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Naked motorcycle Horex VR6 Raw99 with a V-6 heart
Naked motorcycle Horex VR6 Raw99 with a V-6 heart
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Motorcycles with unique, internal combustion engines have become more scarce than ever. While most voguish brands have already set foot on the electric bandwagon, less heard-of manufacturers like Horex are still trying to keep the ICE flag waving. In fact, 2022 marks 99 years of Horex, and the European bikemaker has unveiled the limited edition of its brutal naked, the VR6, to celebrate this feat.


The Horex VR6 Raw99 Looks Mesmerizing

A limited edition often wears a special outfit, and the Raw99 is no different. It flaunts a special livery with black paint (matt or gloss) accentuated by red inserts all around. Special “Raw99” engravings on the fuel tank, red stitching on the seat, and color-matched pinstripes on the wheels further help it stand out from the other three VR6s (Raw, Café Racer, and Classic). This minimalist livery goes quite well with the bike’s neo-retro design and adds a pinch of sportiness to the otherwise calm appearance.


Aditionally, the VR6 boasts an array of carbon fiber parts that coincide with the bike’s “raw” name. A carbon fiber chain guard, front and rear fender, instrument cluster cover, headlight nacelle, and footpeg mounts are all present. There's also forged aluminum wheels, which help the Horex tip the scale at 216kg (476 pounds), 5kg less than the standard VR6 Raw.

The Horex VR6 Has A Six-Cylinder Heart

The powerplant of the VR6 lineup is a mighty 1,218cc, six-cylinder engine. It has 18 valves (three per cylinder) and pumps out 162 horsepower and 94.5 pound-feet of torque transmitted to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox. Though a unique configuration, the VR6 can be considered a capable rival to the super nakeds like the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS and even power cruisers like the Ducati Diavel 1260 S.


There is no shortage of top-shelf amenities elsewhere. The motorcycle boasts a reinforced carbon fiber subframe and employs 43mm Ohlins forks alongside an Ohlins TTX36 monoshock, both fully adjustable. Meanwhile, braking is accomplished via Brembo M50 calipers clamped onto 320mm discs. Finally, features like a 7-inch TFT instrument cluster, all-LED lights, an immobilizer, dual-channel ABS, and riding modes round things off.

Horex VR6 Raw99 - What’s The Price?

All this makes the Horex VR6 Raw99 an exotic motorcycle, and its 49,500 Euro ($48,180) price tag backs it up quite well. If you want to get your hands on one, we suggest you hit up Horex soon because only 99 examples of the VR6 Raw99 will go on sale.

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