France's Voxan, after surviving several visits to the Last Chance Saloon, has now definitively fallen on its sword after teetering on the verge of liquidation for many months. The Issoire-based company was founded in 1995 by medical appliance tycoon Jacques Gardette. The marque initially produced a range of 996cc, eight-valve, 72-degree V-twins using a modular chassis created by ex-Grand Prix designer Alain Chevallier. A national-istic desire to keep the bikes as French as possible worked against them, however, due to the failure of local suppliers to deliver key components on time and/or of the necessary quality. The bikes attracted many orders, but Voxan was unable to deliver enough bikes to generate much-needed income.