Video: Horex VR6 Gets Up and Running

06/22/2012 @ 11:30 am, by Jensen Beeler11 COMMENTS

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After seeing the production schedule of the Horex VR6 pushed back several times now (let’s not even mention the DOA-status of the supercharged version of the bike), it looks like the revival of the German brand is nearly ready for primetime, as Horex has released a video of the VR6 scooting about (sans its triple-pipe exhaust). The aptly named Horex VR6 features a 15° VR-shaped six-cylinder motor, which with its 1,218cc displacement produces a stout 161 bhp.

Built with classic roadster styling, Horex has been tight-lipped on the bike’s pricing, though we expect that it will be well north of $20,000 when it reaches American shores. While we’ve already heard the supercharged Horex testing on the company’s engine dyno, this is the first we’re heard from the naturally aspirated model. Check it out after the jump, and let us know if you think it was worth the wait.

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Source: Horex

Comment:

  1. Jonathan says:

    “Horex has been tight-lipped on the bike’s pricing, though we expect that it will be well north of $20,000 when it reaches American shores.”

    Expect to pay the equivalent of $17,617 for a 2012 Honda Fireblade here in the UK. And don’t even ask how much “proper” motorcycles cost in Brazil!

    The Horex? Interesting motor, but the whole package isn’t exactly inspiring. It’s so “German” that it could almost be one of those new Husqvarnas (and I’m saying this as someone with German heritage!). The Motus does the whole “two wheels and the biggest engine you could imagine” thing so much better imo.

  2. gildas says:

    Why the stupid stupid elevator music? I want to hear the bloody bike… Darn kids.

  3. MikeD says:

    @Gildas:

    +1 on the damn music so loud when you are trying to hear that sweet engine growl.
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    I still like, i still can’t afford it…sure as hell would love to own one.
    Im positive it would sound 1000x better with a FULL 6-1 system instead of that silly 6- 2 european shotgun arrangement…maybe even as good or better than a piped K1600GT or a CBX1000 with a 6-1 Megaphone system.

    I think this thing with ~160HP and such an “apparently” short wheel base must be a handfull to accelerate HARD both from 0 and rolling…i can’t see how the supercharged version will be any better…(blasphemy, i should eat my words, i know)….i guess im getting older ? lol.

    Really wishing they don’t turn out to be the German Version of Moto morini, MV Agusta or Benelli…(^_^).

    OFF Topic: What’s with some of the latest offers (this bike and the new Trophy for example) coming shod with Pirelli Angels ? I would take PR2 or 3 over those phony Angels any day.

  4. AndrewF says:

    I think it sounds great. And you know what? I think it is actually better without supercharger. 160bhp is already plenty enough, IMO there comes a point where more power just gets in the way,

  5. Sounds great, not much of a looker. I guess it is very heavy right?

  6. AndrewF says:

    Looks are a matter of opinion – I think it looks great because it is understated, simple and conventional in design. Not trying to be a stealth fighter, transformer or any other nonsense. it just looks like a motorcycle. I like that!
    As for weight, it is widely quoted at 240kg. Which is heavier than 1000cc bikes, but I think still quite reasonable in the grand scheme of things… Just compare it to the weight of that Triumph Trophy in the article above!

  7. Alex says:

    Anyone else notice the close up of the mudgaurd hitting the radiator at 0.54!? And at the end it looks like he stalled it but they sped it up for a second to try cover it up? Not sure but thats what it looks like.

  8. AndrewF says:

    They speeded up a couple of sections, also the bits where he gets off… so I wouldn’t read anything into it. But I also noticed that bit with the mudguard – if it didn’t hit the radiator, it sure came awfuly close!

  9. MikeD says:

    AndrewF says:

    Just compare it to the weight of that Triumph Trophy in the article above!

    I think it looks great because it is understated, simple and conventional in design.
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    LMAO. Hey, fat chics need love too… \(^_^)/

    +1 on the looks comment.

    Alex says:
    Anyone else notice the close up of the mudgaurd hitting the radiator at 0.54!?
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    Yup…that was/is pretty close for comfort…looking from that angle anyways.

    Mark Morrison says:
    I guess it is very heavy right?
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    Not really, by the specs sheet it seems but so was the 1982 GS1100G i used to ride ( 550lbs +, 89HP, “FIRST BIKE too !” ) but once she was moving it’s mass magicaly dissapeared. If they have done their homework on this one im sure it will be the same sensation.

    I guess i depends on the persons size and fitness ? Im only 180lbs 6′-2″, I have never stepped inside a gym in my life and it never gave me trouble to ride it and put it on the center stand (although there’s a technique to it, lol).

  10. JoeD says:

    Would I ride one? YES. It looks almost Retro with the rear fender/seat/tank layout and the engine exhaust headers will get attention. “What, a six cylinder no wider than a four ??!!” I am currently accepting donations.

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