“A story of passion, art and expertise. An essence of innovation in the motorcycle world. The idea of what we expect the future to be” – Nothing quite sums up the Alyen 988 like Vyrus themselves.
Vyrus may not be a household name or industry titan, but the small Italian manufacturer thinks well beyond its size. For those unfamiliar with the masterpieces signed by Vyrus, they have been shaping the dreams of worldwide customers for three decades, pushing the boundaries on what a superbike is and what can become. Over the past 30 years, they have earned a reputation for designing unconventional and outrageous superbikes using powerful engines and making them effective and successful.
Using the elements as a guide for their designs and the most cutting-edge materials available, the Alyen is the latest product of the trailblazing Vyrus mind. We have known that Ascanio Rodorigo has been working on the Alyen for some time now. Still, the result of his tireless hours is beyond what even the most optimistic within the industry could have believed. Vyrus is not reinventing the wheel with the Alyen, but they are going someway to reinvent the motorcycle.
On release, Vyrus said this about their latest creation: “Nothing has a conventional behaviour, innumerable invention and technologies, as well as the design proportion and volumes that are totally reinvented. We approached Alyen with a philosophical attitude, emphasizing art expression as the essence of an artistic concept for traditional motorcycling use. It’s the actual idea of what the future is expecting from us.”
The behaviour, the proportions, the volumes and the technology are different to anything we have ever seen before. Although, as a motorcycle enthusiast, it is easy to speak too soon, this feels as though it could be a historic moment to look back on in the industry’s future. Next to the Alyen, many other bikes on the market look nothing short of obsolete. The unique experience one feels while driving the Vyrus may push it into a category all of its own. The body of this bike is made forward with bold and decisive shapes and an unmistakable thought towards a new dimension that must explore with an open mind and a thoughtful eye.
They started their project with the 1285cc V-Twin engine as the base of their design, building from the inside out. From there, they designed a chassis that included pendulum suspension on either side, later adding a unique fairing. And the unconventional decisions only continue, with Ascanio Rodorigo and his team deciding against a regular fork while opting for a unique hydraulic-wired steering suspension system. The swingarm at the front and the hub-centre steering system keep the Alyen agile in the corners thanks to its incredible weight distribution. The bike comes with a two-cylinder water-cooled 1300 cc engine and a six-speed gearbox to ensure you will never be short on power or smooth riding. In fact, this futuristic bike has 205 horsepower beneath its modern design, reaching 10,500 RPM.
The Vyrus Alyen is sleek and sophisticated, mixed with power and poise. It is designed to be the pure essence of joy you feel when letting loose down an open stretch of country road, listening to the roar of the engine echo between the hills.
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Article edit by Seb Jenkins
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