Vyrus goes racing


Catch the Vyrus at a MotoGP round this season. photo: motoblog.it

If you fancy race bikes and get excited when someone thinks outside the box, check out the new Moto2 machine from Vyrus.

The manufacturer of Italian exotics introduced the 986 M2 race bike at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy — and it’s a looker.

Like all Moto2 bikes, the 986 M2 is powered by a 600 cc Honda engine and will ride on Dunlop tires. The motorcycle’s unique chassis features hub-centre steering.

To keep the costs down the bike also has restricted electronics, as per Moto2 rules. It will, however, be the only bike on the grid with a swingarm ahead of the engine.


  1. I really thought there would have been more experimentation in the class but this is the first one that really doesn’t look like the others.

  2. Vyrus is a small, exclusivist Italian motorcycle manufacturer based in Rimini, Italy.
    Well, here’s a surprise:
    “Vyrus initially worked alongside Bimota on the evolutionary development of Bimota’s “Tesi” motorcycle.
    The “Tesi”, meaning Thesis in Italian, had its origins as a university engineering project linked to Massimo Tamburini.
    The Tesi design was easily distinguished by the use of its Hub-center steering front suspension arrangement.”

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