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Venturi Continues Work on Motorcycle Speed Record Attempt

Development work continues on Venturi-Voxan’s motorcycle land speed record attempt…

Photo: Charly Gallo

Venturi is continuing development of its Voxan Wattman electric motorcycle ahead of Max Biaggi’s speed record attempt next year, announced in April.

Biaggi will attempt to exceed 330 km/h (205 mph) in Bolivia in August 2020, using the all-electric Voxan Wattman, with work continuing at Venturi’s Monaco headquarters.

With assembly planned for early next year, in recent weeks the Venturi-Voxan engineering team has been focussing on the aerodynamics of the new Voxan Wattman.

Adjusting Max Biaggi’s position on the ergonomic model and taking his measurements and 3D scans are crucial steps in developing this one-of-a-kind motorcycle.

During the work sessions, Max Biaggi provided valuable feedback to Venturi-Voxan’s design engineers.

Using this new data and working closely with the bike’s designer Sacha Lakic, they can now make adjustments to the model, design a 3D mock-up of the bike to exact technical specifications and identify the best and most reliable technical solutions that comply with FIM regulations.

“I’m pleased to see the project progressing so well and so fast,” commented Venturi Group president Gildo Pastor. “I have full confidence in my team of engineers as they tackle the challenge I set them.

“They’re used to developing innovative vehicles and are leveraging the experience they gained designing powertrains for our Formula E race cars.

“I’m proud of their hard work and dedication and I know that they are just as committed as I am to making this project happen.

“Roll on 2020, when I hope to watch my friend Max Biaggi beat the world land speed record on the Voxan Wattman.

“We’re dreaming big for 2020, which also happens to be Venturi’s 20th anniversary as a specialized producer of high-performance electric vehicles.”

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