Max Biaggi Shatters EV Motorcycle Speed Record With 283 MPH Run

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Max Biaggi Shatters EV Motorcycle Speed Record With 283 MPH Run

Last week, legendary MotoGP rider Max Biaggi hopped on a modified Venturi Voxan Wattman electric motorcycle and took a top-secret ride down a decommissioned NASA runway in Florida—the same one where the Space Shuttle used to land. In the process, he broke 18 land-speed records for electric motorcycles, including top speed, averaging 283 mph over two runs, one in each direction. With that, Biaggi broke his own electric motorcycle speed record, set just last year, when he took a previous version of the Wattman to 253 mph.

“I saw that it started to be realistic, what Voxan was saying—that they could build the bike better to break the record,” Biaggi told Road & Track in a one-on-one interview at the Classic Car Club Manhattan, where the electric motorcycle maker hosted a party to announce the new top-speed record. “After that, it was all processed by testing and R&D until we could achieve the results.”

For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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