Venturi acquired the iconic French motorcycle maker Voxan in 2010, refocusing the brand on a new core business: electric motors. Two models were built: the on-road Wattman, and the high-performance Wattman specially created to set new world speed records. Both machines were designed by Venturi’s long-serving lead designer, Sacha Lakic.
In 2013, Venturi unveiled the Voxan Wattman, a symbol of the brand’s rebirth. The Wattman embodied the new technical and stylistic direction adopted by the constructor purchased three years earlier.
The “Made in Monaco” motorcycle delivers a phenomenal 150 kW (203 HP) of power at up to 10,500 rpm, generating instant torque of 200 Nm. At the time, it staked a claim to be the most powerful electric motorcycle ever built, capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds.
The Wattman ushered in a new architecture, built around an engine-battery pack carrier set. Instead of a frame, it has an ultra-rigid aluminium exoskeleton that integrates all of the powertrain components.
The teams at Venturi and Voxan’s facilities in Monaco also designed a special, high-performance version of the Wattman using state-of-the-art technology. This unique machine has now sealed its place in history as the fastest electric motorcycle on the planet.
Ridden by Max Biaggi, the Wattman set a new world speed record for an electric motorcycle by reaching 366.94 km/h. But now the adventure continues, as the Voxan team and their rider prepare to set new world records by the end of 2021, in an as-yet secret location.Find out more about mission 05