Horex VR6 Classic

 

 

 

Make Model

Horex VR6 Classic

Year

2014

Engine

Four stroke, V6, 15 degree  V-angle mirrored cylinder offset, triple overhead cam, 3 valves per cylinder

Capacity

1218 cc / 74.32 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 68.2 x 55.4 mm
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled

Induction

 

Exhaust System

Performance stainless steel exhaust system with CAT box centre silencer unit and two stainless steel rear silencers
 Starting Electric

Max Power

126 hp / 92.0 kW @ @ 8500 rpm

Max Torque

120 Nm / 88.5 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm
Clutch Multi-disc oil bath clutch, operated hydraulically. 1:2.47 ratio.fuel capacity: 4.00 litres (1.06 gallons)

Transmission 

6 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Aluminum bridge frame with steel steering head

Front Suspension

Öhlins upside-down fork (Ø 43 mm) with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Öhlins TTX36 GP suspension struts with adjustable spring base, rebound and compression damping and built-in hydraulic spring preload adjustment
Rear Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Front Brakes

2x 320mm disc. ABS. Radial 4-piston calipers. Bremo.

Rear Brakes

Single 264mm disc. ABS. 2-piston caliper. Bremo
Wheels Alluminium spoke wheels

Front Tyre

120/70-ZR17

Rear Tyre

190/55-ZR17
Rake 24.0°
Trail 95 mm / 3.7 in
Wheelbase 1475 mm / 58.1 in
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.5 in

Dry Weight

249.0 kg / 549 lbs

Fuel Capacity

17 Litres / 4.5 USA gal

Horex has shown a new Classic model based on the VR6 roadster with the same 1218cc six-cylinder motor but a host of cosmetic changes that have come about as a result of customer feedback.

Horex has responded to calls from owners for a more old school look with wire spoked wheels, a new red paintjob and an engine that has greater torque thanks to a redesigned exhaust system.

The firm’s Fritz Rombach said: "They wanted to see a Horex in a design that replicates the brand icons. We responded with the new Classic model.”

The Horex motor already boasts impressive torque figures but for the Classic model this has been moved lower down the rev range.

Romabach added: “We reworked our six-cylinder to focus on unsurpassed riding enjoyment on winding country roads. Our engineers added interference tubes to the bends of the 6-in-2 exhaust system to reduce backpressure and improve the torque curve at lower engine speeds. This was complemented by a new engine mapping that increases torque in the low and medium engine speed ranges.

 

“The Horex VR6 Classic pays a tribute to the legendary bikes originally built in Bad Homburg,” says Peter Naumann, who helped design both new Horex models. “The classic Horex red in combination with silver accent stripes is reminiscent of the famous Horex road and racing models.”

Beside the two-tone color scheme, the VR6 Classic sports a new stitched seat and tubeless spoked wheels from Kineo.

The 6-into-2 exhaust system has been revised to reduce back-pressure and improve torque at lower rpms. Along with a new engine mapping to improve low- and mid-range performance, the VR6 Classic claims lower peak performance figures than the original Roadster at 124.7 hp at 8500 rpm and 88.5 ft-lb. at 7000 rpm.

“We reworked our six-cylinder to focus on unsurpassed riding enjoyment on winding country roads. Something the new Horex ‘Classic’ masters with ease in sixth gear,” says Fritz Rombach, Horex vice-president of sales & services.