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Horex V6 motorcycle set for production


February 11, 2012

A V6 Horex engine sits in the frame, waiting for production to begin.

A V6 Horex engine sits in the frame, waiting for production to begin.

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One of the sensations of recent times in motorcycling circles was the first showing of the VR6 Horex Roadster, with its extraordinary 200 bhp, narrow-angle, V6 supercharged engine. The name Horex is well known in Germany for its motorcycles, and the resurrection of the name is now almost complete with series production set to begin.

The new Horex VR6 Roadster factory will only build pre-ordered machines, with the engines built by Weber in Markdorf and the build performed on four sequential workstations in Augsburg. Each workstation is equipped with a PC so that the build of each machine can be documented. One mechanic builds a complete bike from start to finish, even performing the final dynamometer test.

The factory will only build pre-ordered bikes, so every bike built will be built to the specifications of its owner.

Initial low-volume production is expected to begin in the next few weeks with the price beginning in the EUR20,000 vicinity and climbing with the degree of customization required. Initially, you'll need to go to Germany, Austria or Switzerland to get your hands on one, but expansion is planned beginning next year into France, the Benelux countries and Italy.

Source: Horex


I think that is way cool. It would be neat to see such a small V6 in some of the current very compact cars. :)

11th February, 2012 @ 04:57 pm PST

Cool motor concept. I wonder if the same thing idea would work to make a compact four cylinder. They seem to always be trying to make them skinnier on sports bikes.

12th February, 2012 @ 04:06 pm PST

Wow! A work of art. I especially like the BROWN leather seat. I wonder if the Brown leather is the hard type of leather like that used for a horse saddle? Wouldn't it be cool to have that as an option?

12th February, 2012 @ 07:45 pm PST

Beautiful. Will look forward to a article on actually riding one and the specs. Hopefully such technology will trickle down to models affordable to most of us. This kind of work keeps pressure on the big guys to think outside the box.

13th February, 2012 @ 11:28 am PST
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