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Old 09-23-2009, 11:10 AM   #1
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MOTUS: New Sport Tourer to be built in Alabama

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Old 09-23-2009, 01:12 PM   #2
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who is the company?
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:22 PM   #3
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who is the company?
Motus?

another new company on the scene
along w/ these engineers
http://prattmiller.com/news.php?NewsID=842

i'm sure it's not gonna be cheap

Reverend12: you have any inside info?
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:23 PM   #4
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I'm all for having options in the marketplace. What I can make out looks pretty nifty.
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:24 PM   #5
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ooooooo -- "a scandolous exhuast note."

I love these sites that tout illustrations (rather than bikes) . . . . vaporware is not limited to the software industry.

apologies to all invovled if this is a real try at a product, but, if it is, check your marketing guy's purple prose before it gets posted ;-}
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:25 PM   #6
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:35 PM   #7
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Here's a link to the Birmingham News article:

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Old 09-23-2009, 01:37 PM   #8
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Motus was first announced on the Kneeslider back in April:

http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...-breaks-cover/

Good luck to them.
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:25 PM   #9
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No inside info, but I'am gonna stay on top of this. And Your right, probably ain't gonna be very affordable compared to an FJR or a Connie..but it is cool being built here in Birmingham.
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:51 PM   #10
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Hmmmm, let's see - what other purpose-built, liquid-cooled V-4 engine has already been approved for USA emissions? Whatever the price ends up, it is good to see a new American cycle company developing something much more interesting than an air-cooled, hard-tailed, TLC channel wannabe.
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:58 PM   #11
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I'm going to guess the price of admission will be in the 22-24K range.
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:43 AM   #12
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One of the designers was active a few months ago on Sport-Touring.Net collecting information on what people wanted in their dream ST machine.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:25 AM   #13
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It looks like a vaginal crease....
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:39 PM   #14
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I'm paying attention.......

Any connection with the LeMans winning Z06's has me on board! A simple (hyd. valve) engine in a contemporary chassis/light weight has to be a winner....direct gasoline injection, good luggage all built at an American price will compete favorably with offshore offerings.....take a look at the new RT.....can you say product cheapening? As the dollar crumbles, a domestic product will become well priced....I've signed up for the Motus email list. Bruce
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:45 PM   #15
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Well, lets see. The Saab 93 had a V-4 engine, but was from a European Ford.

Those exhaust headers close to your leg look to be a little hot. Engine that size won't be light either.

Another answer to a question nobody asked?
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