Horex VR6 Roadster to Begin Production

02/14/2012 @ 11:48 am, by Jensen Beeler13 COMMENTS

In the past when a new motorcycle entry has come to market, we are bombarded with a bevy of media releases about the company’s two-wheeled offering. Usually this also means that Twitter gets lit up like a Roman candle, and Facebook turns into a digital burlesque show where each piece of the bike is slowly revealed and teased in front of us. Such is not the case with Horex however, as the revived German motorcycle brand is being very…well, German about its VR6 roadster.

Set to being production on the non-supercharged Horex VR6 in the coming weeks, the jewel of the German company, its six-cylinder narrow-angled VR motor, will be built in Augsburg, Germany. Initially making only a few bikes a day, Horex’s assembly line will feature the “one man, one bike” approach, where a single-worker will work on the same motorcycle throughout the company’s four-stage build process (read: more Ferdinand Porsche, less Henry Ford). Each bike built by Horex is made to order, though we are not sure how any pre-orders have been made with the company, let alone what the price tag could look like.

With the official performance figures of the new 1,218cc six-cylinder street bike showing 161hp on tap and 100 lbs•ft of peak torque, the base model Horex VR6 should have plenty of pep, even without its originally planned supercharger. Making its peak power at 9,000 rpm, the Horex VR6 also makes most of its torque extremely low in the rev range, and with 66 lbs•ft of torque at 2,000 rpm, the German roadster reaches 74 lbs•ft of torque at 3,500rpm, which fits well with the company’s hope of making the VR6 easy to ride on city streets.

Source: Horex

  • marty

    Not the prettiest name for a Motorcycle company…

  • Chris

    I wish them well. Hopefully, they will be able to keep the price reasonable. Curious if they plan to build any other models besides the roadster. I think a tourer with that motor would be awesome. Provided it’s not a gas hog.

  • Keith

    all those cyl, all those cc’s and it doesn’t present it’s self any bigger than a I4, sweet. Lots of torque, something that’s more important on the street than pure Hp. What’s not to like? sheesh, let me do a joe 12pk review…I’ll bring it back with a full tank of fuel and no scratches. honest.

  • fazer6


    New motorcycle, Old Brand–google helps…

  • AndrewF

    I’m losing track of how many times I’ve read somewhere that Horex began production, but I do remember the last time was in November last year. Horex sure make lots of announcements, the only thing that is missing is the actual motorcycles.

  • MikeD

    Build on a basis of special order…wich translates as me seeing one at the local Bike Hangout=ZERO.

    @Chris: If by reasonable u mean German Prices…sure they will, for a rough idea just look at BMW’s MSRPs, then add some more. LOL.
    This bike is not meant to be for ma$$ comsuption so i guess “is alright”…(o_O).
    As for more versions…how about the finally get all their ducks on a row and push the roadster already out the door before trying anything else ?

    @Marty: LOL, I get u…first time i saw that name anything but a motorcycle came to mind first.

    @Andew: Isn’t this the way with pretty much each and every OEM now a days all this LAG and B.S before anything comes to fruition ?

  • cds

    Ducati, pay attention – you see what happens when Mercedes takes over a motorcycle company?
    (Look it up)

  • stempere
  • irksome

    @Marty: It’s worse for dyslexics.

  • Jake Fox

    Where does one take it for service/maintenance?

  • MikeD

    @Jake Fox: U don’t, u tuff it , figure it out on the back porch…like all of us, LOL.
    Seriously now…good question…i guess they’ll have to set up some kind of fragile dealer network ?

  • eric

    one man one bike per day ? wow talk about quality control sheeesh get some help dudes

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