DucCutters: Vyrus 984 C3 2V (Ascanio Rodorigo)

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Bimota Vyrus 985 C3 4V

Project By: Ascanio Rodorigo )

Rimini-born Vyrus virtuoso Rodorigo has lived and worked all his in the motorcycling hotbed of the Riviera beginning as a 20-year old wrench for the Bimota factory race in 1973 under the aegis of his Massimo Tamburini. After departure, Bimota suffered one of its financial crises and stopped although Tamburini’s replacement, Martini, soon righted commercially by creating the firm’s debut Ducati-powered bike, the After a spell on the production building customer bikes, was, ironically, long by the time Martini built the Honda V4-powered Tesi in 1985, a hub-center design was the Mech.E thesis (hence the of his young assistant fresh out of Pierluigi Marconi.

I learned a lot customer bikes for Bimota, but it was so I had to leave before I got bored, Rodorigo, who on January 1, 1985 his own company under the ARP name on the side of Rimini, a small but well-regarded workshop producing parts for race or road, as as a variety of special sportbike My passion has always been to prototypes and one-off concepts, the machine-room Picasso, who also recognized as the man to visit if you had an unusual and especially a racer, that work done.

Our team at ARP was very adaptable and work very fast in one-off parts or complete We were like a mouse to the elephant that bigger development departments were, by I worked on quite a few Tesis, and we always having problems them which seemed to resolve. But I had an Australian friend, Casey, who worked for Bimota in the and he has four of them!

He was always me to make a Tesi the way I wanted your kind of motorcycle-just go and do he kept telling me. So, eventually, in 2002, I decided to do so.

ARP already had pretty effective after-hours not least Dervis Macrelli, the wizard who’s worked Tamburini putting his ideas metal ever since the Bimota days, and who got into the of stopping by ARP after clocking off at CRC Research Center) to help what became known as the Where’d that somewhat, name come from,

When considering how the first should be, we decided to build a to display at the Padova Show the January, which is the Mecca for doing something special on two in Italy, explains Rodorigo. It was a challenge that meant we day and night for three months. One at 3 a.m.

I was washing my hands of powder after working on the styling-we didn’t have 3D modeling, we did everything by hand to a rough drawing, just by My friend Mauro working me was a builder during the day, and he trying to persuade me to go to bed-so he too, I guess! But I wanted to get the finished-then when we’d so I suddenly realized we hadn’t got a for the bike.

We couldn’t call it because that was Bimota’s but then Mauro told me, we call it Vyrus, but with a not an ‘i’, because this is not the one before, a virus that is in computer and maybe in us, too, to be so working here at 3am to build a So, that’s when ARP became

That first Vyrus 984 made its debut at the Padova in January 2003, powered by a Ducati 900SS desmodue of the kind ARP had been racing success in SuperTwins events-hence the designation, which was the cubic of the engine. We knew this very well from it, so it had no secrets from us, states

If we were to concentrate on trying to this high-tech chassis work properly, we had to not worry at all the engine, so that’s why we chose the It was a known quantity. But the proprietor of the new company admits to being unprepared for the rapturous reception his new received. We had literally hundreds of to make production versions of our which we were quite to do, he says.

But I realized we had now to turn the prototype a customer version we could in series in small batches, by hand, but in some kind of We had to get the bike homologated first, which in fact was a fascinating I enjoyed very much, the lightest twin-cylinder sportbike in the though always completely finally we succeeded.

Alan on the Vyrus at Barber Motorsports

After an intensive development on the racetrack, during which the 984 Pro Twins racer became a visitor to the rostrum in European racing in the hands of Gianluca nephew of the late four-time champion Walter, the first homologated Vyrus streetbike met its customer in January 2003. then, a total of 70 such have been constructed, 25 of marketed in a neat squaring of the under the Tesi 2D tag by the born-again company through their around the world-including two bikes in Russia, and 10 to Japan. With up and running of this desmodue delivering 77 bhp in a bike weighing 339 in street-legal form, Rodorigo his attention to a Superbike version by Ducati’s 104mm-bore 999cc motor, to create a modern of the original Tesi which the whole design.

Bimota Vyrus 985 C3 4V


Vyrus Divisione at 64th International Motorcycle (November 2006)

The 984 C3 2V Black The first preview with under seat like the sister 985 and a meticulous preparation of components, develops more 100 hp and a torque of 11,5 kg/m. to the experience of Race Department, Rocket is faithful of its origin and in with maximum lightness and is assembled with titanium and Racing Brake System. The are really refined and allow setting and statement.

The colour and of alloy All Black gives look and elegant character, as protagonist.

The Captain America 984 C3 2V like just blow out a comics and immediately is ready to be a actor in design culture by his Pop and its futuristic and innovating Lay Out. builted in a special unit, totally the Vyrus Philosophy wants to create special totally customized, unique faithful images of the owners’

Thanks to the designer Davide it overtakes the lines of the Marvel its young owner committed it in and certified uniqueness. The proposal is Ducati 1000DS Engine, with Quick gear for a no compromise efficiency. The profile is with carbon brakes and hosing and RPM counter with spot light.

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Bimota Vyrus 985 C3 4V
Bimota Vyrus 985 C3 4V
Bimota Vyrus 985 C3 4V
Bimota Vyrus 985 C3 4V
Bimota Vyrus 985 C3 4V


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