456 KM/H (283 MPH) The VOXAN WATTMAN Remains Holding The Fastest Electric Motorcycle In The World Record

Max Biaggi riding the Voxan Wattman on the Kennedy Space Center track,
VOXAN WATTMAN,
fastest electric motorcycle

Max Biaggi and the Voxan Wattman team broke 21 world speed records at Space Florida’s Launch and Landing Facility, at Kennedy Space Center (United States). The new records were set between 18 and 23 November 2021.

A new world record was set in Florida on Monday, Nov. 22, when Max Biaggi and the Voxan Wattman achieved speed of 455.737 km/h (283.182 mph), re-claiming their own title of being the fastest electricity powered motorcycle under 300 lbs.

Owned by the high-performance EV racing team of Venturi, the electric motorcycle brand Voxan together with rider Max Biaggi had planned this attempt at the world speed record, for months on end.

The team was gearing up to conquer a new set of world speed records, after wreaking quite a few during their last attempt. They have set no less than 11 new records back in November 2020, as the Voxan’s electric motorcycle was being optimized for another speed challenge.

Voxan Wattman’s speed was measured over a distance of one kilometer in opposite directions within two hours in accordance with FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) regulations. Under Federation rules, the final speed is the average of the two speeds that were recorded over these two runs.

The Wattman’s GPS speedometer recorded a max instantaneous speed of 470.257 km/h (292.204 mph).

Max Biaggi riding the Voxan Wattman on the Kennedy Space Center track,
VOXAN WATTMAN,
fastest electric motorcycle

Putting the challenge to the test over a distance of 1 km from a flying start, the Voxan Wattman, with its non-streamlined version, also took part on Sunday 21 November without its fairing. Using the same principle of a 1km run in opposite directions, within a period of two hours.

Again, the final speed was the average of the two speeds recorded over these two runs. The new world record in the ‘non-streamlined electric motorcycle under 300 kg’ class is now 369.626 km/h (229.675 mph).

“In less than a year, we have succeeded in lowering the motorcycle’s weight, while increasing its power and improving its stability. Following the records we set in November 2020 in the ‘over 300 kg’ class, these 21 new records are another magnificent reward for the Venturi Group, for Max Biaggi, and for our valued partners, Saft, Michelin, and Mercedes. I am pleased to think that the experience gained from this project will contribute to improving ecomobility. I share these records with my country, Monaco, which does so much to promote sustainable development.”

Gildo Pastor, President of the Venturi Group
Voxan Wattman, 
Max Biaggi riding the Voxan Wattman on the Kennedy Space Center track,
VOXAN WATTMAN,
fastest electric motorcycle

Gildo Pastor’s team had a number of other world records in their sights. After these six days of attempts, the final record count comes in as follows:

Under 300 kg class

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VOXAN WATTMAN,
fastest electric motorcycle

– 1 mile, flying start, partially streamlined        : 454 km/h (282 mph)
– 1 mile, flying start, non-streamlined              : 368 km/h (228 mph)
– ¼ mile, flying start, partially streamlined       : 293 km/h (182 mph)
– ¼ mile, flying start, non-streamlined             : 285 km/h (177 mph)
– 1 mile, standing start, partially streamlined   : 273 km/h (169 mph)
– 1 mile, standing start, non-streamlined         : 260 km/h (161 mph)
– 1 km, standing start, partially streamlined     : 223 km/h (138 mph)
– 1 km, standing start, non-streamlined          : 219 km/h (136 mph)
– ¼ mile, standing start, non-streamlined        : 156 km/h (96 mph)
– ¼ mile, standing start, partially streamlined  : 149 km/h (92 mph)

Over 300 kg class

– 1 km, flying start, partially streamlined          : 408 km/h (253 mph)
– 1 mile, flying start, partially streamlined        : 404 km/h (251 mph)
– 1 mile, flying start, non-streamlined              : 367 km/h (228 mph)
– 1 km, flying start, non-streamlined                : 364 km/h (226 mph)
– 1 mile, standing start, partially streamlined   : 255 km/h (158 mph)
– 1 km, standing start, partially streamlined     : 216 km/h (134 mph)
– 1 mile, standing start, non-streamlined         : 216 km/h (134 mph)
– ¼ mile, standing start, non-streamlined        : 153 km/h (95 mph)
– ¼ mile, standing start, partially streamlined  : 142 km/h (88 mph)

Source: Venturi

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