German motorcycle manufacturer Horex has unveiled a new Cafe Racer style version of its VR6 Roadster. The Horex VR6 Cafe Racer 33 Ltd shares the same 1218cc engine as the original VR6 Roadster and the VR6 Classic, but it receives a host of cosmetic changes.
The 1218cc narrow-angle V6 engine comes with three camshafts and three valves per cylinder in a radial configuration, all working in synch to deliver 125 hp at 8500 rpm and 88.5 ft-lb. at 7000 rpm – the same as the Classic’s numbers, but decreased from the Roadster’s 158 hp and 101 ft-lb.
The VR6 Cafe Racer 33 Ltd also shares the same frame as the Roadster and Classic models, but a leaner, deeper cut seat (with solo-seat cowling). Furthermore, the Cafe Racer version is equipped with an Öhlins FGRT upside-down fork up front and a TTX 36 monoshock at the back, which are complemented by the 16-way adjustable steering damper. Breaking duties are handled by the same Brembo radially-mounted brakes, and Bosch 9MB ABS which comes standard.
Other changes inlcude a smaller front mudguard, a single round retro headlight, 10mm taller rearsets, a new paint job and clip-on handlebars. The sporty, laced wheels are supplied by Kineo.
As its name implies, only 33 units of the 2014 Horex VR6 Cafe Racer 33 Ltd will be bulid, and each will cost €33,333.