Initially, it had plans to soar across the Salar de Uyuni salt flat in July of 2021. But because of the ongoing pandemic, the plan was pushed forward and tweaked. The team finally went out to Châteauroux airfield, a few hours south of Paris, and completed the run there.
The team is determined to break its own set records on a longer track
Driven by Max Biaggi, a double superbike world championship winner Wattman Voxan, set a new record of 254 mph (408 km/h). The previous record of 204 mph (328 km/h) was set by Mobitec EV-02A.
The bike achieved this speed on a 3.5 km long runway while running at the average speed of 366.94 km/h. Had it been a longer track, the electric bike is capable of showing better results.
Out of eleven records claimed by Voxan, the first was for its “partially streamlined electric motorcycle over 661 lb (300 kg)” class. This bike went up to 254 mph.
The second record was reached with Voxan’s non-streamlined ‘naked’ version of the Wattman. This bike managed a two-way average of 217.14 mph (349.38 km/h), reaching a top speed of 231 mph (372 km/h).
Nine other records are as follows:
- ¼ mile, flying start, partially streamlined: 394.45 km/h (245.10 mph) – no previous record
- ¼ mile, flying start, non-streamlined: 357.19 km/h (221.95 mph) – no previous record
- 1 km, flying start, partially streamlined: 386.35 km/h (240.07 mph – previous record: 329.31 km/h (204.62 mph)
- ¼ mile, standing start, non-streamlined: 126.20 km/h (78.42 mph) – no previous record
- ¼ mile, standing start, partially streamlined: 127.30 km/h (79.10 mph) – previous record: 87.16 km/h (54.16 mph)
- 1 km, standing start, non-streamlined: 185.56 km/h (115.30 mph) – no previous record
- 1 km, standing start, partially streamlined: 191.84 km/h (119.20 mph) – previous record: 122.48 km/h (76.11 mph)
- one mile, standing start, non-streamlined: 222.82 km/h (138.45 mph) – no previous record
- 1 mile, standing start, partially streamlined: 225.01 km/h (139.81 mph)