PARIS, December 2, 2013, PRNewswire/- WATTMAN, unveiled as a world premiere at the Paris Motorcycle Show, positions revived French brand VOXAN at the cutting edge of 100% electric propulsion.
A NEW FRENCH REVOLUTION
VOXAN has today achieved a major revolution in French motorcycle history with the presentation of an ultra-powerful and upscale machine, radically innovative in its technology and its architecture: WATTMAN.
Symbolic of VOXAN’s revival, the WATTMAN illustrates the new techniques and stylistic direction of the brand, with avant-garde technologies in the field of electric mobility and a design that anticipates the shape of bikes to come.
AN ELECTRIC SHOCK OF 200 HP
With 200 HP and an instantaneous torque of 200Nm up to 10,500 rpm, WATTMAN is now the world’s most powerful electric motorcycle.
Synonymous with new sensations, WATTMAN offers driving pleasure in its purest form, capable of both lightning acceleration (0-160km/h in 5.9 seconds) and flexibility, thanks to its belt drive electric motor.
VOXAN inaugurates a new motorcycle architecture built around a motor-battery pack carrier set. The frame is replaced by an ultra-rigid exoskeleton, integrating all the components of the powertrain. This results in a very pure motorcycle without a visible technical feature. To Sacha LAKIC, its designer: “this aluminium exoskeleton which contains the battery is the motorcycle’s signature. You can tell from this design that it is an electric machine.”
RECHARGED IN LESS THAN 30 MN
WATTMAN features an exceptional charging time of 80% in less than 30 minutes thanks to a “COMBO II” socket, the European quick charge standard. It can also be plugged to a standard household socket, thanks to its integrated charger.
Its ultra-compact 12.8kWh battery ensures 180 km of range.
Primarily intended for an exclusive international clientele seeking innovation, WATTMAN will be produced unit-by-unit, upon order, and hand-assembled in France, at the Solesmes (Sarthe) Electric Vehicle Manufacture.
Since its inception in 1995, the company VOXAN has embodied the renewal of the French motorcycle. It was taken over in 2010 by Gildo PALLANCA PASTOR, with the objective of positioning it at the forefront of technologies developed to support sustainable mobility – a choice identical to the one which led him to take over the French brand VENTURI in 2000 to make it a world leader in the field of electric propulsion.
For Gildo PALLANCA PASTOR, “the revival of VOXAN is part of a technological challenge, to focus our best technologies developed with Venturi Automobiles on a motorcycle. This is an outstanding product which is being launched today, a real pride for our team. WATTMAN will push VOXAN on a new path – the one of the future.”
Thierry Apparu / Isabelle Barrès
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