Vyrus 986 M2 priced at $34,000

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According to an interview Motoblog.it conducted with Ascanio Rodorigo, the Vyrus 986 M2 will retail for €25,000 when it goes on sale in September. Additionally, there’ll be a trackday version sold sans engine — €16,950 — while the Moto2 race version will go for €55,000. That’s actually, as Vyrus promised, seriously affordable. The Suter Moto2 bike costs €70,000 while Mapfre Aspar’s RSV cost €145,000.

There’s not an awful lot of specs on the 986 M2 yet, other than that in race trim it’ll make a Moto2 standard 134bhp and weigh a Moto2 standard 135kg.

More photos at Motoblog.it.

  • Michael

    I’m a fan.

  • 2ndderivative

    This will get me to watch Moto2.

  • Glenngineer

    Awesome, but what a nut buster of a tank.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Tank reminds me of the Benelli Tornado:


    • http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=305107 stickfigure

      Seriously. I have multiple friends who have had serious groin injuries because of sportbike-style tanks. I’d rather break my femurs going over the handlebars, thank you.

  • Frosty_spl

    Boom! I was right!

  • Barry

    Priced “Just So”. So close to being reasonable, but so far away. Come on Powerball!

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      There’s going to be a lot of bikes at this price point once the 1190RS debuts next month. I think $35k is to exotic superbikes what $200k is to exotic supercars.

      • Barry

        @Wes: you’re probably right. I liked it when “exotic” things like my ’98 916 were sub 20k new(and anything over 10k was “expensive”). But that WAS a while ago. Like I said, it’s close to being within stretching reach for the moderately affluent, and more interesting than similarly-priced exotics. I’d say they hit a pretty smart price-point really. Now how can I wedge a Moto Guzzi V7 sport with a supercharger into that thing?

  • http://rohorn.blogspot.com rohorn

    Just looked at the provisional 2011 Moto2 list – no Vyrus to be found. Yet?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      A team would need to buy it first.

      • http://rohorn.blogspot.com rohorn

        True – but no Bimota HB4 entries, either.