The Frenchmen Gun For An Electric Speed Record, Unveil Streamliner And Production Electric Cruiser

A modified Voxan electric two-wheeled streamliner will attempt to break the 327kmph electric motorcycle record in July next year

  • The streamliner’s electric motor features dry ice cooling and delivers a staggering 317kW.
  • Production spec Wattman gets a liquid-cooled electric motor that makes 150kW and 200Nm.
  • Production-spec Wattman will launch early next year.
  • Gets an aluminium exoskeleton instead of a conventional frame. 
Voxan electric motorcycles unveiled

French bikemaker Voxan has pulled the wraps off its Wattman electric cruiser and electric streamliner. The upcoming motorcycle will rival the likes of the Harley-Davidson LiveWire and to accomplish that, it comes with a lot of firepower. The electric bikemaker has also revealed a special streamliner based on the Wattman. It features a highly modified electric motor that comes with a special dry ice cooling system and delivers a staggering 317kW. It will attempt to break the previous electric motorcycle land speed record of 327kmph in July next year. 

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Voxan electric motorcycles unveiled

The production version comes with a liquid-cooled permanent magnet motor. It delivers 150kW of peak power between 7500rpm and 10,500rpm and 200Nm of peak torque between 0rpm and 6000rpm. It claims to accelerate from 0-100kmph in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 170kmph. It gets electronic rider aids like multiple ride modes, traction control and ABS. 

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Voxan electric motorcycles unveiled

To have enough juice for the record run, Voxan built a special battery pack with the help of Ohio State University. Its 1,470-cell battery pack weighs a whopping 140kg and has a capacity of 15.9kWh. 

The road going Wattman gets a 12.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack that offers a range of 180km. Voxan claims the battery pack can charge up to 80 per cent in under 30 minutes using a level-two fast charger. It can also be charged using a conventional home socket. 

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Voxan electric motorcycles unveiled

The streamliner gets a hub-mounted wishbone steering mechanism with no brakes in the front end. This is done to give the bike better aerodynamic stability. It gets special Michelin Pilot RS+ that are rated for 217mph (350kmh). Another interesting aspect of the Voxan Wattman is that instead of a conventional frame it gets an aluminium exoskeleton that also holds the battery pack and frame. It gets 43mm upside-down forks and dual preload-adjustable shock absorbers. The Wattman electric cruiser weighs a hefty 350kg and gets special braking in the form of Beringer 4D four 230mm front discs with 4-piston calipers and a 230mm Beringer disc. 

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Voxan electric motorcycles unveiled

The Voxan streamliner had plans to break the speed record this month but due to a series of delays, that plan has been pushed to next year. If everything goes according to plan, we may see the French set a new electric motorcycle land speed record and just in time for the production bike to be launched. 


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