The Vyrus 986 M2 Moto2 is one of the most radical superbikes to ever come out of Italy, or anywhere in the world for that matter. Other than that crazy hub-center steering front-end, it is also bedecked with GP-level electronics and enough carbon-fibre to make a Zonda wince. As you’d expect, with such high amounts of sophistication, the price tag also shoots up to something in the stratosphere. Read, an arrhythmia-inducing €55,000 (Rs 38 lakh) for the full-blown Moto2 version. Still, it is actually quite cheap, if you compare it to the price of other comparable Moto2 machines.
There’s hope for those will smaller bank balances who still want a Vyrus in their garage though.
For a mere €10,000 (about Rs 20 lakh), Vyrus will take your plain-Jane Honda CBR600RR and turn it into a 986 M2. The caveat – there’s always one, isn’t it? – is that you have to supply the donor Honda too.
For that money, Vyrus will sell you virtually every component on the Vyrus 986 M2 kit, which includes the full GP electronics, top of the line wheels, suspension, and brakes. Of course there is a bevy of composite choices to be made, and most of them aren’t cheap either, like the self-supporting front and rear body sections made out of carbon fiber, a €7,200 option.
But hey, if you have the money to splurge, it is a small price to pay for an unique motorcycle that shares its pedigree with the one in Tom Cruise’s garage somewhere in Hollywood.