Max Biaggi is getting ready to get on the record-breaking electric motorcycle again to pursue a new record. Voxan, a battery-powered two-wheeler brand owned by high-performance electric vehicle manufacturer Venturi, is gearing up to break new world speed records. Having set no fewer than 11 new records in November 2020, the Voxan Wattman is currently being tuned in preparation for another speed challenge in the under 300 kilogram category later this year. The bike will be ridden once again by world champion Max Biaggi.
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The Voxan Wattman was initially designed for world record attempts on the largest salt flat on the planet, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. Due to travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus, this was not possible attempt the record in that location and thus in the autumn of 2020, the runway of Châteauroux airport in France was chosen as the location to break the speed records, and by the end of 2021 Voxan will choose another to chase new records. In preparation for this latest attempt, and for optimize the Wattman for this type of surface, the engine and transmission have been optimized with the usual expert collaboration of Michelin, partner and official tire supplier.
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The Voxan Wattman is expected to weigh less than 300 kilograms, allowing it to compete in that category. The decrease in weight it is mainly due to the new battery used. Gildo Pastor, (president), Franck Baldet (technical director) and Louis-Marie Blondel (motorcycle designer) have chosen the SAFT company to collaborate on this exciting project. The French company has extensive experience in both motorsport and the aerospace industry. In November 2020, the Voxan Wattman reached an instant speed of 408 km / h. To break that record, the Venturi / Voxan engineering team also worked on the air penetration and stability of the bike. “I can’t believe the work we have done in a few months – said Max Biaggi – Last November we were wondering if we would be able to reach 400 km / h, but now that speed is just the starting point for our work! It is beyond that core value that we are learning and progressing. With our motivation, the team spirit in Voxan and our hunger to excel, I have no doubt that we will make it “