Vyrus 987 C3 V4, World’s Most Powerful Production Motorcycle

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Vyrus recently revealed its latest contraption, the 987 C3 V4 naked superbike. The machine is more powerful than Suzuki’s Hayabusa, Ducati’s Desmosedici RR or Kawasaki’s ZZR1400.

The 4VV is the lightest and most powerful of four Vyrus variants. The base model 984 C3 2V comes with a 100 bhp two valve 1000DS air-cooled Ducati engine, weighs just 150 kg (a MotoGP bike weighs 148 kg) and sells for 33,400 euros (US$47,000).

Next is the 985 C3 4V, which weighs in at 157 kg, uses a 155 bhp 999R water-cooled Testastretta Ducati engine and costs 50,000 euros (US$70,500). Second from top is the 155 kg 987 C3 4V which sells for 55,000 euros (US$77,500) and uses a water-cooled 1098R 1198cc Ducati engine producing 184 bhp

Finally, the range-topping 987 C3 4V V takes the 987 C3 4V and adds 10,000 euros, a supercharger, three kilograms, 27 bhp and the title of being the world’s fastest production motorcycle, reported.

The Vyrus name, however might not sound familiar for most of you, but its background is extremely solid. The engineers of the company are experienced in high-class motorcycles, as many of them worked for companies like Ducati or Bimota. The company is headed up by Ascanio Rodorigo, a man who worked with the famed Massimo Tamburini at Bimota in the early '80s.

Tamburini’s son, Andrea, also has a company of its own, and recently introduced the Tamburini T1, a bike based on one of the most beautiful naked bikes ever built, the MV Agusta Brutale.
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