1955 Horex 500cc Imperator Cafe Racer



  • Year 1955
  • VAT No Duty Paid
  • Location Ojai CA US
  • Color Silver
  • Motorcycle Type Sports/Super Sports
  • CC N/A


The 500cc twin cylinder four stroke vertical twin motor with overhead cam was way advanced in design and workmanship over the competing British motorcycles of the day. The motors were reported to not leak, (as all British bikes do) and their semi featherbed frame design made these bikes reliable with excellent handling characteristics and their breaks were reported to be fade proof even while hauling a sidecar while driving in the Alps. The Horex motorcycles were built in Bad Homburg, Germany and in 1955 after being handed over to the Daimler Benz corporation, the Horex company was dismantled and the bikes became history. This rare example with the magnesium side case and large Horex clutch cover is quite unique. The gas tank and rear seat is built out of hand formed aluminum and is set up for vintage racing. This bike will need to be fully serviced prior to competition use, or throw a set of lights on her and take her out for a Sunday ride to the pub or sports bar!


$ 12,500



Ojai CA US

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