Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Deutsch Café Racer - 1955 HOREX 500

Horex is a German motorcycle manufacturer. It was founded in 1920 by the Rex glassware company, which conflated Homburg and Rex to create the brand name. The headquarter was in Bad Homburg.Horex built motorcycles with Columbus four-stroke engines from Oberursel. In 1925 Horex and Columbus merged. Horex developed a range of models with single-cylinder Columbus engines from 250cc to 600cc. In 1933 it added two Straight-two engine models: the 600cc S6 and 800cc S8. Both twins have chain-driven OHC valvegear.
Deutsch Café Racer - 1955 HOREX 500
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1955 Horex Imperator in the Deutsches Zweirad- und NSU-Museum Neckarsulm
The World War II interrupted motorcycle production, but Horex resumed in 1948 with a 350cc single-cylinder model, the SB 35 Regina. This model was highly successful: in 1953 for example Horex sold 18,600 of them. In 1951 Horex added a 30 bhp 500cc OHC Straight-two engine called the Imperator. In 1954 it added a 400cc, 26 bhp (19 kW) version of this twin to its range. In 1955 the company replaced the Regina with the Resident.
Daimler-Benz took over the company in 1960 and motorcycle production was terminated.
On June 15, 2010, it was announced that the brand would be revived and that a Horex motorcycle with a narrow-angle, six-cylinder supercharged engine would be available for sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland at the end of the year 2011, with international sales to follow. Besides the new VR6 supercharged engine, an aluminum bridge frame with a steel steering head forms the chassis. A single swing arm controls the rear wheel, while the engine power is transferred by a belt drive system


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