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Horex V6 motorcycle set for production

Horex V6 motorcycle set for pr...
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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A V6 Horex engine sits in the frame, waiting for production to begin.
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A V6 Horex engine sits in the frame, waiting for production to begin.
Inside the Horex factory
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Inside the Horex factory
The unique piston lay-out of the V6
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The unique piston lay-out of the V6
The VR6 debuted at Intermot in 2010
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The VR6 debuted at Intermot in 2010
A look inside a VR6 engine cutaway
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A look inside a VR6 engine cutaway
A piston from the VR6 Horex V6
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A piston from the VR6 Horex V6
The bike itself - so technologically advanced that it took the shine off BMW's six cylinder announcement which was made on the same day
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The bike itself - so technologically advanced that it took the shine off BMW's six cylinder announcement which was made on the same day
The VR6 Horex during the design phase
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The VR6 Horex during the design phase
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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

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4 comments
BigGoofyGuy
I think that is way cool. It would be neat to see such a small V6 in some of the current very compact cars. :)
Tommygun
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.
Nantha
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?
chidrbmt
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.