HOREX Columbus 600 (1988-1988) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Clasic
Production years: 1988

HOREX Columbus 600 1988-1988

Horex was a German motorcycle manufacturer founded by Fritz Kleemann in Bad Homburg Vor der Hohe, Hesse, in 1923. From 1935 to the mid-1950s, the company operated under the Horex Columbus Werk K.G. and then as Horex-Werke KG.

The Horex company manufactured motorcycles powered by Columbus engines. In 1925, the two companies merged, and Horex manufactured motorcycles with single-cylinder engine displacements ranging between 250 and 600cc.

In 1988, the German motorcycle manufacturer released the Horex Columbus 600, a naked motorcycle powered by a 600cc single-cylinder engine. The bike had a center stand mounted on the rear axle.

In the performance department, the 1988 Horex Columbus 600 had installed a 562cc four-stroke single-cylinder air-cooled engine under the fuel tank. It was fed by a single carburetor and delivered 48 hp with maximum strength at 7,500 rpm. It was assisted by a five-speed transmission and a final chain drive that pushed the machine to a top speed of 185 kph (115 mph).

For braking power, the bike's wire-spoke wheels were fitted with drum braking units both front and rear, providing optimum stopping power.

Aesthetically, the motorcycle was characterized by features such as a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a single seat with a bicycle-looking luggage rack on the rear, a single exhaust system with a silencer mounted on the right-hand side, and wire-spoke wheels covered by steel fenders.

HOREX Columbus 600 1988-1988

HOREX Columbus 600 562

engine specs
Type:air-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder
Displacement:562 cm3
Bore X Stroke:3.7x3.2 in OR 94 mm
Compression Ratio:9.6:1
Horsepower:48/7500 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:-/- lb-ft/RPM OR 0 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:Carburetor
transmission specs
Gearbox:5- Speed
Primary Drive:Chain
Final Drive:-
chassis specs
Front Suspension:-
Rear Suspension:-
Front Brake:Drums
Rear Brake:Drums
dimension specs
Overall Length:-
Overall Width:-
Seat Height:-
Ground Clearance:-
Weight:366 lbs OR 166 kg
Fuel Capacity:4.5 gallons OR 17.0 L
tyres specs
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