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Old 09-09-2011, 07:51 AM   #646
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You guys don't get it...
The crank of the MOTUS doesn't demand any powersapping gear sets if you employ a shaft like on a Boxer or Guzzi...
But with their enginneering solution they have the worst of both world;maintenance heavy chaindrive and power sapping 90 degree gear set...
But the snobs who are able to afford this sport-touring-marvel won't understand or care as much as the "made in usa" label.
Same like Harley,best motorcycle on this planet...
Constructive criticism is trollism and can't be tolerated with these superior homemade products...
You are 100% correct.

You win.

Someone close this thread now.

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Old 09-09-2011, 08:35 AM   #647
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You are 100% correct.

You win.

Someone close this thread now.

Yes, please.

The shaft drive system he so covets is apparently more complex to him than string theory is to the rest of us.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:15 AM   #648
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I was fibbing before when I said I was sorry, but now I am truly apologetic.

BTW: Cathcart's piece quoted the founders as prepared to produce up to 250 units next year, 1000 in following years if demand is there.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:28 AM   #649
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:32 AM   #650
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Umm, I'm going to follow the progress of this bike. I'm interested.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:57 AM   #651
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Umm, I'm going to follow the progress of this bike. I'm interested.

Fuck that bike.

Without shaft drive I ain't buying.

And why couldn't they use a boxer style motor?

And a different kind of front end... one that uses levers and shit?

Fuck that bike.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:05 AM   #652
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You guys don't get it...
The crank of the MOTUS doesn't demand any powersapping gear sets if you employ a shaft like on a Boxer or Guzzi...
But with their enginneering solution they have the worst of both world;maintenance heavy chaindrive and power sapping 90 degree gear set...
But the snobs who are able to afford this sport-touring-marvel won't understand or care as much as the "made in usa" label.
Same like Harley,best motorcycle on this planet...
Constructive criticism is trollism and can't be tolerated with these superior homemade products...
According to one of the designers I talked to they considered shaft drive, but deemed it too heavy. Oh and by the way how is a final drive not a 90 degree gear set?

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Old 09-09-2011, 11:06 AM   #653
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I'm extremely pleased to see a USA based sport bike company coming to life. I just read the Cycle World review and it sounded like they have made a lot of progress so far.

I'm not really so keen on a 2 valve pushrod engine but hey, if it makes the right kind of power what can I say? Small block Chevy's have been rompin and stompin with some pretty awesome HP/Torque numbers for a long time now. Pretty amazing what's come out of such a simple design.

One does wonder if a all inline driveline with a shaft drive may be in the future planning, I wouldn't bet against it.

I think the whole adjustable ergos thing is one of the next key elements to new bike designs. One size does not fit all and more and more riders are looking for something that actually fits them and feels reasonably comfortable to ride. I'd like to see a range of footpeg positions available on all bikes, it's not that hard to do.

I just hope the bikes see the showroom and they sell every one they make. The market needs new blood and I'm damn happy to see it springing up here in the States.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:16 AM   #654
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Fuck that bike.

Without shaft drive I ain't buying.

And why couldn't they use a boxer style motor?

And a different kind of front end... one that uses levers and shit?

Fuck that bike.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:59 PM   #655
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Fuck that bike.

Without shaft drive I ain't buying.

And why couldn't they use a boxer style motor?

And a different kind of front end... one that uses levers and shit?

Fuck that bike.
And what's your name again ... horny pugilist? :-)
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:11 PM   #656
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Fuck that bike.

Without shaft drive I ain't buying.

And why couldn't they use a boxer style motor?

And a different kind of front end... one that uses levers and shit?

Fuck that bike.
If the exact same bike had a roundel on the side he'd drag his bag over a mile of broken glass and orally pleasure Herbert Diess for a demo ride.
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:40 PM   #657
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You guys don't get it...
The crank of the MOTUS doesn't demand any powersapping gear sets if you employ a shaft like on a Boxer or Guzzi...
But with their enginneering solution they have the worst of both world;maintenance heavy chaindrive and power sapping 90 degree gear set...

His posts seem to have an increasing amount of hilarity as you delve further into their ...ummm.... "content"?
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:54 PM   #658
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If the exact same bike had a roundel on the side he'd drag his bag over a mile of broken glass and orally pleasure Herbert Diess for a demo ride.

Nein!!!!!!!
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:00 PM   #659
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Motus has obviously hit a nerve with the BMW crowd, at least. The dumb ones are coming out of the woodwork to spray their ignorance around.
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:16 PM   #660
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Motus has obviously hit a nerve with the BMW crowd, at least. The dumb ones are coming out of the woodwork to spray their ignorance around.
Chill Mass dude. I'm a big BMW fan and can't wait to give the Motus a try. (Though I am a little weirded-out by some of the responses here...) So, looking at the engine blow-up, are heads and cylinders an integral casting (with sleeves, obviously)?

http://www.motusmotorcycles.com/kmv4.html
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