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Old 06-27-2013, 12:48 PM   #2491
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Factory tour to see your bike being build would be great PR!
I used ot work for a company that makes farm tractors. Buyers could basically do the same thing. They could come in and watch their $150k tractor being assembled. It was really cool (on paper). However, I had to wonder how often it backfired. We had major quality issues and line stoppages. There were many times when we couldn't get the tractor in the right spot on the line because of stoppages and there were even a couple of times when the tractor got to the end of the line and wouldn't start.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:17 PM   #2492
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That's cool news. All I work on are projects that seem to take twice as long to get done as originally hoped. So I'll cut Motus some slack.

Looking forward to seeing one in the flesh.

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Old 07-09-2013, 09:22 PM   #2493
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #2494
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:14 PM   #2495
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #2496
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Just got this emailed me to me:

http://motusmotorcycles.com/?utm_sou...f7bc-407957709
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:26 PM   #2497
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:55 PM   #2498
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Me too.

It is going to be nice to have a different choice in an American bike, from the low seat height, overweight & flatulent (not stock exhaust) offerings by our other two national manufacturer's.

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Old 07-12-2013, 08:55 PM   #2499
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Embedded for posterity: Looks like a model release at Laguna Seca this year for '14 models.

http://motusmotorcycles.com/?utm_sou...f7bc-391251262





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The Motus is coming. It's been a long adventure from concept to prototype to testing/development to production machines - but we are almost there. As we work to finish testing of the newest American motorcycles — the MST and MST-R — we've pulled down our old site and created this blog to let you see behind the scenes in the final stages of development. We'll talk about the people behind Motus, our design philosophy, upcoming events, technical specs and maybe even some of our favorite rides. In the coming weeks, we'll unveil the production motorcycles and the new American V4, launch our new website and begin rolling motorcycles out to our dealers across the country. We invite you to come back often and join the conversation.
ABOUT MOTUS

Motus manufactures high-performance, American V4 sport-touring motorcycles that combine heart-racing performance with uncompromising comfort. Powered by the mighty MV4 and MV4-R Baby Block engines, the MST's are a reinvention of the traditional sport-tourer. Comfortable American sportbikes with accommodations for touring. Motus represents uncompromising attention to detail and a commitment to building machines that offer motorcyclists the best possible riding experience.
- See more at: http://motusmotorcycles.com/?utm_sou....5R5KKwe1.dpuf
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:45 AM   #2500
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I used ot work for a company that makes farm tractors. Buyers could basically do the same thing. They could come in and watch their $150k tractor being assembled. It was really cool (on paper). However, I had to wonder how often it backfired. We had major quality issues and line stoppages. There were many times when we couldn't get the tractor in the right spot on the line because of stoppages and there were even a couple of times when the tractor got to the end of the line and wouldn't start.
What brand? Just so I'll know what to avoid.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:36 PM   #2501
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IMHO the main attraction to this bike is the motor.
Other than that...30K+ for a sports/tourer with chain drive and no ABS is a non starter.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:36 PM   #2502
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I'm tempted to ride to Laguna seca next weekend to check them out in person......
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:42 AM   #2503
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IMHO the main attraction to this bike is the motor.
Other than that...30K+ for a sports/tourer with chain drive and no ABS is a non starter.

That's great, 'cos they're only building 300.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:58 AM   #2504
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Or they could just ship you a box of parts and let you assemble your bike in your very own garage.
You could take that to the limit and receive 900 lbs of iron ore and bauxite.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:23 AM   #2505
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IMHO the main attraction to this bike is the motor.
Other than that...30K+ for a sports/tourer with chain drive and no ABS is a non starter.

my friend, that is because you havent sat on the thing or heard it run. It is so light and well balanced it feels like you are sitting on a dirt bike. Yeah, yeah, yeah, its a ton of money and I will never own one. But I sure would like to.
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