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Old 02-10-2015, 06:31 AM   #1
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Horex back from the brink

Buyer saves insolvent bike firm

Horex back from the brink
Horex VR6

IN December it looked like the dream was all over for the radical VR6-engined Horex project but a last-minute buyer has stepped in with the hope of saving the brand.

The buyer is 3C Carbon Group of Landsberg am Lech, a firm that specialises in the production of carbon fibre components and which won last year’s German IDM superbike championship with Xavi Fores, with teammate Max Neukirchner taking the runner-up spot.

It’s not clear whether the VR6 itself will survive. At the moment, 3C is focussed on creating a supply of spare parts for existing machines. It also says it wants to bring back Horex-branded machines to the market as soon as possible, and wants to develop a ‘marketable concept’ for the brand. That may mean the unusual VR6 could return in a renewed form, or that 3C has plans to use the Horex name on a totally different bike.
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