Horex brand resurrected in Germany

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Horex VR6 Concept

Horex brand resurrected in

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jun. 15,

The German motorcycle brand has been revived, 50 years it last produced a motorcycle.

The new was unveiled at an event June 15 in Germany, after weeks of and teasers were released by a calling itself “Das Motorrad” (German for “The New The original Horex was founded in by glassware company Rex and operated 1960 after the company was by Daimler-Benz.

“Does the world another motorcycle brand? not,” says Clemens chief executive officer of GmbH. “But riding a is more than a form of on two wheels. It’s raw emotion with a passion for technology and that’s new and exciting! I’m a bike and I haven’t seen anything this on the market in years.”

Over the last few weeks, the has been promising an engine on one currently found nowhere in the world. “ Today, Horex that new powerplant: a 1218cc overhead camshaft supercharged VR6

The VR6 engine configuration was originally by another German company, with six cylinders arranged in two of three. Unlike a traditional V6 the rows are offset to allow for a angle instead of the V6’s 45 or 60 degree angle.

Horex’s engine was developed the help of the engineers from the of Munich and has been in the works 2005. Volkswagen provided consultation but the engine was developed the ground up. The 15 degree Horex VR6 is 429 mm (16.9 inches) wide at the head cover, making it a bit than a conventional inline-four, but the cylinders are offset, it is slightly

Each cylinder head has two valves and a single exhaust all operated by three parallel

“We started out with simulations and test engines to establish the parameters for cylinder angle, of offset, porting and other says Dr. Martin Doll, of the Institute of Internal Combustion and Vehicle Drivelines at the University of “It soon became obvious we would have to design type of a motorcycle engine from scratch to get an optimum in terms of power efficiency and Consequently, only the basic of the new Horex engine is comparable the well known automotive developed by Volkswagen.”

Horex VR6 Concept

A direct drive radial located behind the cylinder takes in air through an air box centrally above the engine. According to the engine outputs from to 200hp at 8500rpm with peaking at nearly 110 ft-lb.

The VR6 is key to the design of Horex’s first The aluminum bridge frame the engine, drawing attention to the plant. Six exhaust headers from the engine leading to silencers.

“The overall concept transforms our vision of the new brand into a personal says Neese. “We clearly the main character – the VR6 engine – and it with self-assured lines and details. We are introducing a sensual, motorcycle to the market. This perfectly conveys my idea of the and sustainability of our new Horex.”

The VR6 engine will be paired a six-speed transmission with a drive transferring power to the wheel.

The Horex motorcycle use an upside-down fork with 50 mm and 130 mm of spring travel. At the rear is a swingarm with damping by a central spring strut a compact bell crank.

The new will come standard ABS. The double-disc front are fitted with radial calipers while the single-disc uses a two-piston caliper

Horex VR6 Concept
Horex VR6 Concept
Horex VR6 Concept

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