Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Voxan Wattman unveiled at le Salon de la Moto

With 200bhp and 200Nm of torque, the battery-powered Voxan Wattman is not scared of any Hayabusa or ZX-14 Ninja....

We’d believed that French motorcycle manufacturer, Voxan, had gone bust and shut down. However, they are apparently still around and have unveiled an all-new electric motorcycle – the Wattman – at the le Salon de la Moto, which is currently underway in Paris.

With 200 horsepower and 200Nm of torque from its electric powerplant, the new Voxan Wattman can, according to claims made by its manufacturer, accelerate from zero to 160km/h in just 5.9 seconds. What’s even more amazing is that the bike’s 12.8kWh battery, which can be 80% charged in just 30 minutes, is able to provide a range of 180km with a full charge.

The Voxan Wattman’s chassis is as cutting-edge as its electric powerplant. No steel tube trellis-type or aluminium beam frame here. Instead, Voxan have gone with a very rigid exoskeleton, which integrates all the components of the powertrain, including the batteries and the electric motor.

Since its inception back in 1995, Voxan have seen a lot of ups and downs and was taken over by one Gildo Pallanca Pastor in 2010. Now, with this new electric bike in the pipeline, which looks like it may well be slated to go into limited production sometime soon, Voxan might just be back on track.

Video and more pics of the Voxan Wattman after the jump...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like a suitcase on wheels.

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