New Horex VR6 Classic Sketched by 3C Carbon, the Bike Is Massively Updated

Sketch of the new Horex VR6 Classic 1 photo
After failing to get past the financial difficulties that plagued its operations, Horex was saved in the last minute by a fellow-German company, 3C Carbon Group. Now we can show you the first sketch of the updated Horex VR6 Classic, a bike with which 3C Carbon Group hopes to revive the brand and make it float once more.
Also running a winning IDM race team, 3C Carbon Group is dead-serious to make Horex profitable again. While the new version of the VR6 Classic retains many of its former incarnation's features, it also received a host of upgrades aimed at reducing the weight and making it more visually appealing.

A new exhaust and more grunt were the first changes for the VR6 Classic

3C Carbon Group's Karsten Jerschke assembled a small design team whose main goal was to revise the VR6 Classic and add a breath of fresh air to a bike that looked a tad too bulky.

The exhaust was the first thing that was renewed. Jerschke believes that the exhaust didn't do justice to a bike powered by a V6 engine. The sketch, as summary as it looks, does show a much more aggressive muffler, with dual cans and evil heat shields.

So far we can't tell the exact architecture of the exhaust system, but it looks like we're dealing with a dual 3-into-1 array. And yes, the slash-cut tips look really cool.

The exhaust manifold was also enlarged and provides better power delivery, making the lighter VR6 Classic even nimbler. The rear section was also updated, and the rear fender binned, providing the Classic with a sportier attire.

And since 3C Carbon Group are lightweight components specialists, the VR6 Classic also benefited from the company's expertise for further weight saving. The seat, fender, and lighting system are also revised in this direction, and they visually shift focus towards the front section.

Horex remains a niche manufacturer delivering expensive machines

According to Motorrad, 3C Carbon Group says that Horex will not become a highly-popular manufacturer, preferring to remain a provider of niche motorcycles for discerning customers. Horex will continue to offer high-end, top-engineering classic bikes for prices that revolve around the €25,000 ($28,000) mark the VR6 Classic was last sold for.

How well will Horex fare under 3C Carbon Group management is a thing time will tell, but one thing is certain. The new German owners are hell bent on not having to cope with Horex failing once more, and they're sworn to transform it into a profitable business.
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