims a torque output of 206 lb-ft. So much power, coupled with the bike’s easygoing, twist-and-go nature, is sure to translate into a wild ride no matter what terrain you’re riding. In the strongest mode, the District Scrambler can reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour.
On the battery side of the equation, the District Scrambler comes equipped with a replaceable 72-volt CORE battery pack. According to Land Moto, this battery should be good for a range of up to 120 miles on a single charge.
Well, it’s worth noting that the District Scrambler is offered in two versions – a pure off-road model and one that comes with all the necessary bells and whistles to earn street legal status. The latter is equipped with full LED lighting, indicators and rear-view mirrors. As for price, Land Moto has set the District Scrambler’s starting price at $7,800.