Most Powerful Production Motorcycle in the World

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  1. TheWeasel

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    The latest machine from Vyrus is called the 987 C3 4V, and one version of the bike – weighing just 339 pounds and boasting a reported 211 horsepower from its Ducati-sourced 1198cc V-twin engine, boosted by the presence of a supercharger – carries the title of the Most Powerful Production Motorcycle in the World.

    Two other versions of the 987 are available, each lacking a supercharger but still offering either 170 or 184 horsepower and weighing under 360 pounds. Consider that power-to-weight ratio for a moment. Acceleration, thy name is Vyrus 987. Pricing ensures that this bike will remain exclusive, starting at a hair under $70,000 for the base version and possibly topping $100,000 for the range-topping Supercharged edition.

    More pictures: http://www.luxist.com/gallery/vyrus-987-c3-4v
     
  2. mild83

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    Impressive, but hideous beyond belief.
     
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    I like it because a bike that badass deserves to have goofy fighterjet looks.

    Front swingarm suspension is :bowdown:

    Next they just need to make a 2wd sportbike. :bowdown:
     
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    where do I put the milk?
     
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    front swingarm looks b a but weird ... i still like it though
     
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    I was all :eek3: as I looked at the bike, and had to scroll back up and look again.

    wow

    But seriously, how many different Ninjas can I have in my garage for $70k?
    Or just a few Ninjas with some of my own special tweaking? Yea.

    2wd is doable. Put an alternator on the front wheel (a real alternator, not just a generator) that can either generate electricity during normal riding, or provide power under certain demands. A pancake motor would work. It wouldn't even need to provide that much HP. Heck, if you threw in a little bigger battery, you'd have yourself a "hybrid" bike!
     
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    I would dig it there was some type of front fairing, that huge gap kills any type of aesthetic beauty.
     
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    There's a 2wd R1 that uses a hydraulic pump to transfer energy to the front wheel.

    They said in lose/wet surfaces the traction efficiency is actually greater than that of a RWD bike meaning that on slippery surfaces you actually get better MPG with the hydraulicly driven front wheel. The drivetrain losses are minimal on dry surfaces.

    This really intrigued me, why has no one made an AWD car with each wheel running on its own hydraulic pump? It would reduce weight, reduce drivetrain loss, and reduce the physical size of the drive train allowing for better weight distribution and smaller cars with more space. If you had a variable vane pump then whenever the engine was under load you could run it at its most efficient RPM and use the pump as the transmission. If only I had the capital and the engineering knowledge...
     
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    I'm sure it's been explored before and there has to be some reason that it's not in mass use.
     
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    Electric motors have been around 100+ years, and look how long it took to get hybrids... and now MAYBE Chevy will actually deliver on the Volt? Sometimes the only reason is because it's easy to do tomorrow what was done yesterday. I'd love to experiment with putting a pancake motor on one of my bikes. I might even do that with the Eliminator 125 I have, just for kicks.
     
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    is white white?
     
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    Werd.. it's pretty awesome..

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    Im sold.
     
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    its cool but what's the performance advantage being insanely awesome
     
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    What about Boss Hoss? They are 350-450hp.
     
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    so, whacking the throttle tickles my balls for a min or two but how does this animal handle
     
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    front swing arm setups have already been tried and i think ruled out as an inferior design, i wouldn't want one for that reason alone, but to each their own as some people like characteristically different bikes

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    they are also 1200lbs.
     
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    i saw one that was a 572 chevy over bike week with 1001hp but i noooo traction at all
     

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