Voxan, electric motorcycle
The electric motorcycle, Voxan, electric motorcycle
The electric motorcycle, Voxan, electric motorcycle

You might not have heard of Voxan, but the little French company has an electric motorcycle that will rival Brammo and Lightning Motorcycle.  Backed by Venturi, this could be the beginning of a new high-performance EV maker.

Venturi, The Original Roadster

Never heard of Venturi, the original Roadster?  The Monegasque Venturi electric sports car maker, owned by the real estate Pastor family,  bought the struggling French sports car maker Venturi in the nineties.  Venturi became an eclectic boutique for high performance and utility electric vehicles (EV) since.  The first EV, called the Fetish beat the iconic Tesla Motors Roadster by a few months and was technically similar.  Finally, the Volage updated the previous Fetish, and the company now also offers a few unique utility EVs.  Venturi is also backing a French electric motorcycle maker called Voxan.

The electric motorcycle, Voxan, electric motorcycle
The electric motorcycle, Voxan, electric motorcycle

Electric Motorcycles Are Red Hot

Powered by a permanent magnets and liquid cooled WATTMAN electric motor, the Voxan delivers a whooping 200 HP with an incredible 148 lb ft lb of instant torque at up to 10,500 rpm.   The electric motorcycle rides on 240 mm tires, and the 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) is achieved in 3.4 seconds.  If that wasn’t enough to make you drewl, the electric motor can push even further with a 0 to 160 kph (over 100 mph).  Range wise, the Voxan also offers plenty with its lithium-ion 12.8kWh battery pack, giving it a range of roughly 112 miles.

The charge is also up to the performance specs with 80% in less than 30 minutes, thanks to a “COMBO II” socket, the European quick charge standard.  What is striking is that this electric motorcycles recharges faster than cell phone.  It can also be plugged to a standard household socket, anywhere thanks to its integrated charger.  All of this sits on a modern aluminium “exoskeleton” chassis, which looks very sexy.

The electric motorcycle, Voxan, electric motorcycle
The electric motorcycle, Voxan, electric motorcycle

Design wise

This electric bike screams modern and sleek, yet doesn’t shock with its futuristic lines.

Specs:

  • Frame : structural battery packaging and self-supporting motor casing
  • Front suspension : 43 mm inverted fork
  • Rear suspension : dual swingarms, dual shock absorbers
  • Rims : carbon 18”
  • Tyres: Michelin Commander II
  • Front 130/70/18
  • Rear : 240/40/18
  • Front brakes : 4 discs (230mm diameter) – 4 piston calipers (Beringer 4D System)
  • Rear brakes : Disc (230mm diameter) – 2 piston caliper (Beringer)

 

Anyone interested in a shoot with the Brutus, Lightning and Brammo?  We know we are.

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Born and raised around classic cars, it wasn't until Nicolas drove an AC Proulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Eager to spread the news about those amazing full torque electric vehicles, he started writing about this amazing technology and its social impacts in 2007. Today, Nicolas covers renewable energy, test drives cars, does podcasts and films. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he made in those industries. His articles are also published on Teslrati, CleanTechnica, the Beverly Hills Car Club and Medium. "There are more solutions than obstacles." Nicolas Zart

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