Sustainability nowadays is not only exclusive to the four wheels, but also shared with the two. What is known for scooters and scooters, while when it comes to motorcycles, although the examples are not lacking, the green factor is not yet so central. If the electric car has amply shown to be able to offer a high level of performance, the same applies to the two wheels which, like the four-wheeled EV cousins, are always on the hunt for records.

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This time the goal is pure performance. On the one hand it involves a highly-decorated Italian driver like Max Biaggi, on the other the French factory Venturi, already a protagonist in Formula E, who has acquired Voxan Motors for a few years. French motorcycle manufacturer, who under the aegis of Venturi focused on the creation of electric models. Since these are decidedly performing motorcycles, a data such as that of speed is essential to guarantee a certain sporting image.

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Preparations to face a somewhat singular challenge are at an advanced stage: beat the speed record reserved for electric motorcycles. This attempt should have taken place just this July. But, due to coronavirus, Max Biaggi and Venturi’s plans are only postponed to next year. The test should take place again on the Uyuni saltworks in Bolivia. Of course, a record exists already referring to a half-fairing electric motorcycle under 300 kg in weight, and fixed at an altitude of 327.608 km / h in Jim Hoogerhyde’s Lightning SB220, current category record holder. So Max’s goal is 330 km / h. The experience of the Roman pilot will be able to count on the technique made available by Venturi. Voxan Wattman, this is the name of the bike, equipped with a 317 kW (425 hp) electric motor, powered by a 16 kWh battery that weighs 140 kg.

July 6, 2020 (change July 6, 2020 | 5:32 pm)

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