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Horex VR6 Roadster

 

   

Horex has developed its own VR6 engine which makes 197bhp, 110lb/ft of torque and displaces 1,200cc. The 530lbs (240kg) weight is almost as considerable as the €20,000 price.

You probably associate the "VR6" name with VW, who first developed the arrangement in the late '80s, but it's actually just a generic name for a monoblock design with offset pistons in rows. The "VR" comes from a combination of "V-motor" and "Reihenmotor," the German words for a V engine and an inline engine respectively. It's a uniquely suitable arrangement for a motorcycle, packing six cylinders into a package only slightly larger than an inline-four and considerably shorter than a V6, in fact, VW originally created the design so they could package six cylinders into cars only intended to accommodate four. VR6 engines use a single cylinder head and this one has three parallel camshafts.

As the rumor of Horex's inception have spread, so to have rumors of an affiliation with VW. Such doesn't appear to be the case, although it's logical to assume they're either using the VR engine configuration with the permission of VW or purchased it from the automaker. VW is listed by Horex as a technical partner.

Source Hell For Leather

Specications

- Engine: 1200cc, 15 degree V6 triple overhead cam, 3 valves per cylinder + supercharger
- Final drive: belt
- Peak power: 175 – 200bhp
- Suspension: 50mm inverted forks front, single-sided swing-arm/monoshock rear
- Frame: Cast Aluminum
- Weight: 526 pounds
- Top speed: electronically limited to 250 km / h (155 mph)
- Price: around €20,000, or about £16,600

  

 

 

 

 

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