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Voxan returns!

Author Ian Posted: 08 December 2013

motorcycle manufacturer Voxan has at the recent Paris Motorcycle with a stunning new machine the “Wattman”. As the name suggests, it is an bike said to be capable of and reaching 100kph in just 3.4 The bike is claimed to be the most electric two-wheeler in the world and has a of 180km on one charge of the 12.8kWh which is capable of returning to an 80% state in just half an when using a fast

The original company was founded in in 1995 by Jacques Gardette backing from the Dassault producing their first bike in 1997. The first machine called the Roadster in 1999 and a year later added a Café Racer and then the Scrambler model the year.

Despite appealing to the French as a home grown producer French products, it struggled the established opposition from the world. June 2002 saw the bought out and production of the Street model was released, which into 2004 when it was by the Black Magic version. All the used a 996cc 76-degree petrol motor.

Despite a large number of dealerships and selling reasonably well, in 2007, Voxan had an initial offering on Euronext with two considering takeover bids. In they produced the Charade motorcycle equipped with valves per cylinder, producing 106 at 8000rpm. Complete with fuel injection and electric it seemed to be what customers want from a sports

However, it failed to gain the needed and by the end of 2009, Voxan was into liquidation, and eventually a subsidiary of the Monaco-based Venturi company. All production ceased at the facility at Issoire and the engineering were relocated to Venturi’s from where an announcement was in 2010 about Voxan’s new corporate plan, involving the of an electric motorcycle by 2013.

As good as their word, the new 200Nm torque, 200 bhp equivalent has debuted. It is powered by the first electric motor with magnets and liquid cooling instant torque up to 10,500rpm. is transmitted to the Michelin shod rear wheel by a toothed

The motor and all the ancillaries including the is contained within an aluminum chassis which has a new type of –shaped four-link (two oscillating arms) suspension which creates an extension of the pack at the rear.

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At the front are conventional 43mm forks and the whole machine along on 18” inch shod with the aforementioned (French) tyres. Braking is care of by another French Beringer thanks to their 4D at the front which uses 230mm discs while a item checks the rear progress.

The long machine is two metres (2,350mm) and is 815mm while the wheelbase is 1705mm. can take place at any domestic thanks to the COMBOII socket and the are quick to point out that the will get its 80% charge quicker a mobile phone!

It has been designed by Luxembourg Sacha Lakic who in the past has for Yamaha and their subsidiary as well as Piaggio and Bimota, and he on the original Voxan as well as the Magic’ version.

But just in you have got your cheque at the ready, the new Voxan won’t be for two more years. No prices been even hinted at as model will be built to – so it is unlikely to be cheap!

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