2011 Horex VR6 Retro Naked Bike Detailed
The Horex VR6 is powered by a 1200cc supercharged 15-degree V6 outputting 197 horsepower at 8500rpm and 150Nm of torque (110 lb.ft.), which is connected to the rear wheel via a six-speed cog swapper and belt drive.
The company says the VR6 is the "only bike on the market equipped with a crankshaft-driven supercharger." They add that the combination of a compact, high-output V6 engine with a crankshaft-driven supercharger "gives the new Horex a level of raw performance that is unmatched in today's motorcycle world."
The V6 unit in question propels a 239kg (527lbs) kerb mass, while triple overhead camshafts (TOHC) have been employed to work with the three-valve per cylinder setup (two intake, one exhaust valve). The bike also uses aluminium bridge frame, a single-sided swingarm and adjustable monoshock at the rear, and fixed 50mm upside down forks.
Stopping power is provided by radial-mount four-piston calipers on twin discs at the front, and a single rear disc with a twin-pot caliper at the rear, and ABS comes as standard.
The 2011 Horex VR6 has been speed limited to 250km/h (155 mph), and will be priced at some EUR20,000 (US$26,650 at the current exchange rate).