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Old 03-21-2013, 07:53 PM   #2416
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Well for the past couple of years we have heard about, read about, but not seen about! Idea's written about, a couple of magazine test rides, but still no release of the real motorcycle for the public. Lotta talk-----No SEE THEM!:


How long do you people think it should take to build a new bike from scratch?
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:47 AM   #2417
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How long do you people think it should take to build a new bike from scratch?
What did Motus actually build on this "new" bike? Three employees.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:11 AM   #2418
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What did Motus actually build on this "new" bike? Three employees.
Well, it's not like they're doing aperture science and need a big pool of people from which to draw.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:12 AM   #2419
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What did Motus actually build on this "new" bike? Three employees.
It doesn't matter if they contracted out the engine and frame design, it still takes time.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:33 AM   #2420
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It doesn't matter if they contracted out the engine and frame design, it still takes time.

I would rather that they take as much time as possible if it means ironing out any bugs that they may have come across. Why rush such and expensive bike to production if it isn't perfect? Makes sense to me.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:51 AM   #2421
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I would rather that they take as much time as possible if it means ironing out any bugs that they may have come across. Why rush such and expensive bike to production if it isn't perfect? Makes sense to me.
It won't be perfect.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:13 AM   #2422
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It won't be perfect.
Perfect in the sense of production/running issues but you knew that Mr Intentionally Obtuse.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:22 AM   #2423
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How long do you people think it should take to build a new bike from scratch?
Amen. I just watched a KTM video where they are working on the 2017 models! KTM is an established company already cranking out bikes.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:22 AM   #2424
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How long do you people think it should take to build a new bike from scratch?
On Orange County Choppers they build a bike in 1 hour, with breaks for commercials.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:09 AM   #2425
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Harley builds at least 5 completely new bikes every year.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:01 PM   #2426
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Harley builds at least 5 completely new bikes every year.
Yes, they have been building the same completely new bike for the last 50 years.

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Old 03-22-2013, 12:01 PM   #2427
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Yes, they have been building the same completely new bike for the last 50 years.

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And selling every one of them.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:58 PM   #2428
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And selling every one of them.
Which is why they needed a government bailout in 2008....they were selling them to people who were "unqualified buyers".
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:56 PM   #2429
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I would rather that they take as much time as possible if it means ironing out any bugs that they may have come across. Why rush such and expensive bike to production if it isn't perfect? Makes sense to me.
Your thoughtful and intelligent response has no room in this thread. Please lurk, or simply reply 'I want them to succeed, but....'

One of the things that the Motus front men did wrong was give aggressive dates. It won't matter to the real end users, but keyboard commandos sure like the fodder.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:11 PM   #2430
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Your thoughtful and intelligent response has no room in this thread. Please lurk, or simply reply 'I want them to succeed, but....'
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