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Capacity : 850
Model : Voyager
Production : 1989 -
Category : (R) Scooter


850 Voyager - 1990

The dream of a car on two wheels

The dream of a two-wheeler that combines the compactness of a motorcycle with the comfort and weather protection of an automobile is as old as the century. The idea seems logical, nevertheless every attempt to produce such a machine has always ended in tears, usually because the limited resources of their creators have hampered the production of a fully-developed machine. That was certainly true of the British-built Voyager, the most recent attempt.

A Cocktail of Motorbike and Automobile

Royce Creasey, the designer of the Voyager, chose the engine of the curious little Reliant three-wheeler – born of the British vehicle taxation system, which classed three-wheeled cars under 8 cwt as motorcycles – linked to a Moto Guzzi gearbox and transmission. The assembly was mounted in a tubular chassis carrying a polyester bodyshell incorporating a large trunk. The rider's seatback was taken from a Volvo automobile and could be moved backwards to accommodate a passenger (who then acted as the rider's seatback).

Neither Fish nor Fowl

Economical, offering fairly good weather protection, a comfortable riding position and ample luggage capacity, the Voyager nevertheless lacked the true advantages of an automobile. Nor did it offer the benefits of a motorcycle. It was relatively heavy, cumbersome and had a lackluster power unit. Nevertheless, this bold initiative – which disappeared in 1991 – may point the way to the vehicle of a future beset by the continual increase in traffic.


Engine: 848cc water-cooled four-cylinder four-stroke

Power Rating: 60 hp @ 7000 rpm

Valves: overhead

Fuel System: carburetor

Transmission: 5-speed, Moto Guzzi shaft final drive

Suspension: triangulated swinging links with hub-center steering (front); swing arm (rear)

Brakes: twin discs (front); disc (rear)

Wheels: 16 inch (front & rear)

Weight: 474 lb

With its "feet first" riding position, the British-built Voyager was one of the most recent attempts to combine the advantages of car and motorcycle.

Le fichier Moto Passion réalisé par François-Marie Dumas réunit près de deux mille photos accompagnées d'un historique très complet des machines présentées.
Il sera progressivement mis à jour ici et toute information complémentaire est la bienvenue sur info@moto-collection.org.

Cette documentation unique, qui constitue sans doute l'encyclopédie la plus exhaustive jamais écrite sur l'histoire de la moto, a été réalisée avec l'assistance de nombreux spécialistes dont principalement Didier Ganneau, Christophe Gaime, Mick Woollett, Jean Goyard, Bernard Salvat, Christian Rey, Yves Campion, Helmut Krackowizer, Michael Dregni, Michel Montange, etc. que je remercie ici.

Disponible sur demande :
- Les fiches originales sur papier
- Les photos et archives signées de mon nom en haute définition ou les documents originaux.
Me contacter sur info@moto-collection.org pour les conditions et droits d'utilisation.