Originally Posted by Croak
Thing is, you should be able to ride more than 80-100 miles on the Motus before stopping for fuel. Add to that long range hard panniers and more provisions for farkles.
It should also handle quite a bit better and be significantly lighter.
The fact that it's a "simple" pushrod motor should make service less costly and less frequent.
Also, chain drive, which some of us still prefer over shafts.
I could see it being able to replace both my bikes (a hooligan and a sport-tourer). There's a lot to like about the Motus concept for a lot of riders. Other than the price. And if you think about how many riders DO own both a "fun" bike and a touring rig (and buy new), if this one bike could replace two, you could possibly convince yourself it's not a bad deal.
Now all Motus has to do is convince buyers that ABS is not important. ABS seems to be a big deal these days.