By Wade Thiel
The Right Man for the Job
If you didn’t know, Max Biaggi is a MotoGP racer and ambassador for the company Venturi, which owns Voxan Motors. Voxan Motors builds what it says is the fastest electric motorcycle in the world. The two have teamed up to try to break the electric motorcycle land speed record, according to Top Gear.
The bike is called the Wattman. It makes 200 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. The electric motor can spin up to 10,500 rpm and propel the motorcycle from a standstill to 100 mph in under six seconds. The bike and Biaggi together should do well.
The current record for electric motorcycles stands at 203.566 mph. That record was set in 2013. Jim Hoogerhyde rode a Lightning SB220 up to that mark. Biaggi doesn’t want to just beat the record. He wants to take the Voxan Motors bike to 205 mph, which is a notable move forward. “I’m proud that I will be taking this new step in my career under the colors of Voxan and Venturi, with whom I’ve already started work,” said Biaggi.
While gasoline-powered motorcycles and cars are capable of more than 205 mph, electric motorcycles are still in their infancy. Biaggi’s attempt would help make the technology more accepted and help put Voxan Motors on the map a little more. It will be interesting to see how this one turns out. The attempt will be undertaken at the Bolivian salt flats in 2020.
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