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Old 10-17-2011, 09:53 AM   #751
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From the consumers perspective, it really is that simple. From a manufacturers perspective, if it's priced to high for too many people, they won't sell enough, and that's not good for business.
Depends on what your 'business' model is as well as your ROI goals are. For some, that exact business model works fine. Define your production goal, determine the price that will move product and not create long wait lists, sell every unit you can. Repeat.

I think that target price to do the above is $25k base, $30k optioned out. I'd love to see those numbers $5k lower for myself to have a realistic chance of owning one.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:54 PM   #752
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Saw it,sat on it and heard it at Barber.Very cool bike,maybe someday....They refused to give ANY pricing info.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:58 AM   #753
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I got to sit on one of the prototypes yesterday. I was impressed, Cherie couldn't understand my excitement though. I want one really bad. My inseam is only 29"; but, the seat design was perfect for me. No problem flat footing it.

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Old 10-23-2011, 12:15 PM   #754
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I got to sit on one of the prototypes yesterday. I was impressed, Cherie couldn't understand my excitement though. I want one really bad. My inseam is only 29"; but, the seat design was perfect for me. No problem flat footing it.
Thanks for that pic...hard to find a good side pic 2 up. Gives me some idea of room. lean angle, leg room, etc. I hope to get hands on with that bike soon.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:23 PM   #755
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Laugh

Hey, that's the same one I sat one ! Well, probably.
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:29 PM   #756
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Wow, that looks really comfortable and roomy. But could we get a picture of your wife in front and you in back?
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:02 PM   #757
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tire life and ease of service for them!

Hmmmm... 160hp and 122lbs.ft. of torque. Will a rear tire hold up to that much power for more than 4000 miles? My Uly xt is nowhere near that powerful and I only get 6000 miles out its rear. Does it have the ground clearance to use the tire to its edge? I`m interested but don`t want to be buying 3 tires a season, and how easy have they designed the rear wheel to come off? front wheel too for that matter? Center stand too! I miss having one on the Uly but have acquired front and rear stands for tire changes.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:55 AM   #758
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It's the end of the year... and that's when it was said prices would be revealed... has anyone heard anything yet?
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:41 AM   #759
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It's the end of the year... and that's when it was said prices would be revealed... has anyone heard anything yet?
I'm not expecting to hear anything until the springtime bike announcements in January-March.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:12 AM   #760
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29 inseam guy here, too....

......I sat on them in Houston and as a short legged guy, it was a real eye opening experience. I could flat foot both feet. I have only been able to do that on Harleys. To be able to do that on this bad-ass sport touring machine was a revelation.

I want one of these very, very, badly.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:09 AM   #761
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......I sat on them in Houston and as a short legged guy, it was a real eye opening experience. I could flat foot both feet. I have only been able to do that on Harleys. To be able to do that on this bad-ass sport touring machine was a revelation.
The '84 FJ-1100 I once had was like that too... seems The Big 4 'forgot' how to build 'em that way...?

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Old 11-29-2011, 12:41 AM   #762
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The '84 FJ-1100 I once had was like that too... seems The Big 4 'forgot' how to build 'em that way...?

Yeah, my FJ had a very low seat, but it was short on legroom.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:42 AM   #763
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Is Motus expected to exhibit at the "International Motorcycle Show" as it makes it's way around the US?

Might be something to encourage me to attend, tired of seeing the same ol' hundred pirate gear vendors and street video vendors.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:08 AM   #764
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Hmmmm... 160hp and 122lbs.ft. of torque. Will a rear tire hold up to that much power for more than 4000 miles? My Uly xt is nowhere near that powerful and I only get 6000 miles out its rear. Does it have the ground clearance to use the tire to its edge? I`m interested but don`t want to be buying 3 tires a season, and how easy have they designed the rear wheel to come off? front wheel too for that matter? Center stand too! I miss having one on the Uly but have acquired front and rear stands for tire changes.
loch ness is real !

(someone on adv is complaining about too much power, so messy has to be real)
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:09 AM   #765
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To quote Mark Donahue....

"....it's not enough power until I can spin the tires in top gear at the end of the longest straight at over 200 mph."

If you are buying a $25,000 sport tourer, worrying about having to replace rear tires every 3,000 miles seems funny.

That's right up there with guys who buy Dodge Vipers and then complain because the tires cost $1,000 each and only last 5,000 miles. It's a Viper. Really?!?

The price of going fast is that you burn your consumables faster. It IS what it IS.

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