Voxan is the French motorcycle manufacturer launched by Jacques Gardette whose 1st prototype was shown in 1997 and the first production model released in 1999. The Voxan Roadster, Cafe Racer, Scrambler, Black Magic and Charade Racing (all using a 72-degree 996 cc V-Twin engine) had very little success, and although the company signed its 23rd dealer 2005, it struggled until it was liquidated in 2009. It is now a subsidiary of Monaco-based Venturi Automobiles producing high end e-automobiles, rebirthing the brand with the launch of the Wattman, stated to be the NEW most powerful (a couple has already made the same claim) electric motorcycle in the world…
Powered by a 200 hp (150kW) electric drive motor, Voxan claims it is not only the world’s most powerful e-motorcycle but also the first one to be built around an ‘Eco-Skeleton’ made up of its lithium-ion battery pack. There is no frame. The battery pack, charger, controller, and cooling system create the “frame” wrapped by a beautifully designed all polished aluminum body (designer Sacha Lakic)
The electric engine in the motorcycle produces 200 Nm of torque at up to 10,500 rpm. The Wattman is capable of reaching 98 mph in 5.9 seconds. the time it takes some performance vehicles to reach only 60 mph. The battery packs inside the electric motorcycle can be recharged in less than 30 minutes to 80% of its capacity using a simple socket that can be plugged into a standard outlet at home. The battery pack has 12.8 kWh of power and a range of 180km per charge.
The Wattman is a limited edition electric motorcycle to demonstrate Venturi’s considerable EV technical expertise. The Wattman and other electric motorcycles may find their way to North America, hinted President Gildo Pastor. Venturi destined to become the Tesla of motorcycles?