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Voxan debuts hulking electric motorcycle at Salon de la Moto

Voxan Motors debuted its massive Wattman battery-powered motorcycle at the Salon de la Moto in Paris. The 772-pound, 200-horsepower machine has a 12.8kWh battery. (Click to enlarge.)

(Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET)

PARIS — The usual suspects like Honda, Yamaha, and BMW were at the Salon de la Moto, but the motorcycle that really stood out was a massive all-electric machine called the Wattman from Voxan Motors.

The French company debuted the unusual machine here at the sprawling show dedicated to motorcycles, scooters, and off-road four-wheelers. Although bystanders gave it a lot of attention, don’t expect it to unseat any of the industry’s incumbent players: they’ll be built by hand, one at a time, for an “exclusive international clientele.”

For a full gallery of the machines at the show, check CNET’s photo gallery from the Salon de la Moto.

Salon de la Moto, Paris’ motorcycle show (pictures)

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