Tom Cruise blows £50k on a Vyrus

Movie star invests in custom-made Bimota spin off

Posted: 31 May 2007
by Visordown News

IF YOU'RE worth around £150m, then splashing out £50,000 on a custom-made motorcycle is hardly going to dent the coffers.

And splashing out is exactly what Cruise has done, by buying a Vyrus 985 C3 4V, a crazy bike that's a fallout from the always deranged Bimota concept house.

Normally on Visordown we wouldn't give Tom Cruise the time of day but it's the bike he's bought that we're interested in.

The bike is pure porn and deserves space on Visordown no matter who's bought one. Well-aged journo Alan Cathcart has ridden one, but, much like all his road tests, you end up finding out a lot about his love for the English language but can't actually work out what the bike's like to ride.

Another incarnation of the Vyrus

Vyrus is an exclusive Italian motorcycle manufacturer based in Rimini, Italy. They're so specialist, they make Bimota look like Honda.

Vyrus initially worked alongside Bimota on the development of the Tesi motorcycle and its hub-center steering centre. They split from the firm and finished the development, marketing the bike as their own.

Currently they have two models: 984 C3 2V and 985 C3 4V, both using one-litre Ducati engines. The 984 has a V-twin 2-valve Ducati engine which develops a claimed 90bhp. The 985 has V-twin 4-valve Ducati engine which develops a claimed 150bhp. That's more like it.

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Posted: 31/05/2007 at 09:52

I don't know much about the above bikes but it must be one hell of a bike to be worth that much. Tom Cruise is top in his field [movie star] and everything he does is at the top of the scale. His activities throughout the world are scutinized by the media so his behaviour has to be exemplary in everything he does. Top bike, top man

Thanks for the story

Posted: 01/06/2007 at 06:33

that ferking exhaust looks like summit off an old russian sidecar outfit

surely they could have made the whole bike look good

the one responsible for that exhaust needs dragging by his danglys for a good english mile

hey tom if you read this get them off there fat lazy arses and make them design a system fit for that bike:burnout:

Posted: 02/06/2007 at 19:04

That is just plain ugly.

Posted: 02/06/2007 at 19:06

ahh whats wrong with that bike

i ma sure the company made that bike knew something about bike building mey there is a purpose for that exhaust to be there so the haters ur just jelous because u dont have this bike

Posted: 04/08/2010 at 18:30

It's not the exhaust .. It's the fire extinguisher .. It's automatically triggered when shortarse falls off .. Unless he wears his platform boots .

Posted: 05/08/2010 at 07:34

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