German Company Horex has announced it has delayed series production of its VR6 Roadster. It says that the V6-engined roadster is going to go into production at the end of May 2012, because of the late addition of a secondary air injection system (SAIS) which reduces exhaust gas emissions by injecting fresh air from the intake manifold into the engine’s exhaust ports.
Horex has decided to fit extra emissions-control equipment- SAIS system- to the VR6 Roadster and it will require some more testing.
Clemens Neese, chief executive officer of Horex says “This technically sophisticated solution cost us a little more time, but it puts us on the safe side,” He adds “This is important: everything on the engine we are bringing to market is perfectly matched.”
For quick reviews, the Horex VR6 Roadster is powered by a new 1218cc engine and it has a compact 15-degree V-angle with three camshafts, three radial valves per cylinder, six throttle bodies and an 11.5:1 compression ratio, delivering 161 hp at 9000 rpm and 73.8 ft.-lb. at 3500 rpm.
The Horex VR6 Roadster has unique chain that is lubricated by a special graphite guide block mounted atop the massive single-sided swingarm. It grinds against the graphite, which applies a film of dry lubricant to the rollers.
The styling of the Horex VR6 Roadster is designed by Peter Naumann, an industrial designer with motorcycle experience who also moonlights as a professor of design at the University of Munich.