Voxan Wattman Team Blasts Through 21 Electric Motorcycle Speed Records
Space Florida’s Launch and Landing Facility, formerly known as the Shuttle Landing Facility, is one of the longest runways in the world. Its 30-year property agreement with NASA means that the facility has seen some brilliant machines rocket down the straightaway – and as of November 23rd, we can add ‘record-breaking electric speed demon’ to that portfolio.
The fast-as-bonkers bike that Voxman’s team registered to qualify for the ‘partially streamlined electric motorcycle under 300 kilograms’ speed record category was, according to RideApart, “done right…[according to] Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) regulations.”
The GPS-recorded results?
A can-clocking maximum instantaneous speed of 470.257 km/h (292.204 mph), averaging out at the end of the day to 455.737 km/h (283.182 mph).
“To qualify, a vehicle’s speed is measured from a flying start over a single kilometer, and in opposite directions,” explains the report.
“Those two runs must be taken within two hours of one another, then averaged to find the final total speed number across the two runs.”
Electrek tells us that the Voxman team’s bike was “three bikes in streamlined, partially streamlined, and standard form” – which now explains how the bike went on to win in multiple further categories, drumming up a total of 21 speed records, according to the original press release from Voxman’s website, ‘Venturi’.
“After these six days of attempts, the final record tally is as follows:”
2021 Electric Motorcycle Speed Records: Under 300 kg class
1 mile, flying start, partially streamlined
454 km/h (282 mph)
1 mile, flying start, non-streamlined
368 km/h (228 mph)
¼ mile, flying start, partially streamlined
293 km/h (182 mph)
¼ mile, flying start, non-streamlined
285 km/h (177 mph)
1 mile, standing start, partially streamlined
273 km/h (169 mph)
1 mile, standing start, non-streamlined
260 km/h (161 mph)
1 km, standing start, partially streamlined
223 km/h (138 mph)
1 km, standing start, non-streamlined
219 km/h (136 mph)
¼ mile, standing start, non-streamlined
156 km/h (96 mph)
¼ mile, standing start, partially streamlined
149 km/h (92 mph)
2021 Electric Motorcycle Speed Records: Over 300 kg class
“In less than a year, we have succeeded in lowering the motorcycle’s weight, while increasing its power and improving its stability,” celebrates Gildo Pastor, President of the Venturi Group.
“Following the records we set in November 2020 in the ‘over 300 kg’ class, these 21 new records are another magnificent reward for the Venturi Group, for Max Biaggi, and for our valued partners, Saft, Michelin, and Mercedes.”
“I am pleased to think that the experience gained from this project will contribute to improving ecomobility. I share these records with my country, Monaco, which does so much to promote sustainable development.”
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