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Design Student Imagines KTM EX-C Freeride With Swappable Battery
Sometimes ambition outweighs budget.
03 March 2021
The Vyrus Alyen Looks Space Travel-Ready
Felt cute, might go interstellar later.
06 April 2020
Yikes! First photos of the road-legal Vyrus 986 M2
These are the first photos of the road-legal version of the Vyrus 986 M2. Originally designed to compete in Moto2, the hub-center-steered bike fits a Honda CBR600RR motor in a prototype, omega-frame chassis. If that's not weird enough, the rear shock is mounted transverse. Yours for 40 large. What’s hub-center steering? Conventional telescopic forks dominate motorcycle design because they’r...
20 April 2012
Vyrus 986 M2 prepares to race
The futuristic Vyrus 986 M2 will see its first race outing this weekend at Jerez as part of the Spanish CEV championship. That series has seen a Moto2 class in-operation since 2010 and is a popular test bed for smaller teams not yet ready to make the leap to the World Championship. The thing is, this bike is significantly different from the original concept we unveiled in February. Look at thi...
14 April 2011
Vyrus 986 M2: thinking outside Honda’s box
How do you mechanically distinguish a bike in a racing class limited by spec engines and a minimum weight limit? So far, every Moto2 bike has been a variation on a theme — conventional perimeter frames and telescopic forks that seem to mimic the CBR600RR which donates its engine — with an air-intake through the headstock forming a notable technological innovation. Tiny Italian maker Vyrus’s ...
10 February 2011
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