Vyrus plans to run hub-center steered 986 M2 Factory racebike in Moto2

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Vyrus plans to run hub-center 986 M2 Factory racebike in Moto2

The 986 M2 Factory

Boutique Italian company Vyrus is hoping to a real shake-up in top-level by entering its radically unorthodox 986 M2 Factory in the heavily standardized competition. With the same engine, tires and electronics as its the Vyrus bike is more or a controlled experiment in the racetrack of hub-center steering.

It will be the time in decades that seen a machine enter racing without a set of traditional forks at the front end. If it it has a real chance at causing a revolution in the sportsbike world. Oh, and streetbike and kit versions available

Very exciting news.


Hub-center steering has managed to become popular on – presumably due to the added cost and turning circle offered by systems. Or maybe just it looks weird, and motorcyclists can be resistant to change despite rebellious image.

But while it may have some deficits around town, steering almost magically some of the most serious issues inherent in bikes telescopic forks. There’s no dive under brakes, for – so the bike’s weight balance neutral and the suspension stays in its traction management zone of the time. You can stay off the brakes what seems suicidally as master bike tester Cathcart once put it. and with the separation of steering from there seems no limit on how you can push it in corners.

Cathcart these comments after Vyrus’s last attention-grabbing the 211-horsepower, 1200cc Vyrus 985 C3 4V .

to get the best out of this sort of system, you need to be hunting for on a racetrack – but since Yamaha’s of nearly 20 years ago, of the major factories other BMW have bothered much anything but telescopic forks.

So it will be fascinating to see how Vyrus when it takes its brand new 986 M2 Factory racer out and pits it some of the world’s best chassis designers on Moto2’s stage.

The Vyrus 986 M2 Factory

Any about weight can be laid to immediately: the Vyrus Moto2 tips the scales right on the mandated minimum weight for a racer. In fact, if anything, note that the weight is lower in the frame and closer to the engine mass than on a bike with its heavily headstock area.

Likewise, the gorgeous frame, milled aerospace-grade aluminum, cradles the from beneath as another departure from the frame of much any other Moto2

Bodywork is limited to a bellypan, a simple pointy nosecone and a unit that functions as tank and lower fairing. The unit seems almost to into thin air, it’s really attached to the top of the of the homologation CBR600RR motor.

The steering is actuated through own VSS system, which takes the input and transmits it to the front through a double-action hydraulic ram runs under the length of the swingarm. It’s notable Cathcart made no complaints of or indirect feel through the end when he test-rode the 985 C3 4V (this has been regarded as the weak of hub-center steering) and it seems might have it licked.


Vyrus has clearly its intent of racing in the Moto2 — but the 986 M2 will likely its racing career in lower-level and international race series. No has been made yet on when see the Vyrus in the GP paddock.

Three versions: race, and kit bike

Three versions of the 986 M2 will be produced. There’ll be the – the full-on race version with titanium, carbon magnesium and all sorts of other as well as motoGP-spec brakes and It is availbel for 54,200 Euros


For those who wish to the Vyrus’ exceptional handling on the the roadgoing Vyrus 986 SL Replica be available for a fairly hefty euros (that’s approx. That includes super-light carbon fairings, custom aluminum wheels, Brembo brake callipers and a Honda HRC computer for maximum performance out of the CBR600 engine.

Expensive, but this bike won’t grab every eyeball on the at a rider meetup, it’s vastly lighter and quicker anything else in its class on the – not to mention its insane handling. dollars buy both prestige AND

And there’s a third option if handy with a spanner; you can get a crashed CBR600RR between and 2011, and buy a Vyrus 986 Replica

The kit comes with the frame, suspension and unpainted bodywork for Euros (that’s approx. to which you add the engine, brakes, system, wiring loom, CPU and from your CBR600RR. another kit coming out this that will let you do the same a Yamaha R6.

The resulting kit bikes be road legal, but they kick some very arse on the racetrack.

These seem a long way out of most buyers’ reach – and yet they’re well in the ballpark of a family so you’d have to think a market there. Either if there’s a chance they can it to the fast guys at the top level of racing, that’s where real value lies.

If a hub-center steered motorcycle the world championship in Moto2, within the same strict electronics and tire restrictions as else … well, the sportsbike is in for a real shakeup – a proper that will lead to phenomenally quick-steering, stable and roadbikes. Wish Vyrus

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