Italian manufacturer Vyrus releases through its facebook page the first images of the street legal version of the 986 M2, the latest creature of Vyrus’s mastermind Ascanio Rodorigo. The model is basically a Moto2 racer that has been tweaked in order to make it road legal, and therefore it is powered by the same 600 cc in-line four engine that is used in that class, which is the one of the Honda CBR600RR.
The brand new chassis of this bike uses the superior styling and technical accuracy that are typical of all the various Vyrus models we have seen throughout the years: the front wheel uses a swing arm (it steers through the wheel spindle), the frame is an upside-down Omega frame and the rear shock is mounted transverse. The shape of the front is very pointed, both the top fairing and the lower fairing, incorporated in the tank, reduce the turbulences at high speeds.
Other highlights of the model include Brembo brakes, Zard ‘4 into 2 into 1′ exhaust system, ultra light alutex fairings (a material also known as ‘white carbon’) and forged aluminum wheels courtesy of Marchesini. The mastery used for its creation and the stunning aesthetics surely make this bike a ‘head turner’: basically, it is a Moto2 bike with lights, indicators, wing mirrors and number plate holder. If you are wondering how this bike would actually feel like on a track, here is a nice video showing an early prototype in action on the Misano track.
If you’re wondering what that first sentence in Italian means it’s a kind of play on words that says that before motor monotony reigned in motorcycles. Obviously the Vyrus 986 M2 bike is here to change that. This video shows how the new Moto2 weapon is built but you’ll have to perservere with it because it’s not an easy video to watch (and neither is the music particularly easy on the ears).
Skip the black labrador (chief Vyrus mascot?) and go to the one-minute mark where things really kick off and you can see the 986 M2 built in a series of fast photographics, one after the other. Apart from the innovative chassis and frame setup, the MCN Vyrus 986 M2 track ride convinced us of the possibilities of this bike, and if someone wants to take a gamble it could be very competitive in the Moto2 class.
We’ve already been introduced to the Vyrus 987 motorcycle and here we see the first track video of the 986 four-cylinder racing bike. The Vyrus 986 M2 has been built for Moto2 regulations and is therefore equipped with a Honda CBR600RR engine, on a new chassis. It was first shown at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona in January.
The most innovative part of the Vyrus is how the chassis works. The front end has no real fork as the steering connects directly to the hub - in its place is a swing arm. The whole chassis is actually a carbonfibre monocoque structure which houses the engine in a kind of cradle. The frame to do that is an upside-down omega frame which the engine squats in.
The upper part is where the tank and steering is and obviously where the rider sits, and the rest of the components are all bolted inside the monocoque space. All of that gives the Vyrus 986 M2 an amazing look. The Vyrus 986 is not just about innovation for the sake of it - as Michael Neeves from MCN explains, the bike is superior in handling and cornering to any other in its class, and offers incredible stability at high speeds. Check it all out in the video - especially the part about how this performs as a Moto2 bike.
The Vyrus 986 M2 was probably the biggest hit of the 2011 Motor Bike Expo and has had thousands of new fans drooling over it and already wishing to find it under their Christmas tree this year.
Ascanio Rodorigo in this video interview personally reveals the prices for this new and exciting bike in all three of its versions; the Factory, the Replica Kit and the SL.
The 135kg factory version for Moto2 teams ready to compete in the various championships will be sold starting from € 55,000.
The Replica Kit, is a track only version. If you already own a CBR600RR (Vyrus is also developing a kit for R6 engines) you can build your own Moto2, reusing the brakes, engine, electrical system, electronics and dashboard. Vyrus will be selling the kit with chassis, bodywork, wheels and suspensions for € 16.950 plus VAT, and the Italian manufacturer can do the assembly job or send you the kit.
SL Replica is the street version, which will be available late this summer and will be very close to the track versions, even if the engine will be standard or slightly modified, it will still maintain the same fantastic aesthetics with the addition of lights, mirrors, and turn signals and will go for the pricely sum of € 25,000.
After seeing a teaser pic of the Vyrus 986 M2 last week, thanks to the guys of Motoblog.it who are present at the 2011 Motor Bike Expo Show, we can now show you a gallery of pics of this new and magnificent looking racing bike, specifically designed by Ascanio Rodrigo and his staff to compete in Moto2 championships.
The Vyrus 986 M2 based on a Honda CBR600RR engine and will be sold to teams at a very competitive price, will also be seeing a street legal version that starts production in March 2011.
Vyrus the exclusive Italian motorcycle manufacturer will be debuting the 986 M2 at the 2011 Verona Motor Bike Expo that takes place January 21st to the 23rd. This 986 M2 has been specifically designed to be sold and compete in Moto2 championships.
The genius behind Vyrus, Rodrigo Ascanio says: It’s the interpretation of Moto2 according to Vyrus - a bike that fits into our genre, but with many innovative features that represents our projects. It will be characterized by a very affordable price to those teams who compete in these series.”
The bike designed around Honda’s CBR 600 RR engine and will not only be available to Moto2 racing teams, but a street version will also be going into pre-production with deliveries to start in March 2011.
Source | moto.it