From 750 parts to Vyrus in three minutes

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Vyrus_Assembly.jpgFormerly known as the Bimota Tesi, now known as the Vyrus after its chief engineer Ascanio Rodorigo founded his own company, it’s built from 750 of the sexiest parts you’ll ever see. Watch as those parts are transformed into a working motorcycle in three minutes thanks to the miracle of time lapse photography.  >

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  • Mike

    Very cool. For that guy to know enough about the Vyrus to assemble it in one day is pretty amazing.

  • will

    Impressive as hell! Shame about the name and Spiderman/Playstation font.

    • stempere

      Agreed on the font, that font is ugly and i don’t get why they use it on so much stuff. Using helvetica (for exemple) on 50 different objets is ok it’s not as identifiable. When people see helvetica then don’t think about anything (ok they think about 50 so they don’t focus on one), when people see this one they think spidy an PS3 ; although i get why a brand would like to capitalise on those brands/movie/franchise/whatever i think it’s a shame they don’t think their product is good enought to make an impression on it’s own.

      “thanks to the miracle of time lapse photograph”
      Don’t forget stop motion (even more a “miracle” considering the amount of work) used at the moment where parts move by themselves.

      • will

        Exactly, the problem is, it’s not a Lifan scooter, the product IS very well designed and stands on its own. It’s too bad the branding doesn’t approach the impressiveness and intricacy of the machine.

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  • Jacko

    First, there is no way of telling how long it took to assemble, thats the thing with making films it could have taken weeks. Second, Im pretty sure he’s one of the 5 guys at the factory/shop that developed and produce these so he probably knows a bit about them.

  • Gary Sideburn

    To say the Vyrus was formerly know as the Bimota Tesi is a little confusing. Vyrus developed this bike, then Bimota badge-engineered the bike to update their Tesi family, calling it the Tesi 2D. So, for a time you could by a Vyrus built by Vyrus or a Bimota Tesi 2D built by Vyrus. Bimota never built it. It was a mistake, on the surface at least, for Vyrus as now everyone thinks the Vyrus is a copy of the Tesi, when in fact, it uses the same principles of hub-centre steering as the original Tesi, but updated and refined.
    Bimota’s 3D Tesi was developed in-house, independently of Vyrus, and has the tubular, fabricated front swingarm. G

  • Kidchampion

    Does the hub center steering work, or work better? I have a Cycle World with the Tesi on the cover and an initial review of the bike and they describe often having to work against the steering rather than it feeling like an improvement. Maybe it’s evolved since then. They have a beautiful Tesi on the floor at Beverly Hills Ducati (along with a handful of other collectibles) and it is something to behold.

  • stempere

    “thanks to the miracle of time lapse photography”

    The video also uses a bit of stop motion, in the moment where part move by themselves.
    Cool video.

  • Hobo Mike

    All motorcycles should be available in pieces/kit form!

  • GasBreather09

    very interesting machine indeed…..but man it’s ugly. I still want to take one to the track and just flick it through some twisties