New Horex VR6 Silver Edition Launched at Frankfurt

Horex shows their reworked and revised VR6 roadster at the Frankfurt motor show. The bike received a rather hefty set of visual upgrades and we are waiting for the price tag before we start guessing how it will sell.
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We knew Horex were about to be revived after filing for bankruptcy as their fellow-countrymen 3C Carbon Group had stepped in and promised to do their best to prevent the German bike heritage from going extinct.

3C Carbon said from the start that they plan to make some aesthetic changes to the VR6 machine, and renderings that surfaced subsequently showed the new direction. However, the new VR6 roadster also got solid upgrades in the technical department.

Technical upgrades make the new VR6 a more menacing roadster

The 6-cylinder engine now produces a whopping 170 horsepower and 138 Nm (101.7 lb-ft) of torque, while the suspensions were upgraded to premium Ohlins units. The 43mm fully-adjustable upside-down fork is complemented by a racing-grade Ohlins TTX36GP rear monoshock.

In the brakes department, Horex designed custom radial mounts for the dual Brembo CNC P4 4-pot calipers squeezing two 320mm rotors, and loaded a 264mm rotor in the back, too. ABS is, of course, standard, as well as the LED headlight, tail light and blinkers.

A high-end LED display dashboard provides extensive info on the ride and bike, and is housed in a neat carbon fiber case. The same material was used for the rear subframe, and we were somehow expecting to see carbon silencers, as well. 3C Carbon decided in favor of a pair of shiny stainless steel slash-cut cans, with matching silvery heat shields and collectors. The tan leather seat also received an embossed Horex badge that nicely contrasts with other silver accents on the VR6.

The new Horex VR6 is a limited-run offer, with only 33 such concept machines being available for a yet unspecified price. However, we expect it to be more expensive than the old VR6 machines, though to what extent is still a mystery.

Addressing rich customers who want a ride that's as exclusive as it is thrilling, the new Horex VR6 might fare better this time with supervision and racing expertise from 3C Carbon Group.
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