Custom Voxan By Genius Philippe Starck

Faithful reader Mike Greenwald just reminded me that I should not forget my roots and should talk a little bit about Voxan, the only French brand of tourism motorcycles. Yep, you don’t see a lot here, and in their native country they are limited by national law to a revolting 100 horsepower limit! But give one to designer Philippe Starck  and you get the result above, for me a very desirable bike.  And if you never heard of Philippe Stark (how could you not?), he is not a custom builder but one of the most famous and wanted designer in the world. He designed boats, toothbrushes, electronics, ash-trays, lamps, door handles, cutlery, candlesticks, kettles, knives, vases, clocks, scooters, motorcycles, desks, beds, taps, baths, toilets, countless hotels and restaurants all over the world and even pasta … in short, our whole life.  So, in this post I recommend first that you visit the gorgeous website of Phillippe Starck just to get an idea about what is design excellence and to admire his subversive vision of a better looking world. Second, go to Voxan Motorcycles to see their stable of nice 1000cc V-Twins and what you have been missing in America.


7 Responses to “Custom Voxan By Genius Philippe Starck”

  1. 1 Tim Hanlon Feb 23rd, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Hey man, where are the flames? Just kidding. It is art, clean and sophisticated.

  2. 2 burnout Feb 23rd, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    simple, clean and no doubt functional. nice lines, looks rideable to me. peace

  3. 3 J Feb 23rd, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    That’s sweet- nice Vincent flavor….

  4. 4 gustian Feb 24th, 2008 at 3:10 am

    Yeah, realy nice. As a Belgian, those bikes are quite popular over here. A few years ago, I rode my friend’s VOXAN café-racer on circuit and it was great fun. That time, I had a DUCATI 900 SL (monoposto), well known as a train on rails. I must admit that te VOXAN did as well.
    So, I wonder how this-one behaves on the grind…..

  5. 5 Victor Feb 24th, 2008 at 7:54 am

    In style and spirit of minimalism. Very disputably.


  6. 6 saorijohn Feb 24th, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Called Streetfighter style over here in Europe. Much better than the Aprilia 6.5 he did years ago. I’d love to see Zaha Hadid do a bike.

  7. 7 nogenius Sep 14th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    it’s absolutely not refined, it has a very shallow level of detail and doesn’t, in fact, look clean but clunky .The only thing that may be sofisticated on this bike is the engine.
    If you want to see sofisticated bikes take a look at Goldammer or Fred Krugger.
    What starck (who is much overstated by the way) does, is put a rough sketch to the paper, which then is translated into the prototype by the company

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