Horex 1200 VR6 Roadster - Future Bikes & Spy Shots

The other German six-cylinder motorcycle hits the road for testing.

Horex 1200 VR6 Roadster - Future Bikes & Spy Shots

Horex 1200 VR6 Roadster - Future Bikes & Spy Shots

After showing its unique 1200 VR6 roadster concept bike at the INTERMOT motorcycle show last fall, Horex's designers and technicians have been very busy. Want proof? According to a press release and photo from the German company that is resurrecting the Horex name, prototypes are currently being tested on the street and racetrack in Europe to verify the performance potential of the engine and chassis.

No dates have been released that would indicate when (or if) the motorcycle will actually make it into production but the announcement confirms that work is progressing on the very interesting, supercharged 1200cc, 15-degree VR6 engine, which designers believe will produce as much as 200 horsepower. According to company insiders, the biggest challenge has been fine-tuning the engine for smooth and linear throttle response. Test riders have confirmed that the chassis is nimble and precise especially for a bike of its size and displacement.

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