Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Voxan and Sidam part ways

Voxan - on the road to recovery?

According to a report on Motorevue, French motorcycle manufacturer Voxan has taken over the distribution of its motorcycles, terminating the agreement made with Sidam in 2006. According to Eric Terrace, the new president of Voxan, having entrusted the distribution of Voxan machines to Sidam in France and elsewhere in Europe just did not work.

Pierre Laurent-Chauvet, of Sidam, says the decision to part ways was made by mutual agreement. He also implied that Voxan did not have even a basic knowledge of motorcycle distribution. In any case, with only 54 Voxan bikes having been registered in France last year, something, somewhere, was going wrong, and this Voxan-Sidam divorce had already been anticipated by some.

On another note, Eric Terrace says he regrets that the GTV 1200 sports-tourer prototype was unveiled when the actual motorcycle was still in the development stages. ‘If I’m boss, I will not show a motorcycle unless I can deliver it the next day,’ he said.

Earlier mistakes notwithstanding, Voxan may finally be on the comeback trail. The company will now deal directly with its dealers in France and elsewhere in Europe, which could help clean up its operations. Also, after their IPO, and a fresh capital injection of 2.1 million euros in February this year, Voxan motorcycle just might be ready to go places…

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External links:
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