Electric vehicles aren’t limited to the four-wheel type, but practically every mode of transportation imaginable, from the solar-powered electric airplane HB-SIA to the two-wheeled Voxan Wattman, the world’s most powerful electric motorcycle.
The specifications are impressive for this 772lb beast, equipped with 12.8kWh of lithium-ion battery, which can cruise over 100mi per charge and recharges to 80% in just half-an-hour. The electric motor boasts 200hp and 147lb•ft of torque, which can accelerate the Voxan Wattman from zero to 62mph in just 3.4s. Just for comparison, the 2014 Harley Davidson ElectraGlide Ultra Limited weighs in at nearly 1,000lb. The Harley’s 103in3 engine generates just 105lb•ft, but then, this is a cruiser, not a crotch rocket. Here’s the presentation (en français)…
The design is unlike other electric motorcycles, in the words of its designer, Sacha Lakic, “this aluminum exoskeleton, which contains the battery, is the motorcycle’s signature. You can tell from this design that it is an electric machine.” In spite of the Voxan Wattman’s impressive acceleration specifications, the ride is expected to be quite comfortable on its rear independent-parallelogram suspension. Don’t expect the world’s most powerful electric motorcycle to come cheap, though. Each Voxan Wattman is built to order, by hand. No pricing has been revealed but, chances are, if you can’t afford to take a test drive in Monaco, you can’t afford the bike. On the other hand, the Harley is just $26,000.
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