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 there is still more to come, with the Voxan team and their rider set to try and beat their own record, in Bolivia in summer 2021.Find out more about mission 05