DucCutters: Vyrus 985 C3 4V (Ascanio Rodorigo)

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Bimota Vyrus 985 C3 4V

Project By: Ascanio Rodorigo )

With its curiously stripped-down the Vyrus 4v is one of the most distinctive on the planet. Given that the Italian machine weights a 157kg (346.1 lbs.) dry and is by the 150 bhp four-valve V-twin engine Ducati’s 999R flagship, also not much doubt it’s also one of the fastest.

Looks Familiar

The strange, shape of the Vyrus might be familiar, even if its name is Two years ago Bimota unveiled a The Tesi 2D that looked like this. It was powered by 992cc aircooled Monster and had a chassis based on that of the 1 D, the revolutionary hub-center-steered machine failure bankrupted Bimota a ago.

This bike is but different in two key respects. Firstly, its sold under the name — the firm that both this bike and the 2 D (though few of those were Vyrus run by racer/engineer Ascanio is a Rimini-based outfit whose staff of just five even Bimota seem

Secondly, Ducati’s 999R is much more sophisticated, and twice as powerful as the Tesi humble air-cooled unit buy motors directly from and pause only to unbolt the standard water pump is replaced by an electric pump) bolting the 999cc V-twin the minimalist aluminum frame

Does It Feel As Extreme As It

Nothing quite prepares you for the of riding the Vyrus. The view the fairly tall but slim seat is of a short perspex above a rectangular, high-tech panel featuring a bar techo and a of fast-moving digital numbers. A of tape was stuck over prototype’s row of warning lights, were otherwise too bright production bikes will a more elegant Solution

The slender aluminum top yoke has a bolt-head sticking up on either rather than a telescopic poking through it. The clip-on are wide and quite low, a conventional sports bike-riding If you glance down to your you can see a red steering rod.

0n the left a carbon air duct stretches past the headlight; the front sits in front of your

The highly-strung Vyrus sounds even at a standstill as its high Desmo motor snarls those carbon cans. I pull away, that is joined by a sharp screech as the dry clutch struggles with the tall first gear. But into its stride the Vyrus is fast and responsive.

What’s It Like To Ride?

hopped-up 999R motor is flexible, so I don’t have to pay to the tacho That leaves time to concentrate on the chassis, performs well. In hairpin I’m conscious of the handlebars turning, because the Tesi-style linkage doesn’t give a 1: 1 ratio between bar and front movement. It isn’t a problem, strange and something I’m you’d get used to before

More distracting, on the twisty around Rimini, is the Vyrus’s to tip into slow bends That’s not a characteristic of previous bikes I’ve ridden, and almost certainly be sorted a little fine-tuning. for which plenty of scope. Tile angle can be adjusted between trail between 80mm and

A less steep geometry probably give a more feel for road use, losing the bike’s quick-steering

At higher speeds the cornering is more linear and the handling is notably in the way that the reasonably front suspension carries on if you brake hard into bends, keeping the bike stable. The Vyrus’s exceptional control under pressure allows maximum use of its non-radial Brembo system, which is than adequate for such a bike.

The air shock at the rear does a good job, the bike taut and stable accelerating hard out of turns. I to hold those clip-ons when I hit the occasional straight and the Vyrus growls for-ward fierce and seemingly never-ending

Occasional wheelies are irresistible, and given its weight and a wheelbase of 1375mm. Less impressive is to stop to reposition the carbon mudguard, which shifts I land the front wheel too on one occasion.

Any Problems?

This Marelli-based injection system requires finetuning, though, although the Vyrus responds at high revs, lower the range it isn’t quite as as I recall the standard 999R

The bike responds with a but definite snatch as I dial in a of throttle mid-turn. Its injection has been modified by the Vyrus who also designed the titanium system whose downpipes are diameters, to suit their The Bimota Tesi 2D that I a couple of years ago had an excellent response, and I don’t doubt Rodorigo will get this working just as well.

Can I Get One And What Will It Cost?

I arrive at Misano for the prototype’s evening shakedown Rodorigo was to refine the prototype’s set-up so it be used on the production machines. of the first batch was well way with a couple of bikes built. The small number of 4v machines that will be this year will about �38,000 ($70,000

At that price he’s aware that every has to be absolutely right.

Bimota Vyrus 985 C3 4V

As well I as an engineer Rodorigo is an accomplished and development rider, so the Vyrus 4v just be one of the world’s most neatly engineered, fastest, looking and most expensive bikes. It will also be one of the

Originanlly printed in Motor News — June 14,


Vyrus Divisione at 64th International Motorcycle (November 2006)

The 985 C3 4V is the Top of Vyrus The natural evolution of desire to and build motorcycles of a very technological concept and quality out of common.

Impossible to sum up all details compound this machine. The lay out of Omega is billet frame double swing harms are out from 7020 Peralluman tempring alloy. The 999R Testastretta engine, with 4 per cylinder, gives 150hp and to special mapping results is smart and progressive, already from 2500 rpm.

The system has been engineered an advanced software simulating like in Formula 1 technologies, by 2 different tubes of different

The water cooling system, in preview, is controlled by a special pump managed by The Electronic Unit that insures a optimization of temperature and a considerable of weight. Very effective in temperature are 2 special radiator V under the engine, working by of heat.

The front frame is a monocoque fibre jewel, works as logger support, headlight Air-Box volume, fuel holder, steering axle holder, a beauty of engineering, a News in motorcycle production

Everything’s reveals incredible drive sensations, easy going into curves, and direction movements.

The bike safety at the maximum bending and velocity, always in safe and stability of front end; is only of driver’s. Agility and showed in changing of direction are than any other proved.

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