German engine specialist Weber Motor has signed a "joint production agreement" with reborn motorcycle-maker Horex to produce the 1.2-liter, supercharged, narrow-angle VR6 engine that will power the forthcoming Roadster model.
While Markdorf-based Weber Motor will tool up for the production of the VR6, Horex will concentrate on building its new factory in Augsburg. Plans call for the first VR6 Roadster to roll off the assembly line by the end of this year. The engine has already undergone dyno validation runs at the University of Munich.
Horex CEO Clemens Neese says he is optimistic that both organizations can meet their targets.
Weber Motor will produce the triple-cam, supercharged, 1218cc VR6 for Horex, allowing the German bike-maker to concentrate on other important issues, such as building a factory.