Vyrus 985 C3 V4 Legalized in Singapore, First Bike Rolling on the Streets

If anything, the Vyrus motorcycles are among the most intriguing bikes money can buy. The good news is that the first Vyrus was homologated as road-legal in Singapore, apparently being not only the single Vyrus rolling on the streets of Singapore, but possible the first such machine in all Asia.
Vyrus 985 C3 V4 1 photo
Photo: Vyrus
Now, some may be overly happy and hope for a proper dealership in Singapore. Their reason makes sense, as Vyrus already lists a local dealer in the country, but stepping on its floor with a check book at hand will not be enough to ride a Vyrus back home, as it sometimes is the case with other manufacturers.

Vyrus machines are hand-made bikes which are tailored to each customer’s preferences and biometrics, with the 4-months long process resulting in machines which comply with their customers down to the minutest of details. And with almost every piece the Vyrus bikes are made of can be customized, it’s pretty safe to assume that finding two identical ones will be a very hard task. Official Vyrus sources surfaced a press piece which details the process of building a bike: “they want the customer to fly to their workshop in Italy to select the various options and size the bike according to the customer.”

“They want the customer to meet the people who will be building the bike. It is meant to be a personal experience […] how often do you get to meet the CEO of the manufacturer and the engineers that build your bike?”

The first Vyrus to prowl the streets of Singapore is a 985 C3 V4 beast, equipped with a Ducati 999S Testastretta engine and an aftermarket Microtec ECU. The engine breathes out though dual Zard underseat exhausts and is good for 155 horsepower. A construction of Alutec and carbon fiber, the Vyrus 985 C3 V4 proudly shows off its naked body, and tips the scales at only 157 kg (346.6 lbs), just a bit over the weight of the high-the Ducati Panigale Superleggera.

Suspensions are provided by the Bologna-based racing masters Mupo for both swingarms. Swingarms, because the Vyrus machines come with center-hub steering, hence their ultra-radical styling. The price of the Vyrus machines is always a thing which must take a huge number of factors into account, but complete kits you can build yourself appears to start around the €16,000 ($21,800) mark. The Singapore machine is already being tested by local media so we’re most likely going to hear more from it.

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