Above on the page there are several PDF Manuals, Wiring Harness & Parts Catalog for HOREX Motorcycles.
In 1920, Frederik Kleimann, chief financial officer and major shareholder of the REX glass blowing factory in Bad Homburg, Germany, bought the nearby COLUMBUS MOTORENBAU AG factory, which had previously produced aircraft motors.
The motorcycles are sold under the Horex brand, the Columbus logo disappears from the engines.
In the production program of the company in the period up to 1938 there will be a line of 1- and 2-cylinder engines with a volume of 200 to 800 cc.
The large 800 cc overhead twin shown in 1933 showcases the company's technical strength.
The company is the first German manufacturer to receive a permit for the production of motor vehicles with an engine displacement of more than 250 cc: until 1950 there was such a ban.
Being the first to enter the market, it managed to crush it for herself, providing itself with excellent sales.
Against the background of English and Italian motorcycles, which often suffer from oil drips, refusals to start and interruptions in work, Horex stood out for the highest engineering sophistication, design perfection and high quality workmanship.
And from the point of view of design, it was difficult to find fault with the motorcycles of this brand - they were really beautiful.
In 1956, Horex motorcycle production was curtailed, for some time the production of inexpensive two-stroke mopeds continued in parallel with the production of automotive components for the Daimler-Benz concern's conveyor.
But by 1960, the automobile giant bought out a controlling stake in the company and closed the production of two-wheeled vehicles completely, because Mercedes does not produce motorcycles.
In 2010 the Horex brand is reborn, work begins on a new 6-cylinder VR6 model.
The company has developed a vigorous marketing activity, lighting sketches, design options and layouts, showing running samples and participating in motorcycle shows.
The first production motorcycles were planned for delivery in April 2012, but did not appear on sale until the very end of 2012 - they were received by those buyers who placed pre-orders in 2010-2011.
More recently, a new Horex VR6 Roarster Classic has been announced with spoke wheels and minor design changes.
Next in line is the Sport modification, equipped with a compressor, as originally planned.