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Old 12-30-2011, 09:59 PM   #826
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....You are thinking of Tesla. Tesla has sold a handful of cars.

Fisker has sold ZERO cars and got 3/4 of a Billion dollars of our tax money.

Google it.

I agree with you in your comments about Motus, but you're wrong on Fisker. I saw 2 of them last week. I typically see a few every week, just like apessino said.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:58 PM   #827
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Totally agree the comparison to the Triumph Sprint GT. The Motus has waaaaayyyy better ergos.


In what way?

From everything I have seen heard and read they are very close. The GT has higher pegs and an slightly more forward lean but nothing that should evoke "waaaaayyyy better ergos"
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:22 AM   #828
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Fisker..

....Alright, sorry to threadjack.

So, Fisker has actually sold a few hundred cars. Bravo. We buy 13 Million cars a year in the USA. 300 cars is a drop of water in the Pacific ocean.

The point being, Fisker got $700 million from the Feds and they have sold a few hundred cars. Motus does not have that kind of financial backing. It will be a huge uphill battle for Motus to get enough operating money to pull this off.

I truly hope Motus makes this work as I want one bad.

My point was that this endeavor is extremely hard and people need to give them a break on the "missed pricing announcement deadline" stuff.

I really hope they can sell these machines for about the price of a Goldwing. That would be amazing.

Cheers.

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Old 12-31-2011, 07:24 AM   #829
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Motus ergos......

....I sat on the Motus and it has THE PERFECT riding position. And, I can flat foot my 29 inseam self.

Done. Really. seriously.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:05 AM   #830
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Totally agree the comparison to the Triumph Sprint GT. The Motus has waaaaayyyy better ergos.
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In what way?

From everything I have seen heard and read they are very close. The GT has higher pegs and an slightly more forward lean but nothing that should evoke "waaaaayyyy better ergos"
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....I sat on the Motus and it has THE PERFECT riding position. And, I can flat foot my 29 inseam self.

Done. Really. seriously.
Just go to cycle-ergo and compare.



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Old 12-31-2011, 09:01 AM   #831
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.... And, I can flat foot my 29 inseam...
I knew it.

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Old 12-31-2011, 09:16 AM   #832
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In what way?

From everything I have seen heard and read they are very close. The GT has higher pegs and an slightly more forward lean but nothing that should evoke "waaaaayyyy better ergos"

Ever sit on one? The net difference between a Sprint GT and a Motus is night and day.
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:42 PM   #833
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I saw them in AZ. Would like to order one. Maybe Tuesday I well see if I can.
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:49 PM   #834
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Ever sit on one? The net difference between a Sprint GT and a Motus is night and day.
You and the other guy say that but the ergo web page linked above just does NOT back up your opinion.
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:21 PM   #835
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First off, numbers on a 3rd party website don't tell the whole story. If my fat ass is more comfortable on one bike than another then the ergos on the more comfortable bike are waaaaayyy better for ME. That is my opinion. My elbows and my asshole are entitled to it.

Did I say the Triumph is a bad bike? No.
Did I say that no one else may find the Triumph's ergos better? No.

The only quibble may be that I said "better" while implying "for me.". Fine. Allow me to clarify. The Motus ergos felt waaaay different TO ME. In my opinion, the Motus is much better suited to what I look for in riding position. Please don't misconstrue my opinion as fact. You should try them for yourself.

As for that site, it lists the Motus as having a 2" lower seat and 10% difference in knee angle. You don't think that's enough to support noticing a significant difference between the 2 bikes?????
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:24 AM   #836
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As for that site, it lists the Motus as having a 2" lower seat and 10% difference in knee angle. You don't think that's enough to support noticing a significant difference between the 2 bikes?????
Sounds like plenty to this 30'' inseam and boney ass...
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:45 AM   #837
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Looks like a bike is at the D.C. show. Wonder if it will come to Chicago. The ex, system still looks like prototype stuff. Will the production system be as small or will the silencers have to grow to meet sound limits?
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:48 AM   #838
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Will the production system be as small or will the silencers have to grow to meet sound limits?

My bet is that not only will it be bigger and quieter but it will have a catalytic converter in it somewhere and be covered in heat shields for most of the run.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:53 AM   #839
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My bet is that not only will it be bigger and quieter but it will have a catalytic converter in it somewhere and be covered in heat shields for most of the run.
The goal is to meet emissions without a cat. As of last fall, they're on track to do so.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:44 AM   #840
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I have only sat on a Motus and a Sprint GT, I have not actually ridden them. They felt very different to me. The Sprint GT felt more leaned over, the Motus seemed more upright. The Motus guys also told me that they were working to make the handlebars and other things (not sure what) adjustable to fit a variety or riders. I like the Sprint GT. I'd love to on a Motus.
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