Mission 05:
Salar de Uyuni

Aiming for the electric motorcycle world speed record

The Challenge:

Venturi has a new mission: in July 2021, the team will head for the Salar de Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia, where they will attempt to set a new world speed record for an electric motorcycle.

With the “high performance” version of the Voxan Wattman exclusively designed by Sacha Lakic for this new mission, the aim will be to beat the current world record of 329.085 km/h set by Ryuji Tsuruta riding a Mobitec EV-02A*. To be continued…

* in the category "electric motorcycles propelled by the action of one wheel in contact with the ground, partially streamlined" (in all weight classes)

The Vehicle:

Propulsion

Engine : electric engine (Technology: permanent magnet motor)

Maximum Power : 270 kW (367 HP)

Battery pack : Lithium-ion

Transmission : Direct drive with timing belt

Characteristics

Length : 2700 mm

Width : 710 mm

Height : 1030 mm

Seat height : 610 mm

Wheelbase : 1850 mm

Ground clearance : 70 mm

Weight : 300 kg (Battery: 140 kg)

Cycle

Front suspension : dual swingarm with central shock absorber + offset handlebar with link rods

Rear suspension : dual swingarm with central shock absorber

Tyres : Michelin Power RS+ (Front: 120/70 ZR17 / Rear: 190/55 ZR17)

Rear brake : 305mm disc – 4-piston calliper

The <span>D</span>river

The Driver

Italian rider Max Biaggi has been chosen to take on this challenge, astride the Voxan Wattman. The six-time world champion has form when it comes to blazing a spectacular trail, having previously set a world speed record on an electric motorcycle back in 1994 (164.2 km/h on a Fazi Egraf).

Mad Max boasts an impressive CV that includes four 250cc World Championship titles and two World Superbike Championship titles. He is also twice Vice-World Champion in the 500cc category.

Over the course of a truly outstanding career in various world motorcycle championship categories, Max clocked up no fewer than 111 victories and 56 pole positions.