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The 987 C3 4V from Italian motorcycle manufacturer Vyrus holds the title of most powerful production bike in the world.

At least at the time of its unveiling it did. The Italian manufacturer's latest model retains the traditional look of the Vyrus 984 and 985 motorcycles. Following the same hub-center steering (HCS) recipe, the bike weighs only 154 kg (339 lbs) bringing it very close to MotoGP competition motorcycles territory, which weigh around 148 kg (327 lbs). With its unconventional design, the Vyrus 987 C3 4V comes in three choices of power: the base version develops 170 hp, the second is the 'R' version rated at 184 hp, while the range-topping 'Kompressor' features a supercharger and develops 211 hp. The bike comes with all-new electronics and improved chassis design. The engine behind the these impressive figures is a Ducati-sourced 1198cc V-twin engine.

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VYRUS 987 C3 4V 2009 - Present

VYRUS 987 C3 4V 1198 (170 HP)

engine specs
Type
L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement
1198.4 cm3
Bore X Stroke
4.17 x 2.67 in OR 106 mm
Compression Ratio
12.7:1
Horsepower
170/9750 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
97/8000 lb-ft/RPM OR 132/8000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
transmission specs
Gearbox
6-speed
Clutch
Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Chain
chassis specs
Frame
Double Omega design
Front Suspension
-
Rear Suspension
-
Front Brake
320-mm Twin floating disks
Rear Brake
210-mm single disk
dimension specs
Overall Length
-
Overall Width
-
Seat Height
-
Weelbase
54.9 in OR 1394 mm
Ground Clearance
-
Weight
360 lbs OR 163 kg
Fuel Capacity
3.7 gallons OR 14.0 L
tyres specs
Front
-
Rear
-

VYRUS 987 C3 4V 1198 (184 HP)

engine specs
Type
L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement
1198.4 cm3
Bore X Stroke
4.17 x 2.67 in OR 106 mm
Compression Ratio
-
Horsepower
184/- KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
-
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
transmission specs
Gearbox
6-speed
Clutch
Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Chain
chassis specs
Frame
Double Omega design
Front Suspension
-
Rear Suspension
-
Front Brake
320-mm Twin floating disks
Rear Brake
210-mm single disk
dimension specs
Overall Length
-
Overall Width
-
Seat Height
-
Weelbase
54.9 in OR 1394 mm
Ground Clearance
-
Weight
348 lbs OR 158 kg
Fuel Capacity
3.7 gallons OR 14.0 L
tyres specs
Front
-
Rear
-

VYRUS 987 C3 4V 1198 (211 HP)

engine specs
Type
L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement
1198.4 cm3
Bore X Stroke
4.17 x 2.67 in OR 106 mm
Compression Ratio
-
Horsepower
211/- KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
107/- lb-ft/RPM OR 145/- Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
transmission specs
Gearbox
6-speed
Clutch
Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Chain
chassis specs
Frame
Double Omega design
Front Suspension
-
Rear Suspension
-
Front Brake
320-mm Twin floating disks
Rear Brake
210-mm single disk
dimension specs
Overall Length
-
Overall Width
-
Seat Height
-
Weelbase
54.9 in OR 1394 mm
Ground Clearance
-
Weight
339 lbs OR 154 kg
Fuel Capacity
3.7 gallons OR 14.0 L
tyres specs
Front
-
Rear
-
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