Voxan Wattman Bags Fastest Electric Motorcycle Title with 254 MPH

The motorcycle also claimed 11 speed records.
Fabienne Lang

It's official: The fastest electric motorcycle in the world has been named, and it's Voxan Wattman

Claiming 11 electric motorcycle speed records this past weekend, French manufacturer Voxan has a lot to celebrate, as expressed in their press release.

It wasn't an easy ride to get there, so to speak. With plans on speeding through Bolivia's salt flats crushed earlier this year due to the global situation, the team had to return to France to get the job done. 


Raising the bar for electric motorcycle speed racing

Carrying out its latest records on a 2.17 mile (3.5 km) runway in Chäteauroux in France, the Voxan Wattman driven by double Superbike World Championship winner Max Biaggi sped up to 254 mph (408 km/h)

It clearly beat the previous record of 204 mph (328 km/h) set by Mobitec EV-02A. 

Voxan Wattman Bags Fastest Electric Motorcycle Title with 254 MPH
The Voxan Wattman that reached 254 mph. Source: Voxan

Given Voxan Wattman's short runway, the team plans on pushing the limits with longer runways and reaching even higher speeds. 

The first record that Voxan claimed was for its "partially streamlined electric motorcycle over 661 lb (300 kg)" class, as it states in its press release. This bike went up to 254 mph

The second record was reached with Voxan's non-streamlined 'naked' version of the Wattman, which reached a speed of 231 mph (372 km/h)

Voxan Wattman Bags Fastest Electric Motorcycle Title with 254 MPH
The Voxan that reached 231 mph. Source: Voxan

And the team's dizzying nine other records are as follows: 

  • ¼ mile, flying start, partially streamlined: 245.10 mph (394.45 km/h) – no previous record
  • ¼ mile, flying start, non-streamlined: 221.95 mph (357.19 km/h) – no previous record
  • 1 km, flying start, partially streamlined: 240.07 mph (386.35 km/h) – previous record: 204.62 mph (329.31 km/h)
  • ¼ mile, standing start, non-streamlined: 78.42 mph (126.20 km/h) – no previous record
  • ¼ mile, standing start, partially streamlined: 79.10 mph (127.30 km/h) – previous record: 54.16 mph (87.16 km/h) 
  • 1 km, standing start, non-streamlined: 115.30 mph (185.56 km/h) – no previous record
  • 1 km, standing start, partially streamlined: 119.20 mph (191.84 km/h) – previous record: 76.11 mph (122.48 km/h)
  • 1 mile, standing start, non-streamlined: 138.45 mph (222.82 km/h) – no previous record
  • 1 mile, standing start, partially streamlined: 139.81 mph (225.01 km/h)

The next steps and record attempts will most likely be in 2022, after some touch-ups following this weekend's records.


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