Horex VR6 are Back, Again…

German motorcycle manufacturer Horex have started producing two versions of their VR6 powered road bikes. Once a famous global brand, Horex started building bikes in 1923 and in the mid-1950s they were one of the global leaders with the 350 Regina model. But like so many once prestigious brands, they fell on hard times.

Horex VR6 are Back, Again...

After a previous failed comeback, the company are now owned by 3C Carbon, who took over in 2015. Thanks to investment, Horex are now building two redeveloped bikes, a heritage model called the Classic and a sportier Café Racer. Both use Horex’s VR6 engine,which has a very narrow 15-degree V angle, making it appear to be almost a square six, with a capacity of 1218cc and peak power of 163bhp.

Both bikes have fully self-supporting carbon subframes and the Café Racer also has a carbon trellis frame, which mounts directly to the engine. The Classic has a tubular steel frame. With Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes and a single sided swingarm, Both models are no-expense-spared designs, and are tailored to each rider via a variety of bar and pegs positions as well as colours and seat options.

Horex VR6 are Back, Again...

But this comes at a cost. The Horex VR6 Classic is 42,500 Euros while the Café Racer will cost 46,500. Horex are planning to build several hundred bikes a year, and started production on September 1.

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