Voxan is quite a new company on the motorcycle industry, being founded in 1995
and headquartered in Issoire, France. What's interesting is that the French
motorcycle company worked in collaboration with numerous famous names,
including here Alain Chevallier or Sodemo, another French firm which was
mostly focused on the engines installed on the Voxan bikes.
And because we're talking about the Voxan engines, it's important to note
that all the motorcycles manufactured by the company were equipped with the
same engine, namely a V-Twin with 72 degrees angle and a displacement of
996cc. Moreover, the design of the engine is the same for all motorcycles,
being provided by Alain Chevallier, one of the first partners of the
The first Voxan prototype was released in 1997, two years after the company
was officially founded. However, the first motorcycle manufactured by Voxan
came two years later, in 1999, when the French manufacturer rolled out 50
Roadster models. In 2000, the company brought out one more bike, namely the
Cafe Racer, being followed by Scrambler one year later.
At this time, the company only owns 8 models of motorcycles, including the
Roadster Limited, the Cafe Racer, the Scrambler, the Black Magic, the
Charade and the Black Classic. However, Voxan works on several new models
expected in the next few years, such as the GTV 1200 and the Starck Super
The Charade Racing 2006 is one of the Voxan motorcycles equipped with a 4
valves per cylinder engine which could produce 106 horsepower at 8000rpm.
Moreover, it comes with electronic fuel injection and with an electronic
starting system that could make it more attractive for consumers interested
in a a sport bike.
Getting back to the company's history, Voxan encountered several problems
when trying to compete with the other major companies, no matter if we're
talking about Italian or Japanese manufacturers. In 2002, Voxan was bought
by the Société de Développement et de Participation in order to bring new
funds and workforce to the company. After one year since the acquisition was
completed, Voxan launched the Street Scrambler, the first motorcycle
produced after the mentioned transaction.