Though the company was originally involved in developing (what became) the Bimota Tesi, Vyrus eventually branched out, becoming an independent boutique marque in 2001. Since then, they’ve been building ultra-exclusive Ducati-powered, hub-center-steered two-wheeled exotics, and while all of the Coriano company’s models are incredibly unique, Vyrus’ latest offering — the Alyen — is its most wild design to date.
Presumably given its name due to its alien-appearance, the new Vyrus maintains it predecessors’ hub-center steering configuration, though is powered by Ducati’s 202hp 1,285cc Superquadro L-Twin engine, which is acts as an integral stressed-member in Vyrus’ double-omega-design frame — a magnesium structure with a self-supporting composite subframe and push-rod twin-pivot suspension front and aft. A combination of composite and carbon fiber, the bulbous radiator shrouds, headlight nacelle and flyscreen, and hand-guards (with integrated LED indicators) give the Alyen a sleek and futuristic aesthetic that’s further helped along by the sharp Alcantara seat and carbon under-tail dual exhausts. The bike also has Brembo GP4 series and Rotobox’s new forged carbon fiber “Bullet” wheels. Pricing hasn’t been revealed, though Vyrus’ previous models — that include the supercharged 987 C3 4V, which was the world’s most powerful production motorcycle upon its release – have typically come in around the six-figure mark.