We were excited when it was announced that Horex, a revisited German brand, was getting a second chance at life and again making motorcycles. The team announced a new street-standard with a VR6 engine — even more interesting was that one of the models was to be supercharged and deliever 200hp.
As time has worn on though, we have become less interested. While the finished Horex VR6 is a beautiful bike, you would be hard-pressed to understand its €24,500 price tag. Disappointingly too, the supercharger model never materialized.
There doesn’t seem to be much of a follow-up for the German brand either, and after debuting the “Classic” model in August of last year, today we get out third flavor of the Horex VR6: the oddly named Horex VR6 Café Racer 33 Limited.
As the name implies, this is a café racer variant of the Horex VR6, which has been worked on by parts manufacturer LSL Motorradtechnik. Only 33 examples of this machine will be built, and with a price tag of €33,333 — and that is exactly how many models we would expect Horex to sell at that price.
Changes to the Horex VR6 Café Racer 33 Limited include a revised seat (with solo-seat cowling), a smaller front mudguard, clip-on handlebars, a single round headlight, 10mm taller rearsets, Öhlins suspension front and back (FRGT forks & TTX36 shock), and Brembo brakes.
If you think those upgrades constitute an $8,833 price upgrade, we suggest you contact Horex for your motorcycle.