German motorcycle manufacturer Horex has introduced the 2014 Horex VR6 Classic, nearly a year after the first deliveries of its VR6 Roadster.
The VR6 Classic was first showed as concept at Cologne’s 2012 Intermot show. Just like the first model, the Horex VR6 Classic styling was created by a freelance industrial designer with motorcycle experience, Peter Naumann. “The Horex VR6 Classic pays a tribute to the legendary bikes originally built in Bad Homburg,” says Naumann.
Visually, the VR6 Classic features wire wheels, two-tone color scheme (red with silver accent stripes) which “is reminiscent of the famous Horex road and racing models,” along with “finely detailed stitching” on its “premium” seat.
The 2014 Horex VR6 Classic is powered by powered by the same 1218 cc triple overhead cam motor as the roadster version, but comes a revised 6-into-2 exhaust system and a new engine mapping. As the result, the engine on the VR Classic only delivers 126 hp at 8,500 rpm compared to the Horex VR6 Roadster’s 161 hp at 8,800 rpm.
The suspension system of the bike has also been tweaked. It still uses fully-adjustable upside-down WP fork at front, but the rear WP monoshock has been replaced with a Sachs rear shock that offers preload and rebound adjustability.
The brakes remain the same as the 2013 Roadster version: Twin 320mm discs with radial-mount four-piston Brembo calipers and the rear Single 245mm disc with twin-piston Brembo caliper gripping. Also, the 2014 Horex VR6 Classic comes standard with a Bosch 9MB ABS system.
The 2014 Horex VR6 Classic is now available Germany, Austria and Switzerland for €24,500, €28,700 and 28,900, respectively.