Horex VR6 returns ahead of schedule

Horex V6 motorcycle

German motorcycle manufacturer Horex went bankrupt in December 2014, but has now confirmed it will return with a new motorbike at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 15.

In July, the company released these sketches of the VR6, presumably with a lot of carbon fibre from its new owners German composite company 3C Carbon Group.Horex V6 motorcycle

The plan was to unveil the bike at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November, but they have now released photos of the bike near production before its unveiling ahead of schedule in Frankfurt.

Horex VR6
Horex VR6

The last bike they produced before the company went bankrupt was the Horex VR6 Classic and they have now announced owners of the bike can order spare part kits.

The new VR6 uses the same 1215cc six-cylinder engine producing 119kW but gets a new exhaust and manifold system, spoked wheels, headlight and tail design.

Horex VR6
Horex VR6

Horex was founded in 1920 by the Rex glassware company and gets its name from a combination of Homburg where it is located and its manufacturing origins.

They developed mostly single-cylinder Columbus engines from 250cc to 600cc in the early days, followed by parallel-twin models in the ’30s.

Production was interrupted by World War II and resumed in 1948 with the 350cc single-cylinder SB 35 Regina, followed by more parallel twins.

Daimler-Benz took over in 1960 and motorcycle production was terminated until 2010 when it was revived with a bike powered by a narrow-angle, six-cylinder supercharged engine.

2 Comments

  1. I hope they succeed because I love that engine design. They call it a V6 but it could also be described as a straight six with staggered cylinders. The result is a six that is no wider or longer than a straight four. And six cylinder bikes are beautiful to ride. The last Horex was a very bland bike with a great engine. Maybe this time they will put that engine in an exciting package.

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