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Old 10-21-2012, 08:17 AM   #1621
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damn i miss my triumph st. traded it for a tiger for better two up. what was i thinking. let her get her own bike.
Unfortunately, the Sprint ST has gone the way of most other SPORT touring bikes ... emphasis on gone !

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:44 AM   #1622
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I still can't believe they just slapped on some standard Givi luggage. It's a $30,000 bike, for Pete's sake. Put some effort into it, man! The Givi's look positively mundane on the Motus, for some reason. They missed out on an opportunity to add some much needed style to the bike with some funky looking bags.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:04 AM   #1623
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I still can't believe they just slapped on some standard Givi luggage. It's a $30,000 bike, for Pete's sake. Put some effort into it, man! The Givi's look positively mundane on the Motus, for some reason. They missed out on an opportunity to add some much needed style to the bike with some funky looking bags.
Perhaps they should have subcontracted the pannier's out to Corbin.

Funky AND expensive ($1900US) - http://www.corbin.com/kawasaki/kzx14bag.shtml
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:15 AM   #1624
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The Kaw, Triumph and Tuono are three great bikes. But as a high-mileage comfortable sporty two-up tourer for quasi-legal road speeds the Motus has them all beat
I doubt that this statement is even remotely accurate.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:28 AM   #1625
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I still can't believe they just slapped on some standard Givi luggage. It's a $30,000 bike, for Pete's sake. Put some effort into it, man! The Givi's look positively mundane on the Motus, for some reason. They missed out on an opportunity to add some much needed style to the bike with some funky looking bags.
Who's looking at the bags?

Whatever the price, it's a great looking motor.

I hate how most manufacturers cover up their engines now with plastic. Even the k1600....the only way you really know it's a six by looking at it is to the big "6"s they stick on the bike. Such a shame.

I like the Motus for putting the mechanicals out there to be admired/worked on/talked about.

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Old 10-21-2012, 11:51 AM   #1626
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How many times in this thread do we have to listen to you idiots compare your used bikes to this brand new one?

Do you really think we don't already know that pre-owned bikes cost less?
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:37 PM   #1627
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WTF is "knieve"?

Does it refer to Evel Knievel?

It would be naive to believe that any stunters will be interested in this bike...
Hey I was typing fast, and fortunately don't run across the need to use the word "naive" often, since were not usually a naive bunch here

But thanks for contributing such meaningful info to the thread.....I guess if you having nothing else to offer, might as well be the resident spell checker eh?

And yes I've resembled Evel in the past
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:51 PM   #1628
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Do you really think we don't already know that pre-owned bikes cost less?
But it's got Givi E21's!!!



Edit: I don't know why Motus WOULDN'T go with Givi's. Popular, proven, and looks great to me. No problem getting replacements too.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:44 PM   #1629
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ditto

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But it's got Givi E21's!!!



Edit: I don't know why Motus WOULDN'T go with Givi's. Popular, proven, and looks great to me. No problem getting replacements too.
What he said. Maybe it will bring production costs down by $2000...

I love the concept and the bike, but it's about $10K over what I would pay for a new motorcycle. For the cost of a Motus, I would buy a NEW WRX cage.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:58 PM   #1630
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Remember that the big touring bikes aren't far short of that already. Option up a Gold Wing or a K1600GT or GTL, and you're pretty damn close to that. Buy a HD CVO bike, and you're spending more than that, for a bike that has great build quality but is considerably less capable in most ways than the Motus will be. Quite a few of the top sportbikes are at or above $20K these days. I don't think they are necessarily way out in left field on this.

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true. true and true.

and in regards to the hog.....very true.



damm - what's with the clear, intelligent points being made in this thread? I'm just not used to it on this site...

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Old 10-21-2012, 05:58 PM   #1631
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Maybe we're comparing the MOTUS to the wrong bikes.

Looks like a bargain when you consider other limited production tourers:

http://www.bigdogmotorcycles.com/mod...?model=bulldog
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:59 PM   #1632
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Whatever the price, it's a great looking motor.
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I am pulling for MOTUS to be a success but at a distance. $30,000 ain't chump change?
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:32 AM   #1633
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How many times in this thread do we have to listen to you idiots compare your used bikes to this brand new one?

Do you really think we don't already know that pre-owned bikes cost less?
Seriously.

You can do as much as you want to your Falco all day long and at the end of it, guess what? It's still a Falco. A boring, mass produced, hacked together compromise that you might love dearly but it's still just a Falco. When you show up on bike night no one is going to go over to your bike because they've been dying to see the homemade sport touring Falco.

You could put a supercharger on a Corvette and paint it red but that doesn't make it a Ferrari does it?

I keep looking at that bike and I love that engine, frame and even the bags - it's a tight package. I promise you that bike will be the center of discussions wherever it's parked. It will be exclusive and unique which is something no cobbled together homemade sport tourer will be and there's a price for that. Just because you don't want to pay the price doesn't mean someone else won't.

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:08 AM   #1634
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Gregor wrote ....
Just because you don't want to pay the price doesn't mean someone else won't.
Is that someone else you ?

If not, why not ?

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:42 AM   #1635
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Their website says production date - 2012. 2 months left, they better get rolling!

They're probably going to do fine. I think the 'hating' on it is just because we hoped it would be a bike for the masses. America's answer to sport touring, within the reasonable reach of anyone shopping for a FJR. And it's not. Clearly so many other bikes with upgrades will outperform it overall for much less cash (and will outperform it in specific areas bone-stock). It's just another bike. People will buy it, they will make money, and the rest of us will continue to be happy with our imports.

I am really surprised to learn they only have 2 bikes made?!? it sounded like they had a whole demo fleet. As far as production schedule, you could almost call it a concept bike at this point.
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