Carbon-framed Horex Regina Evo revealed at Intermot

The new Horex Regina Evo features a full carbon fibre frame, 48hp engine, and weighs in at just 133kg


THE German motorcycle show Intermot has revealed an interesting little bike, as the modern retro Horex Regina Evo is revealed to the world.

It’s a familiar concept, reminding us of what what the good people at CCM have done with their highly successful Spitfire models. The concept may be the same, lightweight bike, single-cylinder engine, modern retro styling, but from there the similarities end. The Regina Evo is an interesting thing and features a bit of a white elephant of motorcycle design, a full carbon fibre frame.

The story of Horex goes back to the early days of motorised two-wheel travel, and like many old-world motorbike makers, its history features many ups and downs. After an extended hiatus, the firm began churning out bikes again in 2010, with its revolutionary VR6 engine. The new Regina Evo though is a complete departure from that direction.

The real talking point of the bike has to be that carbon fibre frame. It’s a carbon monocoque design, and even the swingarm, seat and body panels are all hewn from the lightweight material. The lightweight theme continues with the aluminium fuel tank, another item that helps the bike achieve a claimed dry weight of just 133kg.

Powering the bike is a 600cc single-cylinder thumper, pushing out a claimed 48hp. Retro it may look, but within the casings lies a modern, fuel-injected and Euro5-compliant engine. It features four valves, twin cams, and a six-speed gearbox.

The chassis consists of a braking system provided by Beringer, whose calipers bite down on 260mm front discs. Front forks feature preload adjustment, as does the rear shock which is neatly tucked away within the carbon frame.

Pricing for the Horex Regina Evo is not yet known, although more info can be found here.

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