This nicely atmospheric snap features a Horex Regina, a motorcycle rarely seen outside of its native Germany. Obviously the subject of this picture has travelled at least a few kilometers, there not being many Cycles de la Gare in Deutschland. Always an exclusive brand and with limited sales Horex was taken over by Daimler Benz in 1960 who promptly dropped motorcycle production. The brand has considerable loyalty in Germany and was briefly revived by Friedl Munch (he of Mammut fame) in the seventies. In the late eighties / early nineties a Japanese / German collaboration saw a Honda single powered machine, the Osca, appear - an attractive machine very similar to the Gilera Saturno of the same period. Horex has of course recently come back to life again with a narrow angle V6 machine.
|Gallic Horex Regina.|