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Old 12-20-2011, 09:49 PM   #796
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That, sir, is a very good point. And not one that inspires confidence.
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As of 12/13 from Motus: Thanks for checkin back in, Todd. Pricing coming soon, but we still have a bit more work to do in securing final production quotes, etc...thanks for patience.

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11/29: Good question, Kevin. We are averaging about 4500-5500 on the rear Michelin 2CT's and about 7000 on the fronts. Our riding would probably be considered somewhat aggressive.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:54 PM   #797
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Is it only me but that thing looks painfully slow especially for a big 1600cc accelerating out corners watching the video.The sound is also nothing to write home about.Wonder if those Motus guys ever listened to the drone of a V4 RC30 accelerating and giving you goosebumps...
But the 200 or so yearly customers who actually will buy a Motus through the Neiman Marcus catalog probably,most likely will have a RC30 in their garage already...
The rest of us mere mortals can always buy a Honda ST1300 for less than half of the cost and don't even have to buy chainlube and can dream about picking up a used Motus one day when the rich guys get bored with it...
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:40 AM   #798
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PRICE! C'mon Motus.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:27 AM   #799
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PRICE! C'mon Motus.

At an annual production of 200 bikes, I'm not optimistic working stiffs like us are their target market..
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:04 AM   #800
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At an annual production of 200 bikes, I'm not optimistic working stiffs like us are their target market..
+1. And I sure would like to buy one. Under $25K would possibly be doable with some sacrafices. Anything north of that is a non-starter for me. I think the bike looks and sounds awesome on YouTube. Can’t wait to see it the flesh.
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:36 PM   #801
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At an annual production of 200 bikes, I'm not optimistic working stiffs like us are their target market..

I better tell my wife to hurry up and finish that NP degree...
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:23 PM   #802
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I better tell my wife to hurry up and finish that NP degree...
I'd better hurry up and win the lottery... or at least remember to buy a ticket occasionally!
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:50 AM   #803
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+1. And I sure would like to buy one. Under $25K would possibly be doable with some sacrafices. Anything north of that is a non-starter for me. I think the bike looks and sounds awesome on YouTube. Can’t wait to see it the flesh.

If their output of 200 bikes a year is all they want to put out, it's a pretty clever strategy, as this gives the bike a certain rarity and a mystique which will attract the well heeled and keeps the wanna be's salivating. It's human nature to desire the unattainable and has worked well as a marketing strategy for other products...

So Mr. DeepPockets will have a bike that no one else in his circle of riding buddies has... he'll be the center of attention from working stiff admirers... and he'll also have a pretty cool bike... win win for everyone!

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Old 12-22-2011, 07:00 AM   #804
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...So, if Honda can't sell the amazing VFR1200 when discounted to $12,995.........................



And I want a Motus--BAD!!!!!!

I sat on one in Houston and it is an amazing combination of perfect riding position, flat footing ride height for short folks, epic engine, noise, poise, pose and goes.

I hope they make it, but.......DA-AMN! It's gonna be tough.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:57 AM   #805
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...So, if Honda can't sell the amazing VFR1200 when discounted to $12,995.........................

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Good point... I've seen it as low as $9995 for the VFR1200... if the ergos weren't so sporty (for me), I'd jump on one.

We'll see how this one turns out.. its cachet is that engine, its American pedigree and its exclusivity. 200 bikes a year isn't a lot to sell and sell-out and be considered a success. Time will tell.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:17 AM   #806
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From what I see, I think it's awesome. I hope they are a success.

I'm gonna wait until they bring out the 'Neanderthal' model though. Flat black and apes with that motor!!!!









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Old 12-22-2011, 08:33 AM   #807
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Is it only me but that thing looks painfully slow especially for a big 1600cc accelerating out corners watching the video.The sound is also nothing to write home about.Wonder if those Motus guys ever listened to the drone of a V4 RC30 accelerating and giving you goosebumps...
But the 200 or so yearly customers who actually will buy a Motus through the Neiman Marcus catalog probably,most likely will have a RC30 in their garage already...
The rest of us mere mortals can always buy a Honda ST1300 for less than half of the cost and don't even have to buy chainlube and can dream about picking up a used Motus one day when the rich guys get bored with it...
Boxer lust,the engine that is the epitome of slow and gradual would be the boxer. The Motus sounds as intended,like a small V-8 taking off,pretty neat I think.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:33 AM   #808
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...So, if Honda can't sell the amazing VFR1200 when discounted to $12,995.........................

Well, Honda probably has sold a couple of hundred ...

Honda's usually brilliant production engineering seems to have been let down by its designers: not enough people want a very heavy, shaft driven sport bike with bags.

If Motus meets its sales target, it will be because a couple of hundred people are prepared to pay almost anything for the Motus design: a relatively light, and very low-maintenance, chain-driven touring bike that steers.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:37 AM   #809
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I'm in line...

......I think I'd sell a kidney for that Motus. She really impressed me when I sat on her. The bike, that is.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:25 AM   #810
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Honda's usually brilliant production engineering seems to have been let down by its designers: not enough people want a very heavy, shaft driven sport bike with bags.
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VFR has bags? I had a hard time finding photos with them, but it seems they cost $2300!

The VFR is a bad bike to compare. It's heavy, lousy range, no bags included (and expensive), and too sporty for ST duties (for me)
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