The Vyrus 985. Image from

Thanks to the folks over at, I think I’ve found my next motorcycle to put into the dream garage – the Vyrus 985.

“750 parts to make the lightest motorcycle in the world” – some philosophical words from Ascanio Rodorigo, a Project Manager for Vyrus Motorcycles.  Their belief is that their company is more like a “Bottega”, or a craftstman shop that creates the ultimate hand made motorcycle for their clientele.

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According to an article on, what’s truly unique about the 985 is that it’s “a naked bike with a swingarm front end using hub center steering, a CNC machined frame and powered by a Ducati 999 V Twin.  Based on the Bimota Tesi but completely redesigned, the Vyrus has the engineered look of a high tech purpose built motorcycle, unencumbered by plastic bodywork so you can easily see what makes it tick.”

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Currently, they have 2 motorcycles in their product line – the Vyrus 985 and the Vyrus 984 (where the 984 has a slightly smaller cc engine).

For more information on their company and product line you can visit the official Vyrus website.


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