Former MotoGP racer Max Biaggi broke the speed record on an electric motorbike. The six-time world champion rides an electric motorcycle made by the Venturi Group with a speed of more than 283 MPH.
Former world champion Max Biaggi has set 21 world records with Voxan, the electric motorcycle manufacturer. Most impressive is the speed record for a semi-faired electric motorcycle weighing less than 300 kilograms (661 pounds).
Biaggi passed the measurement point on the John F. Kennedy Space Center runway in Florida at 283 MPH.
The French electric motor company has previously claimed the speed record. In November 2020 the motor can be accelerated to 227 MPH. Measurements were taken within two hours and, with a flying start of more than a kilometer in one direction and back again.
“In less than a year we managed to reduce the weight of the bike while increasing its performance and stability. After the record we set in November 2020 in the class of over 300 kilograms, this new record is another great honor for the Venturi Group, for Max Biaggi and for partners our valued members, Saft, Michelin and Mercedes. I am pleased that the experience gained from this project will help increase eco-mobility,” said Gildo Pastor, President of the Venturi Group.
The Voxan electric motor is very different from the motor in general. The shape is specially made to be driven at high speed. This bike offers rider protection from crosswind or side wind. Speed was also increased.
This bike has a long wheelbase. No front brake to prevent flashover. To reduce speed, the driver uses the rear brake and engine brake.
This motor is equipped with an electric drive with 441 horsepower and a maximum torque of 1,360 Nm. The total weight is 296 kg.
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