Vyrus 987 C3 4V – Click above for high-res image gallery

Generally speaking, though there are a number of different classes of motorcycles in the world, there are a few universal truths that span all makes and models. Chief amongst these similarities is the fact that the bike's rider always grips a handlebar that's attached directly to the front forks, which in turn clamp down on the front wheel, thereby providing steering and suspension duties. Even this, though, isn't quite as universal as you might think.

Proof thereof can be seen from tiny Italian motorcycle manufacturer Vyrus, which is headed up by Ascanio Rodorigo, a man who worked with the famed Massimo Tamburini at Bimota in the early '80s. (You'll want to see our image gallery below for an explanation on how the front of the bike is held together). This 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.

[Source: Gizmag]

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