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Old 09-01-2013, 09:59 AM   #2776
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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.
If the company fails , you're stuck without part availability. If the bikes a POS , you're stuck with a POS. It's not going to be a collector's item , just an oddity.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:15 AM   #2777
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If the company fails , you're stuck without part availability. If the bikes a POS , you're stuck with a POS. It's not going to be a collector's item , just an oddity.
Well....it's a +150 HP sport tourer, made in America....how bad can it really be?

Besides, I've been riding BMW's for the last 15 years or so....you wanna know about spending a shit ton more money than something is worth and still getting stuck with out parts availability and dealing with a POS??

I have a feeling these bikes are going to be awesome - and they're going to be really unique and usable.... I'm very intrigued.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:14 PM   #2778
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It's not going to be a collector's item , just an oddity.
Only time will tell. The motorcycle itself was once an oddity, one that was supposedly doomed to fail.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:01 PM   #2779
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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.
286 miles divided by 5.5 is 52 mpg which is very good in my book.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:49 AM   #2780
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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.
You could be on to something........kinda like the Munch Mammut scenario
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:18 PM   #2781
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So, who's taken delivery of one? Keeping it a secret, eh?

Or maybe it's now Christmas delivery.

Seriously, I'm curious.
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:32 AM   #2782
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So, who's taken delivery of one? Keeping it a secret, eh?

Or maybe it's now Christmas delivery.

Seriously, I'm curious.
Still waiting on one to show up for our weekly gymkhana meet at The Grove Shopping Center (every Thursday night at 7) so we can all test rode it and tell y'all how much we love it.....

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Old 09-23-2013, 04:48 AM   #2783
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So, who's taken delivery of one? Keeping it a secret, eh?
Or maybe it's now Christmas delivery.
Seriously, I'm curious.
Why would anyone come here just to have 99% of the people tell them the bike they just bought is too expensive, the company is going under, or the bike they now own is vaporware...
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:33 AM   #2784
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Why would anyone come here just to have 99% of the people tell them the bike they just bought is too expensive, the company is going under, or the bike they now own is vaporware...
Never stopped me. Ignore the sheep.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:13 AM   #2785
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Never stopped me. Ignore the sheep.
Good advice !

But who ever told you your Dong was too expensive ?
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:14 PM   #2786
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Why would anyone come here just to have 99% of the people tell them the bike they just bought is too expensive, the company is going under, or the bike they now own is vaporware...
People tell me this wherever I go.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:21 PM   #2787
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:53 PM   #2788
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Nice!
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:12 PM   #2789
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That is a well put together video!
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:44 PM   #2790
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Test riding them in Utah?!?!?
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