Voxan Motors, a motorcycle manufacturer under the umbrella of French Venturi, has released a special specification “Wattman” developed to challenge the world’s fastest electric motorcycle. However, the record challenge, which was supposed to be a record challenge this year, has been postponed to July 2021 by the new Corona pandemic.
Wattman’s styling is the first half like the 1950s GP machine “NSU Sportmax”, the second half that completely covers the rear tires to regulate wake turbulence, and the rider fits in the center as if it were integrated with the bike It is designed. Its shape when viewed from the front is like a cannonball, and it is difficult to find the remnants of the original Wattman announced in 2013 from the overall appearance.
The current world fastest electric motorcycle is 329km / h, which was recorded by former All Japan Road Racer Ryuji Tsuruta at the MOBITEC EV-02A Bonneville special in August 2019 .
Voxan aims to exceed this record at 330km / h. The rider is Max Biaggi, a former GP rider. Biaggi was introduced as a rider last year when Voxan announced that he would challenge the world record for electric motorcycles.
The MOBITEC record is the world’s fastest electric motorcycle in the class with a body weight of 300 kg or more certified by FIM / AMA. On the other hand, Wattman says that it has an output of 367 horsepower on a car body of less than 300 kg, so it is somewhat unclear which world record to challenge exactly, but in terms of specifications, the Lightning LS-218 recorded 351 km in the past. It may also break the record / h .
The record challenge will take place in July 2021 at the Uyuni salt lake in Bolivia. I am looking forward to seeing what kind of news will arrive in a year.