Horex is a German motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1920 by the Rex glassware company, which conflated Homburg and Rex to create the brand name. The headquarters was in Bad Homburg.
The 1988 Horex Columbus 500 boasts a maximum power output of 27 horsepower and 7000 RPM, its air-cooled, four-stroke, 494 cc, single cylinder engine, that was paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a chain final drive.
In addition, it has been fitted with a drum braking system in the front and in the rear, an one-piece, single seat, a chromed exhaust system, wired wheels, a round headlight, analogue instrumentation dials.The body weight is around 166 kg.
Horex Columbus 500 specifications
Model: Horex Columbus 500
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 494.00 ccm (30.14 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder, four-stroke
Power: 27.00 HP (19.7 kW)) @ 7000 RPM
Top speed: 155.0 km/h (96.3 mph)
Bore x stroke: 89.0 x 79.4 mm (3.5 x 3.1 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel control: Overhead Cams (OHC)
Cooling system: Air
final drive: Chain
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Front tyre: 110/90-16
Rear tyre: 130/90-16
Front brakes: Dual disc
Rear brakes: Single disc
Physical measures and capacities
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 166.0 kg (366.0 pounds)
Fuel capacity: 17.00 litres (4.49 gallons)