Thursday, October 04, 2007

2008 Voxan GTV 1200, Voxan Super Naked XV

A 1200cc French-built sports-tourer? The Voxan GTV1200 is your bike!

If the Kawasaki 1400GTR is radical for you and the Honda CBR1100XX is a bit too old, French motorcycle manufacturer Voxan might have just the bike for you – the 2008 GTV1200. Powered by an 1166cc, 106bhp engine, the 179kg GTV sports-tourer features belt-drive, USD front forks, brakes with radial-mount calipers (ABS is optional) and Givi luggage bags. If you like the bike, keep your fingers crossed – the GTV may go into production by mid-2008!

The Voxan Super Naked XV. Designed by the same man who did the Aprilia Moto 6.5, one of the worst looking bikes on the planet...

For those who find the GTV1200 too restrained, but who still want a French motorcycle anyway, Philippe Starck has designed the Voxan Super Naked XV, which is supposed to be ‘aggressive and radical looking.’ Well, at least it looks better than the Aprilia Moto 6.5 which Starck had designed back in 2001, and which we think is one of the worst looking motorcycles ever made anywhere.

If you still want one, you may be able to order your bike online. Next year. Maybe

But coming back to the Super Naked XV, it uses a hopped-up version of the GTV’s 1166cc engine, which makes a claimed 140bhp here! The XV may be built in limited numbers and if that does happen, you’ll be able to place your order online. (We don’t know if that would be from the Voxan website or from Starck’s own website, so you’d best keep track of both…)

Also see:
The totally HOT 2008 Triumph Speed Triple!
MV Agusta Brutale: The Bestiale project...
The amazing 2008 BMW HP2 Sport!
First pics: 2008 KTM 690 sportsbike range...
New and improved! 2008 Suzuki GSX-R750 and GSX-R600
Oil rig: The Neander Turbodiesel
2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R: Extreme performance, ugly styling...
2007 MotoGP race reports and hi-res wallpaper!
bikes and babes on Flick

External links:
More Voxan bikes here, here and here
The deadliest bike you'll ever see!

MCN's shootout video: Aprilia Shiver SL750 vs Suzuki SV650 vs Triumph Street Triple 675 vs BMW F800. (And here's a riding impression of the Shiver 750.)


Anonymous said...

179 kilos for a 1,200cc tourer? Surely rhis has to be a misprint!

Anonymous said...

the super naked xv is rubbish but I quite like the GTV1200. it's the kind of bike which the 40+ crowd can ride without being shamed with racer-rep graphics and wrist-breaking riding positions. vive la france! :-)

Jimmy-X said...

like the gtv1200. i guess once i'm done with the zzr1400 and the hayabusa, the gtv is the kind of bike i'll move on to. the naked xv is just crap though. anyone who designed the moto 6.5 must be incapable of designing bikes anyway so why did voxan let him play around with their bike?!

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