Probably you would have never heard of the French Motorcycle manufacturer Voxan- neither had we, until now and for a very good reason.
Voxan has unveiled their new electric motorcycle- the 2014 Voxan Wattman at the Salon de la Moto show in Paris. Before you shy your eyes away from the unusually styled contraption, do mind to have a glance at the figures. Eyeing the title of the world’s most powerful electric motorcycle, the 2014 Voxan Wattman Electric Motorcycle produces an enormous 200 bhp and equally staggering torque figures at 201 nm. The sprinting and top speed figures might not sound as impressive as the power numbers with the Wattman dismissing the 0-100 kph click in 3.4 seconds and 0-160 kph in 5.9 seconds with a top speed of 170 kph. But considering the weight of the motorcycle that tips the scales at a high 350 kgs- the performance figures do look striking.
The weight on the 2014 Voxan Wattman is heavily contributed by its 12.8 kWh lithium-ion battery which Voxam claims to have a range of 178 kms on a single charge. Also the Wattman comes equipped with a European quick charge Combo II socket which can charge the battery to 80% in a matter of 30 minutes.
The battery back and the motor are hugged in place by Wattman’s aluminum “exoskeleton” chassis. Suspending the heavy motorcycle are a set of 43mm upside-down forks at the front and a four-link double-swingarm system with two horizontally-aligned shocks at the rear. Stopping power is provided by Beringer manufactured four 230mm discs at the front with four-piston calipers and a 230mm single disc with two-piston caliper at the rear. The 2014 Voxan Wattman Electric Motorcycle rides on 18-inch carbon fiber wheels shod with Michelin Commander II tires sized at 130/70 at the front and 240/40 at the rear.
Though no pricing details have been revealed, Voxam would be manufacturing the Wattman on made to order basis. Looks like another collector’s item.