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Vyrus Aylen 988 announced

The Vyrus Aylen 988 uses the firm’s own design of frame, swingarms and bodywork, with a 1299 Panigale engine at its heart

ITALIAN motorcycle builder Vyrus has never been a brand to produce quiet, unassuming motorcycles for shy, retiring types. Their latest bike, the Vyrus Aylen 988, is a futuristic-looking sportsbike/naked, that takes the Vyrus concept to the next level.

Powered by a 1298cc, L-twin from the older generation Ducati Panigale, the bike makes use of Vyrus’ now trademark front end design. Looking eerily similar to that of the Bimota Tesi H2 that was unveiled last year, the bike runs a hub-centre steering set up, held in place by two burly front swingarms. The steering system is controlled by a series of complex linkages and levers that transmit the rider’s actions through to the front wheel.

Aside from the funky front end, the bike is a technical tour de force featuring self-suspended bodywork and fuel tank and even some lovely looking carbon fibre exhausts.

If there is one slightly confusing thing about the new Aylen, it’s regarding the category of bike it actually is. It’s got the chassis and engine of a sportsbike, very little fairing to speak of and then some weird handguards that almost look like they’ve come off a supermoto!

And the price for all this carbon fibre excess? Well, if you have to ask it’s probably too expensive and anyway, no official price has been announced. With most of Vyrus’ previous bikes sailing in around the $90k mark, we’d expect this to be a little bit more at least!

For more information or to enquire further about this bike, head to: vyrus.it

Vyrus Aylen 988 specs

Engine type

  Ducati L-twin shaped 90° Desmo drive

Bore

  116 mm

Stroke

  70.8 mm

Displacement

  1285 cc

Compression ratio

  11,3:1

Lubrication system

  forced by gear pump

Cooling system

  Water-cooled

Power

 205bhp @ 10.500 rpm

Gearbox

  6 speed

Clutch

  wet clutch

Fuel injection

  Electronic Injection

Front suspension

  Push Rod Twin Pivot Vyrus

Rear suspension

  Push Rod Twin Pivot Vyrus

Frame

  Vyrus Magnesium double omega design combined with a self-supporting composite Body

Steering System

 Vyrus Hydraulic Wired Steering System

Caster angle

  17° to 25°

Trail

  84 mm to 112 mm

Front tire

  120/70 ZR 17

Rear tire

  200/60 ZR17

Fuel tank capacity

  11 lt

Wheelbase

  1575 mm

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