The Vyrus 986 M2 Moto2 race bike is perhaps one of the most beautiful machines to grace the pages of Asphalt & Rubber, as it comes with ample portions of avant-garde design and outside-of-the-box chassis design inklings.
We also like the Vyrus 986 M2 because its true to the ethos of the Moto2 class, where chassis designers were free to build around a spec-motor and racing package.
But, instead of getting a buffet of wild designs, we saw a race to the middle. The differences between the chassis provided by companies like Suter, Kalex, FTR are so minute that the smallest of changes can shake up the standings on race day.
It’s something we have talked about before, here at A&R, but the short explanation is that race teams are conservative entities, and developing a radically new chassis is a massive undertaking full of risks.
Well, it look like Vyrus is up to the the task and that danger, as the company is going racing with its Vyrus 986 M2 design in the Spanish CEV Moto2 Championship.
On the bike will be former Red Bull Rookie Bradley Ray. The 17-year-old Englishman comes with an impressive racing record in the development class, finishing fourth in the 2014 edition.
The Moto2 class in the Spanish CEV is a brutal entry for any rider and team, so Ray and Vyrus will have their work cut out for them, especially as they develop the hub-center steering package featured on the Vyrus 986 M2. We wish them the best of luck.