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Horex Columbus 400c — 1954

A renovation project of an unusual German motorcycle.

Nisse Brandt
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"This remarkable motorcycle can undoubtedly be saved with knowledge, dedication, and workmanship so that it can put back on the roads once more."

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Nisse Brandt
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"This remarkable motorcycle can undoubtedly be saved with knowledge, dedication, and workmanship so that it can put back on the roads once more."


Horex was a small manufacturer of motorcycles of the highest quality and therefore expensive with very little production. Very few were exported, but a few came to Sweden, including this one, which is a renovation project. A few parts are missing, i.e. the seat cushion that is completely wrong and may be from a 60's Triumph at best. There are no Swedish papers but it has been in traffic into the 1970s so it should be possible to get a registration.

Comment from the owner: The bike is a Horex Columbus 400 cc 1954 according to the previous owner who bought it at auction. Horex Regina was called Columbus in the export market.

The Horex factory was started in 1923 in Bad Homburg, Germany by Fritz Kleemann. From 1935 to the mid-1950s, the company was called Horex-Columbus-Werk K.G. After that, until Mercedes Benz bought the factory in 1960, and closed it down, the company went by the name Horex-Werke KG. Horex manufactured a whole range of different models and engines, but not in large numbers. Both single-cylinder and two-cylinder parallel-Twin. A few of the 2855 Regina and 2420 Imperator manufactured between 1948 and 1955 have survived outside Germany.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
  • Kw / hp
    17 / 22 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Manual 
  • Interior finish
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    Renovation project, see photos.

  • Exterior condition:

    Renovation project in good condition.

  • General condition:

    According to the seller, a substantially complete renovation project of a very uncommon German motorcycle that was designed with excellent quality as a guiding light.

Facts about the model

Horexfabriken startades 1923 i Bad Homburg i Tyskland av Fritz Kleemann. Från 1935 till mitten av 1950 talet hette företaget Horex-Columbus-Werk K.G. Därfter fram till att Mercedes Benz köpte fabriken 1960, och lade ned den, gick företaget under namnet Horex-Werke KG. Horex tillverkade en hel rad olika modeller och motorer men inte i några större antal. Både encylindriga och tvåcylindriga parallel-Twin. Ett fåtal av de 2855 Regina och 2420 Imperator som tillverkades mellan 1948 och 1955 har överlevt utanför Tyskland.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Horndal

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Nisse Brandt
+46 707 50 89 99

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2022-05-19.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

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