Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Voxan concept bikes by Enzyme: What might have been…

These Voxan concept bikes provide a glimpse at the kind of the machines the French company might have made in the near future, if it had the resources to go on...

French motorcycle manufacturer Voxan, which was established in the mid-1990s and which went into liquidation recently, did not make too many motorcycles during its 15-year existence. However, their eccentric, off-beat machines do seem have a loyal – if very small – base of fans in France and elsewhere in Europe.

Back in December last year, we wrote about the VX10 Nefertiti which was the last motorcycle that Voxan produced. However, we recently came across some concept bikes – the machines you see here – on the Enzyme (a design outfit based in Montreuil, France) website, which were supposedly designed at the behest of Voxan a few years ago. Built around Voxan’s existing chassis and 1,000cc V-twin engine, these bikes actually look quite interesting.

While there has been some talk of one or two companies trying to buy Voxan’s assets and resurrect the brand, we don’t really think it’s going to happen. Still, looking at these design studies, we wonder what may have been had Voxan been able to muster the resources to go on producing motorcycles…

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