Max Biaggi smashes electric motorcycle land speed record

Max Biaggi and Voxan Wattman have beaten the current electric motorcycle speed record by recording 228.05mph on an airfield in France

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MAX BIAGGI has etched his name once more into the record books after the Italian powered his way to an electric speed record with Voxan Wattman.

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The events took place on the 30th, 31st of October and the 1st of November at Châteauroux airfield in France. In total, Biaggi and the team have scooped a total of eleven world speed records, posting an outright top speed of 254mph in the process!

After a day of setting up the bike, Biaggi managed to achieve the “partially streamlined electric motorcycle over 300 kilos” record with a speed of 228.05mph, beating the previous record by 24.05mph.

Speaking of the records, Biaggi said:

“When Gildo Pastor, the President of the Venturi Group, approached me about this project, I was curious, very motivated, and at the same time a little uncertain. Having said that, right after our first meeting, I quickly realised that, like Gildo, his teams were driven by an incredible belief and determination. They told me “we came close to 600 km/h (373 mph) on four wheels, and now we want to flirt with 400 km/h (249 mph) on two wheels, nothing’s going to stop us!” These records make me a happy man! I’m proud of the team and delighted to bring these titles back to Monaco!”

The power behind the records came from a fairly unusual source, in the form of the electric motors and control systems from the AMG Mercedes Formula E car’s powertrain.

Max Biaggi and Voxan Wattman records:

  • – ¼ mile, flying start, partially streamlined:           394.45 km/h (245.10 mph) – no previous record
  • – ¼ mile, flying start, non-streamlined:                 357.19 km/h (221.95 mph) – no previous record
  • – 1 km, flying start, partially streamlined:              386.35 km/h (240.07 mph – previous record: 329.31 km/h (204.62 mph)
  • – ¼ mile, standing start, non-streamlined:            126.20 km/h (78.42 mph) – no previous record
  • – ¼ mile, standing start, partially streamlined:      127.30 km/h (79.10 mph) – previous record: 87.16 km/h (54.16 mph)
  • – 1 km, standing start, non-streamlined:               185.56 km/h (115.30 mph) – no previous record
  • – 1 km, standing start, partially streamlined:         191.84 km/h (119.20 mph) – previous record: 122.48 km/h (76.11 mph)
  • – 1 mile, standing start, non-streamlined:             222.82 km/h (138.45 mph) – no previous record
  • – 1 mile, standing start, partially streamlined:       225.01 km/h (139.81 mph) – no previous record