German manufacturer Horex is nearing the anniversary of the first deliveries of its VR6 Roadster and the revived brand is ready to launch its second model, the VR6 Classic.
“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.
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The suspension system has also been tweaked. The fully-adjustable upside-down WP fork is the same as that on the Roadster but the rear WP monoshock has been replaced with a Sachs shock adapted specifically for the VR6 Classic, offering preload and rebound adjustability.
The brakes remain the same as on the Roadster with twin 320mm discs up with four-piston Brembo calipers up front and a two-piston Brembo caliper gripping a single 264mm rear disc. Both VR6 models come standard with a Bosch 9MB ABS system.