Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Voxan VX10 Nefertiti: The road less travelled…
It comes from a small French motorcycle manufacturer, is named after a very old Egyptian queen and for a bit of extra fun, one of its assembly line workers strapped on an extra headlamp to make it look funkier. No, wait, the Voxan VX10 Nefertiti was actually designed with those twin stacked headlamps. Tellement à la mode!
Moving away from those headlamps, the rest of the VX10 is quite conventional – it’s fitted with Voxan’s 996cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected v-twin that produces 100bhp at 8,000rpm and 82Nm of torque at 4,500rpm. Six-speed gearbox, chain-drive, twin 320mm brake discs at the front, USD fork/monoshock suspension, an 18.6-litre fuel tank and 221kg wet weight are some of its other specs that you might be interested in.
Moto Mag recently had the opportunity to ride this bike, and here are some excerpts from what they hve to say about it: The VX10 Nefertiti, which costs 12,500 euros (US$21,300), is pitched against bikes like the KTM 990 Super Duke, Moto Morini Corsaro and Triumph Speed Triple/Tiger 1050. The French bike certainly looks distinctive and boasts good ergonomics – the seat height is reasonable and the handlebar-seat-footpegs triangle should work for most people.
In the city, the Voxan VX10 impresses with its smooth fuel-injection and slick gearbox, though the turning circle could have been a bit tighter. However, the VX10 is better suited to open roads where you can use its full potential. Nothing much happens below 4,500 revs but the bike is fun to ride at higher speeds and the chassis feels quite stable.
Overall, the VX10 Nefertiti is a well finished machine that’s being offered at a competitive price. However, since Voxan’s future remains uncertain, people aren’t likely to whip out their chequebooks in a hurry for this bike.
Via Moto Mag, Pics Voxan Club France
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