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Horex VR6 first ride: "It feels slick and classy"

Two long years have passed since the ambitious Horex project was first publically unveiled and now, at long last, we can tell you what it’s like to ride. The all-new, Augsburg-based factory has so far completed two production machines (all the bikes are hand-made) and we were granted a world first, exclusive test ride. One prod of the starter button and...

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HkUk

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HkUk says:

Unique Engine

Please post a video with decent sound quality ! Please !

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snave

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snave says:

Let me see...

No. sorry, Can't look at it without feeling sick. It reminds me awfully much of the Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog. Vomit-inducing. And there's no way anyone wants to look like they're riding one of those. Restyle, add all the necessary `modern` features required, y'know, new-fangled gadgets like traction control, centre stand and grabrails, show us the engine can do 160 miles per gallon not just a completely irrelevant 160hp in a sit up and beg 70's style roadster, and we'll talk... in about fifty years.

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

Looks an amazing bike. best of luck to them for going this innovative route.

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vontrips

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vontrips says:

Horex

It's an expensive way to resurrect the Horex brand. I cannot see in which niche this bike will fit.

It's not only the initial purchase cost, but where do you get your service done on such a complicated machine, if there are hardly any dealers?

The maintenance costs will be prohibitive, I think, and I can't see many on the roads in years to come.

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bbstrikesagain

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70s style roadster?

..twin spare alloy frame, USD forks, radial monobloc brakes, single sided swing arm, and a V6 as narrow as many fours, that's not quite how I remember them.. Good luck to Horex, I think it looks quite tidy. But when is someone going to make a compact in-line five - better secondary balance than any other configuration, lower inertial torque than V4s or cross plane I4s, much of the advantages of a six without the extra camshafts and porting difficulties of a VR6, or huge width of an I6?

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andyinvienna

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andyinvienna says:

Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRxxWgSEDKM  It sounds ok, not keen on the looks

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piroflip

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piroflip says:

Great for the...................

......................"look how much money I earn" brigade but a waste of metal for everybody else. Who needs 160hp on a sitty up bike.

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jimbo8098

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jimbo8098 says:

Not my cup of tea

but it would be suited to a certain type of bandit rider.

I think the only thing stopping these selling over here in the UK is the delership support. There dosen't appear to be a single , official , dealer over here. A drive to Germany would be nice but its not something you want to be pressured into :).

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snev

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snev says:

jimbo8098

what? are there no dealers set up in the UK yet? I would at least like to see a bike and a test ride would be good, a V6 is a lovely engine normally but I fear the price will deter many as has been mentioned already.

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snev

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snev says:

P.S.

Sorry about the avatar but a certain SUPERMARIO Likes that sort of Image, it reminds him of his "Sincere" Side.

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