Voxan Teams With Champion Max Biaggi For Electric Top Speed Record Attempt
Voxan and Max Biaggi take aim at the electric motorcycle land speed record
Voxan, a marque of electric car company Venturi, has plans of setting a new record for the world’s fastest motorcycle, and to achieve this, they have enlisted help of Max Biaggi. Max, a MotoGP veteran and two time World Superbike champion, will attempt to set a new record on Voxman Wattman electric superbike. Biaggi will aim to cross 330 km/h, which will make Voxan Wattman the fastest electric motorcycle in the world, says Venturi. The attempt to set this record will take place on the salt flats of Bolivia.
Max Biaggi, who is also the brand ambassador for Venturi, said, “When my friend Gildo Pastor [Venturi’s president] came to me with his plan for the world land speed record and the Voxan Wattman, I was obviously going to say yes. Gildo is both an expert and a pioneer in the field of electric mobility. Under his impetus, Venturi Automobiles has set a number of records and marked a host of world firsts.”
“I’m proud that I will be taking this new step in my career under the colours of Voxan and Venturi, with whom I’ve already started work. The engineers and designers from the R&D department are driven by an extremely motivating sense of determination.”, he added.
The Voxan Wattman superbike was designed in Monaco and manufactured in France. It makes 200 bhp and 200 Nm of torque at 10,500 rpm. Voxan is touting this as the most powerful motorcycle in the world. The company also claims that the Wattman can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds.
Meanwhile, Lightning, a US-based electric motorcycle company, is claiming that its Lightning LS 218 is the world’s fastest motorcycle, electric or petrol-powered, with an achievable top-speed of 350 km/h. Interestingly, Lightning LS 218 too makes 200 bhp and 200 Nm of torque at 10,500 rpm.
We promise, that last MotoGP gag would’ve been funny 15 years ago.