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Old 02-27-2013, 02:28 PM   #2266
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Here's a fine idea:



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Old 02-27-2013, 03:51 PM   #2267
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Gee, looks like I missed a lot by checking out when I did last night. Though I think I made out better by taking 10/10ths suggestion.




Ok, back on task: The guys were getting over 40mpg on the prototypes even after pulling the GDI. They've gone for the offset valve configuration instead. That on a 6gal tank makes the range around 240+ miles.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:23 PM   #2268
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and that from a dude that has owned more dream bikes in the last three years then I can fathom.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #2269
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:44 PM   #2270
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Well...

..if Motus can get 240 miles to a tank, that makes the machine even more attractive.

I really like the Honda VFR1200F, but most folks report 160 miles to a tank, and that is not enough.

I am liking this Motus more and more. I really hope they can make this happen. My biggest concern is that as a small, start-up company, they won't have the resources to properly develop the fuel injection system and be able to invest enough time and money and resources to REALLY sort the bike out.

I work as a product trainer in the auto industry, and you need millions and millions of dollars and lots of engineers to really develop a mass produced vehicle without bugs.

Shoot, look at Honda's first gen RC51, the SP-1. That bike had horrible fueling...and that was Honda.

I really hope Motus can pull this off. I want one.

I will sell the V-Strom and transfer my Scott Oiler eSystem chain oiler over to the Motus.

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Old 02-27-2013, 06:45 PM   #2271
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$35k and no automatic chain oiler? I'm shocked I tell you, shocked.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:39 PM   #2272
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They are going to have a modern chain so none of that messy stuff is needed.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:20 PM   #2273
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No news about Daytona this year. Seems odd.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:23 PM   #2274
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:34 PM   #2275
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No news about Daytona this year. Seems odd.
Id like to believe they're busy getting production set up.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:29 AM   #2276
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Id like to believe they're busy getting production set up.
You and everyone else.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:29 PM   #2277
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You and everyone else.
Sorry, but half the people that post here would love nothing more than to have them fail before they even start.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:56 PM   #2278
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I'm not buying a MOTUS because of this thread.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:56 PM   #2279
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Soooo, wonder how the Motus is doing? Thought I logged onto Days of our Lives for a second there.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:11 PM   #2280
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Soooo, wonder how the Motus is doing? Thought I logged onto Days of our Lives for a second there.
Yep it seems that way.. Talk about a cool bike that my wife loves and possibly talk shop with real riders.. I end up at the end of a few days, in Peyton place..
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