New Vyrus 986 M2 from Italy
To innovate is an art, and the courage needed to explore new worlds is typical of innovators.
Vyrus proposes a technologically advanced motorcycle with the intent of racing in the Moto 2 category.
Teams that use this machine in national and international competitions can count upon the Vyrus research and development department to develop and assist them at the highest possible level due to 25 years of racing experience.
Here it is from horse’s mouth!
Our objective is to build the bike to beat!
The Vyrus 986 M2 will be produced in three different versions this spring 2011:
1. VYRUS 986 M2 FACTORY is a new bike that the Italian based company presented at the Motor Bike Expo, an interpretation of a Moto2 machine according to Vyrus. 135 kg for 136 hp, lightness and rideability, power and control, the ingredients of the most innovative motorcycle ever produced.
Many are technological solutions that give it it’s very own special character; hydraulic steering, upside down “Omega” frame, double link front and rear suspension, monocoque structural bodywork, low pressure aerodynamic cooling, ground breaking styling and the whole dressed with a sprinkling of the very best accessories like Marchesini forged wheels, Brembo brakes and Zard exhaust just to mention some of them.
The steering is controlled by a double action piston (VSS Vyrus Steering System) housed behind the steering head which transmits the movement to a hydraulic ram (with balanced movement on both sides) placed under the front swingarm. The movement is precise and can be damped by the system by simply reducing the cross sectional area of the oil flow as in a conventional steering damper. The hub center steering, that has distinguished Vyrus bikes for over a decade, works perfectly in this new bike. The system gives great stability and therefore security while braking due to its “anti dive” characteristics, it limits the weight transfer keeping a much more neutral weight distribution between front and rear wheels.
The frame is made of two “Omega” arms milled from solid billet Ergal (aeronautical aluminum alloy). These two spars are bolted to the engine and hold both front and rear swingarms as well as the suspension mounting points. This is the key element of the vehicle. The foot pegs, radiators and funnel, bodywork and engine are all attached to this inverted “Omega” frame.
The suspension is made up of two symmetrical push rods on each side of the swingarms that push two balancer compressing both the shock absorber. This gives a very compact and light system. The push rods and rockers can both be change very easily allowing the suspension to be setup and “tailored” to a riders demands very quickly. This mechanism distributes the forces equally and symmetrically, reducing the torsional forces present in other motorcycle swingarms, the weight and size of these are therefore significantly reduced.
The shock absorbers are specifically built pneumatic Double System units, built entirely from aluminum, that are adjustable for both high and low speed compression and rebound damping. More traditional Ohlins shocks are also available.
The aerodynamics have been studied extensively in complex simulations with fluid dynamic software and will see the use of hours in the wind tunnel to optimize the shapes. The aim of achieving a high coefficient of penetration to improve straight-line speed was achieved without compromising the handling of the vehicle in fast and sudden changes of direction at high velocity. 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. In addition, the cooling system uses radiators placed in a “V” position under the motor that benefit from the faster (therefore lower pressure) external flow to extract more and more hot air from them as the speed increases, thanks to two aerodynamic pockets that can be trimmed depending on the circuit.
The courage to explore new shapes and volumes characterizes the Design.
The original idea of Yutaka Igarashi with the Vyrus team gave life to an extremely rational and well balanced motorcycle. Sam Matthews (former CRC, MV F4) took the ideas and turned them into reality. The body of the bike consists of one self supporting unit that is both tank and fairing, an absolute revolution.
The exhaust system, that uses a traditional 4 into 2 into 1 configuration, ends with a twin nozzle silencer integrated in a mudguard placed under the seat just behind the motor. It is very well protected and does not hinder the rear suspension and represents an innovation in the exhaust pipe world that has not seen new ground breaking solutions from some time. The tubes can be traditional steel or titanium, the silencer has steel internals with a carbon fiber outer.
The wheels are high quality forged aluminum or magnesium alloy Marchesini racing items. They are refined, elegant and super light.
The brakes are Brembos and vary depending on the version of 986. For the racing version we use the famous GP4-RR calipers, that are used on MotoGP bikes, that bite 310mm T-Drive brake disks. At the rear there is a GP-R34 caliper and 220mm disk.
There are Dunlop racing tires on the Moto2 bike and Pirellis on the road version.
2. VYRUS 986 SL Replica is the road legal version for those who wish to enjoy sport riding on an exclusive race developed bike. Advanced technology available and usable in ones own private motorcycle. An object of great prestige whos’ aggressive looks and audacious engineering will grab everyones’ attention and amaze them. The technical solutions of this bike will make it the performance leader of the middle weight sportsbike market segment. 986 M2 is equipped with Alutex fairing, a very light composite material commonly known as “white Carbon”. The wheels package of forged aluminum built-up specifically for Vyrus; the bike stops with Brembo’s monobloc forged brake calipers. The Honda HRC CPU allows to fully exploit the talents of the world famous motor Honda CBR 600 RR; the contained weight is the absolute best of category and handling that results is by far the most exhilarating feeling that the M2 986 offers to its pilot. The bike is complete and complies with the approval Euro 3 engine is available for 24.925 Euros (tax excluded) to the public.
3. VYRUS 986 Replica kit has been designed for sporting amateurs whom wish to have a real Moto2 bike for track use. It is aimed at those who already own a CBR 600 RR (model year from 2007 to 2011) or Yamaha R6 (ready this September) and who want to prepare their bike in a professional manner. This kit uses the brakes, engine, exhaust system, wiring loom, CPU and dashboard from the donor bike and will include frame, wheels, suspension and Alutex bodywork that is left unpainted. The kit will cost 16.542 Euros (tax excluded), and can be assembled by the client in his garage or Vyrus can assemble it at first. Eventually Vyrus can help out for the special painting and anodization. The kit is provided with a use manual with all technical instruction to get a ready to race motorcycle. The scheme of the kit it’s an absolute news in motorcycle world, the toy for big boy!
Vyrus 986 M2 Factory
Type: in-line 4 cylinder, 4 stroke
Bore: 67 mm
Stroke: 42,5 mm
Displacement: 599 cc
Compression ratio: 12,2:1
Lubrification: high pressure oil pump
Cooling system: liquid, VAS Vacuum Air System, CDR Racing radiator
Power: 125 hp at 13000 rpm Torque: 66Nm at 11250 rpm
Valve train: DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Clutch: wet multi-plate
Transmission: 6 speed
Fuel system: electronic fuel injection EFI E4
Exhaust system: titanium Zard down pipes, Vyrus silencer
Front suspension: double rockers with push rods
Rear suspension: double rockers with push rods
Shock absorbers: pneumatic Double System – Ohlins TTX46 (optional)
Chassis: double inverted Omega
Rake: from 18° to 24°
Trail: from 80 mm to 105 mm
Steering System: hydraulic VSS Vyrus Steering System
Front brake: double 310 mm T-Drive Brembo disks with 4 piston Brembo GP4RX calipers
Rear brake: Single 210 mm disk with double opposing piston Brembo racing caliper
Front tyre: 125 75 zr 17 – mt 3.75 Dunlop NTEC
Front wheel: Marchesini 10 spoke forged magnesium
Rear tyre: 195 75 zr 17 – j 6.00 Dunlop NTEC
Rear wheel: Marchesini 10 spoke forged magnesium
Weight: 135 kg
Wheel base: 1325 mm
Seat height: 830 mm
Fuel capacity: 16 liters
Top speed: ND