Electric motorcycles are postulated as one of the best ways to apply zero-emission technology, since they weigh less, use smaller batteries and tend to travel shorter distances. Many manufacturers look for a rational approach to this alternative, while others see in them the possibility of breaking world records.
It is the case of the Voxan wattman, a model that has been in development for several years and that has just presented a new evolution. And he has gone to the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility (a landing strip for space shuttles at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida) and has achieved nothing less than ten new speed records.
The events took place on November 22 with the veteran pilot Max biaggi at the controls, who was able to mount two variants of the Wattman, one with a partial fairing, which achieves the best aerodynamics, and another without fairing, which offers greater resistance to air.
The differences between the two are quite clear, since in the faired version the rider is more lying down and integrates completely within the structure of the bike, protected by the screen; in the second it is more exposed.
What is common to both is its mechanical section, with the same engine used in the Mercedes single-seater of Formula E. It is a block of 317 kW of power, that is, 430 hp, which has allowed it to reach a maximum speed of up to 454 km / h. It is the fastest motorcycle in the world.
This has earned him the record of a mile with fast exit and partially faired bodywork, in the category of less than 300 kilos. But the thing has not stopped there, since it has also beaten these other nine records:
- One mile, quick start, not aerodynamic: 368 km / h
- Quarter Mile, Quick Exit, Partially Aerodynamic: 293 km / h
- Quarter Mile, Quick Start, Non-Aerodynamic: 285 km / h
- One Mile, Stationary Start, Partially Aerodynamic: 273 km / h
- One mile, stationary start, not aerodynamic: 260 km / h
- One kilometer, stationary start, partially aerodynamic: 223 km / h
- One kilometer, stationary start, non-aerodynamic: 219 km / h
- Quarter Mile, Stationary Start, Non-Aerodynamic: 156 km / h
- Quarter Mile, Stationary Start, Partially Aerodynamic: 149 km / h