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Horex VR6 starts testing

The 200bhp-plus supercharged, 1200cc V6 edges closer to the showroom as the machine undergoes testing

The crazy V6 engined Horex has started serious testing as it heads towards production

The firm has released a single picture of one of the lashed-together prototypes that are currently undergoing tests on circuits and the road as the 200bhp-plus supercharged, 1200cc machine edges closer to becoming a showroom reality.

Hennes Fischer, who's running the bike's development program, said: “In this phase of the test series we mainly wanted to determine whether the current suspension configuration, basic geometry and engine tuning are correctly matched. It's a big step from computer calculations and engine tuning on the dynamometer to a perfectly functioning bike.

“This is the only way to really evaluate engine response under all load conditions and determine how the frame and spring elements work together – especially under different loads and asphalt conditions.

“The results of the initial tests were satisfactory. Following the new evolution of the chassis we managed to further improve the bike's handling. This is an important step towards defining the final parameters."

About the bike's engine sound, he said: “It's an electrifying blend of six-cylinder smoothness with a deep and raspy wild-animal snarl that comes from the ignition sequence of the 15 degree V-angle. Harmonizing with this is the whining sound of the compressor. Truly amazing!"

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