Posted by Andrew on February 14, 2011

Category: New bikes

German company Horex announced last year that they have plans to produce a brand new, VR6 Roadster which uses two 1218cc triple overhead camshaft engine with two offset rows of three cylinder at a 15 degree angle. But rumours suggest that the narrow-angle engine is just a start – the original patents for the Horex, filed several years ago, include a second machine using an even bigger, W8 engine.

1500cc W8 engine from Horex

1500cc W8 engine from Horex

This W8 is basically two narrow-angle V4s bolted together onto a common crankshaft. The patents show that the engine is mounted longitudinally like a Moto Guzzi and the engine drives the rear wheel via a shaft. This suggest the bike is designed more as a tourer than a sports bike. The W8 has 60.6 mm bore and 65 mm stroke.

The VR6 Roadster is scheduled to enter production later this year.

2010 Horex VR6 Concept Specifications and Photos

via Motorcycle

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