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Old 08-30-2013, 03:05 PM   #2761
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Are these actually out there, on the ROADUS?
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:24 PM   #2762
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Wasn't a lost master link or neglected...sometimes chains will break when thrashed hard. Not often, but always a pretty spectacular clusterfuck when they do.
This is why they make chain guards .
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:41 PM   #2763
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Wasn't a lost master link or neglected...sometimes chains will break when thrashed hard. Not often, but always a pretty spectacular clusterfuck when they do.
This is exactly why they should run shaft drive on all track bikes...
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:52 PM   #2764
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Nobody runs a chain guard on a roadrace or dirt bike. They just get in the way, and hinder access to the chain for maintenance.

While I like a lot of stuff about the Motus, especially the engine, tubeless tires, and centerstand, It does not look like they are ever going to get off the ground. Look at what Polaris did with Indian. Not the bike for me, but they designed and built a completely new bike from the ground up, including new frame and engine, and have it for sale, all in less than 3 years after buying the name. Even if Motus makes it initially, it is likely to be a repeat of E-H, and at any rate, it costs way more than I can afford, so I am leaving this thread. I hope they do make it, but I am not going to be one of their customers. I'll read the reviews when and if they make it to the magazines.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:50 AM   #2765
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While I like a lot of stuff about the Motus, especially the engine, tubeless tires, and centerstand, It does not look like they are ever going to get off the ground. Look at what Polaris did with Indian. Not the bike for me, but they designed and built a completely new bike from the ground up, including new frame and engine, and have it for sale, all in less than 3 years.....
Even with those three tech advancements, Motus has done the same thing as Indian. Ground up frame, engine, total bike in under 3 years. Having bikes ready to fill orders this fall.

This is NOTHING like the 110 million cash grab EH was other than the 2 wheels. It would be great if people understood exactly what happened there and stop comparing every upstart with them.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:59 AM   #2766
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Nobody runs a chain guard on a roadrace or dirt bike. They just get in the way, and hinder access to the chain for maintenance.

While I like a lot of stuff about the Motus, especially the engine, tubeless tires, and centerstand, It does not look like they are ever going to get off the ground. Look at what Polaris did with Indian. Not the bike for me, but they designed and built a completely new bike from the ground up, including new frame and engine, and have it for sale, all in less than 3 years after buying the name. Even if Motus makes it initially, it is likely to be a repeat of E-H, and at any rate, it costs way more than I can afford, so I am leaving this thread. I hope they do make it, but I am not going to be one of their customers. I'll read the reviews when and if they make it to the magazines.
Jerry, as always you add 1 + 1 and come up with 3!

Comparing what Polaris has done with Indiain (great job BTW) with what Motus is doing is not a fair comparison as Polaris already has a manufcaturing facility and experience building ATV's and motorcycles (Victory). Yes it is remarkable that Polaris has brought to market Indian in 3 years. Motus is much smaller and is a ground up new company building a brand new bike. Cut them some slack and give them some credit for what they are doing! We will see Motus on the road soon. They will be impressive. However like you, I won't be able to afford one but unlike you, I will certainly lust after one.

I wish them huge amounts of success!

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Old 08-31-2013, 09:14 AM   #2767
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From Motus on Facebook:
"286 miles on a single 5.5 gallon tank! The American V4 exceeds expectations again as the benchmark was 250 miles/tank. The fellas behaved (with a few notable exceptions) and stuck to the pre-determined test of all interstate, all at/below the posted speed limit. 68mph/2900 rpm average. Lake Ponchatrain, LA to Cottondale, AL without stopping....92-94 deg. ambient. One test rider noted- "Glad to know the interstate range now, but next time can I just kick in $3.69 and buy the extra gallon so I can get back a LOT quicker?" At 70mph, the MST spin 3000rpm and has over 100 ft lbs on tap.....there aren't many sportbikes that can do that AND be comfortable for over 4 hrs straight. Next goal: 300 miles/tank."



"We don't think you'll be disappointed with the twist of the American
V4....almost 95 ft lbs to the ground...at 2600 rpm...then up from there. In
base MST tune."

Two hundred and eighty six miles on a 23 litre tank, or about 460km, which works out to 5 litres per 100 km or roughly 47mpg. Not bad from a 1650cc four.

I was concerned they might drop the ball on this after dumping the direct injection but no, they're right up there.

You guys in the 'States are lucky to (almost ) have this option.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:56 AM   #2768
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at least JerryH is leaving this thread....my dreams have been answered

Comparing Motus' startup to a giant corporation like Polaris' revival of Indian is so typical of his brainless meanderings thru these threads.
And it happened in 27 months, much less than 3 yrs.


I like what I read though about the range per tank, that's impressive.
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:14 AM   #2769
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Great initial report on mpg. I can't wait to see a report on the mileage with some more real world sport touring - high revs in 4th gear through sweepers, cruising at 90+ to cover ground.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:52 AM   #2770
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That mpg is very respectable.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:03 AM   #2771
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at least JerryH is leaving this thread....my dreams have been answered

Comparing Motus' startup to a giant corporation like Polaris' revival of Indian is so typical of his brainless meanderings thru these threads.
And it happened in 27 months, much less than 3 yrs.


I like what I read though about the range per tank, that's impressive.


Don't hold your breath, we can't be that lucky, can we?
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:40 AM   #2772
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Don't hold your breath, we can't be that lucky, can we?
Not a chance..
I've had him on ignore forever, but people keep freaking quoting him...
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:43 AM   #2773
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I wish Motus would tell us when we can buy these puppies!
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:49 AM   #2774
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I wish Motus would tell us when we can buy these puppies!
I think I'd let other people be the first model guinea pigs. Not that they're not journalists first , but I'd like to see a magazine test too.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:54 AM   #2775
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I think I'd let other people be the first model guinea pigs. Not that they're not journalists first , but I'd like to see a magazine test too.
I understand that point of view - however, I'd like to offer a counterpoint. Lets say Motus is not successful as a company - but the bikes are great. Awesome reliability, great riding bikes. Plus, it's an awesome design sketch, and the purpose is excellent......

I kinda wanna buy one right away just in case. With proper care, the bike might last me the rest of my life. I'd hate to miss out on these beauties.
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