2007 Voxan 996cc Street Scrambler
Registration no. YX07 EZF
Frame no. VN4SS080271000273
Engine no. V2A082170273
Vincent, Hesketh, Buell and Voxan have one thing in common: all built highly desirable, limited edition, v-twin sports motorcycles and all ended up out of business. Voxan was founded in Issoire, France in 1995 by Jacques Gardette, whose ambition was to create a high-profile French motorcycle company, perhaps inspired by what John Bloor had achieved with the revitalised Triumph in the UK. The Voxan's unique, 72-degree, 8-valve, water-cooled, 996cc v-twin engine was built by Sodemo Moteurs, one of French motor sport's most prominent tuning companies. Its chassis was the work of well known designer Alain Chevallier whose Yamaha-engined machines had won several Grands Prix during the 1970s and 1980s, so all the right ingredients were in the mix. Sadly, the Voxan's magnificent engine was hamstrung by France's absurd 100bhp limit for motorcycles, but it certainly looked the part. Voxan's first prototype was shown in 1997, with production proper commencing in 1999, by which time French aerospace company Dassault Aviation had stepped in to provide the necessary funding. The first, limited edition Classic roadster was followed by Café Racer and Street Scrambler models before the company, already in financial difficulty, was sold to new owners in June 2002. Production restarted the following year but in December 2009 Voxan was forced into liquidation again and acquired by Monaco-based Venturi Automobiles, which sees the company's future as a producer of electric motorcycles. Venturi's press release made it clear that there would be no more v-twin Voxans, referring to them as 'collectors' pieces'. This Voxan Street Scrambler was acquired by the vendor's deceased partner at date unknown. It was purchased as a 'Category D' (damaged/repairable) insurance write-off and is recorded as such by the DVLA. The nearside side panel is missing and the offside lever blade has a broken end. Nothing is known about the mechanical condition of the machine, which will require re-commissioning and the usual safety checks before submission for the MoT test. Offered with Swansea V5C document.