Max Biaggi had sworn to not race anymore, but this doesn't mean he has to give up on speed. In fact, the Corsair wants to try to beat the maximum speed record for electric motorcycles under 300 kg. And this he'll do on the Voxan Wattman (below) in Bolivia in the summer of 2020. The stated target is to reach 330 km/h, since the previous record reached in 2013 by Jim Hoogerhyde was is 327.608 km/h.
After all, Max is not new to certain attempts. In 1994, in Nardò, he succeeded in establishing 5 world records with one of the first electric motorcycles, the Violent-Violet designed by Engineer Fabio Fazi. The maximum speed reached was 168 km/h. This shows how technology has evolved in recent years.
"I've always loved a challenge," Biaggi commented. "When my friend Gildo PASTOR came to me with his plan for the world land speed record and the VOXAN WATTMAN, I was obviously going to say yes. Gildo is both an expert and a pioneer in the field of electric mobility. Under his impetus, VENTURI Automobiles has set a number of records and marked a host of world firsts. I’m proud that I will be taking this new step in my career under the colours of VOXAN and VENTURI, with whom I’ve already started working. The engineers and designers from the R&D department are driven by an extremely motivated sense of determination. Breaking through the 330 km/h mark together with this ‘Made in Monaco’ bike will be even more proof of the group’s expertise in this field.”