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Horex Classic Bikes

Horex was a well known German motorcycle brand of the "Horex - Fahrzeugbau AG", founded in 1923 in Bad Homburg by Fritz Kleemann. The firm's most successful model was the Regina, a 350cc OHV single, produced from the late 1940s. The 400cc Imperator, a stylish and technically advanced SOHC parallel twin introduced in 1951, featured telescopic or leading-link forks, twin-shock rear suspension and an enclosed drive chain.

Horex hit problems in the mid-1950s, partly due to the disastrous 250cc Rebell scooter and the factory closed in 1958. In the 1970s, Friedel Munch and fellow enthusiast Fritz Roth attempted to revive the name with a 1400cc turbocharged four, based on Munch's Mammut and a series of small-capacity two-strokes.

More recently the Horex name was used on a Honda 650cc single-cylinder engined sportster called the Osca, which was built and sold in Japan.

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1954 Horex Regina 3, 350cc 1954 Horex Regina 3, 350cc
1954 Horex Regina 400 1954 Horex Regina 400
Horex 644 Osca Horex 644 Osca

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