The Horex VR6 Roadster Is Finally Headed to Dealers

11/16/2012 @ 9:57 am, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

All things considered, it hasn’t taken Horex that long to come to market with its first machine, the Horex VR6 Roadster. Not the supercharged street-standard that we first saw (there’s been no update when that variant will be available), but still a plucky 161hp motorcycle that should attract the discerning buyer.

Featuring a 1,218cc, 15°, VR6 motor, the Horex VR6 Roadster has had a number of delays in its production (here & here), not to mention the set-back with the supercharged model, but bringing a new model to market in less than three years is still quite a feat in this industry, so our hats are off to zie Germans.

Delivering its first demo machines to dealers, perhaps the strangest thing about this announcement is that we have still yet to hear of pricing on the new model. Despite that fact, the German company quotes having 25 dealers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, which is quite a few if you consider how small that territory is in size.

“Now that production of our Horex VR6 Roadster has begun at our factory in Augsburg and we’ve started supplying our dealers, you could say we’ve entered the home stretch,” said Klaus-Peter Schäfer, head of sales and marketing at Horex. “We’ve developed a new and technically innovative motorcycle equipped with a unique VR6 engine. It’s now ready for market, and we invite every Horex fan to take it out for a spin and discover the new roadster experience.”

“The next shipping dates from Augsburg for subsequent motorbikes are already confirmed,” added Schäfer. “This way, we’re ensuring that, one by one, each of our 35 Horex dealers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland will receive a demonstrator model.”

Source: Horex

  • Afletra

    They look fat and…good, maybe I’ll buy one :)

  • Such a great, unique bike with dull engine accents. Nice picture.

  • WetMan

    Looks better “in daylight” than I thought it would.

  • Patron

    I like it as much as I don’t. Can’t put a finger on why though. I’ll ride anything

  • MikeD



    Personally, im looking forward to the first tests “trashing” one real bad…that engine the few times i’ve heard it it sound FRIGGIN SWEET.

    I bet it sounds EPIC with a 6-1.

  • Moto bell

    I LIKE IT – the world needs this format revived – what was a standard or a UJM – a modern naked that has sport bike level components, a ballsey engine, seating for two. The horex may not be the peak of this format but it is certainly the best out there. so good on the Germans to design and create a space for themselves that no one does today.

    I wish moto guzzi did something like this – imagine a1400twin with components from my Ducati streetfighterS, styling like the late V11 LeMans or the modern strata concepts, with seating for two.

  • Damo

    Yet another cool bike on the list of “Untouchable Euro-Machines”.

    I doubt I’ll even be able to look at one in the States.