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Old 02-01-2013, 02:42 AM   #2069
Home Brew Adventurer
Joined: Jun 2002
Location: West Central MN
Oddometer: 727
I can only imagine what the Motus would be like based on my own experience owning and riding motorcycles. What I see from the specs is a machine that has the power/torque of the BMW K1600 but weighs ~200lbs less and with a much shorter wheelbase. The weight & dimensions of the Motus are pretty close to my current ride which is a Multistrada1200. The Mutly has ~135Hp/85Tq and is an absolute joy to ride, I can hardly imagine what that bike would be like with 160Hp/130tq available at a more relaxed rpm. The multi I own has the selectable power modes and traction control but no ABS or active suspension. I wouldn't miss the power modes and I don't feel that lack of ABS is a show stopper either.

A low production, hand-built exotic, with an American style motor, what's not to like. I could see myself on one, even at $30k. I would certainly consider it if and when I decide to pull the trigger on a new touring bike, I hope it will be available so that I have the choice.

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