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Old 10-09-2011, 11:12 AM   #691
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I hve the X an the seat is more narrow, but still seems like it would be comfortable. The handlebars look as though they have some built in adjustment. I would like to have one parked next my Uly.
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:01 PM   #692
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Can anyone compare rider / passenger space compared to a Ulysses?

The missus says it is better. Or as better as you can tell from a two minute sit.
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:04 PM   #693
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The missus and I went to Vintage Motorcycle Festival at Barbers yesterday. The folks from Motus were there with a couple of bikes. They were pretty much undefended and lots of folks were taking a sit; myself and the missus included.










First impression was very very favorable. This thing feels light as a feather. The specs says 530 pounds; wet, dry I don't know. But it felt lighter than any bike I have sat on lately, except maybe my baby beemer (F650GS). The seat had a Sargent tag and was very narrow in the front. It looks a little strange, but I can tell you the most comfortable seat I have ever sat on is the tractor style seat on my Ural. This seat reminds a bit of that so I take it as a good thing. The missus was also favorably impresses with the rear seat accommodations.








The egos were very mildly aggressive. I had some very slight weight on my wrists but not much. As a comparison it was less aggressive than the new Triumph Sprint GT. Leg room was also better than the GT. Here is a view of the cockpit for those of you who care about such things.








Oh, one more thing, they took it out for a spin while I was there. This is what it sounds like.


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Old 10-09-2011, 03:44 PM   #694
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I second what YankeeDog stated. I went to the kick-off party in B'ham off of University Blvd/29th Street at a restaurant, for their northeast tour. It's a great bike, and they were mostly ungaurded again. I couldn't believe there wasn't a MOTUS person looking after the bikes at all times.
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:47 PM   #695
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I second what YankeeDog stated. I went to the kick-off party in B'ham off of University Blvd/29th Street at a restaurant, for their northeast tour. It's a great bike, and they were mostly ungaurded again. I couldn't believe there wasn't a MOTUS person looking after the bikes at all times.

I think letting people sit on and otherwise fondle is a policy. While I said they were unguarded, in fact there were several MOTUS folks in the immediate vicinity. If they didnt want people to sit on the bike, it was only a couple or three step to walk over an tell us to stay off. I never heard a word, even when the missus climbed on behind me so she could check out its two up abilitities.

I am lusting badly after this thing. Too bad is almost certainly waaaay out of my price range. The only bad thing I saw was the luggage seemed a bit small for two up touring. It did however appear to be of Givi origin. Maybe the bags will be interchangable with other Givi bags making it easy to change sizes.
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:56 PM   #696
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Are you referring to the demo at Barber's or the kick-off party in Birmingham, Saturday night ?
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:53 PM   #697
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They are having a showing at Wagner Motorsports in Worcester, MA on Oct 11. I plan to check it out.

http://www.motusmotorcycles.com/PDF/...e_1_Wagner.pdf
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:21 PM   #698
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Are you referring to the demo at Barber's or the kick-off party in Birmingham, Saturday night ?
My comments stem from a display booth MOTUS had set up at the Vintage Festival at Barbers, Saturday Oct 8th.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:20 PM   #699
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Can anyone compare rider / passenger space compared to a Ulysses?

I can't say anything about the passenger space, but I sat on the Motus in Daytona and I have an XT. The Motus is much lower. It feels more compact to me. I felt more leaned over on the Motus. Of course, I am basing my comments on just a few moments sitting on the bike a year ago.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:34 PM   #700
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They are having a showing at Wagner Motorsports in Worcester, MA on Oct 11. I plan to check it out.

http://www.motusmotorcycles.com/PDF/...e_1_Wagner.pdf
I'll be there!
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:52 AM   #701
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Any idea of when prices will finally be announced?
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:02 AM   #702
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Any idea of when prices will finally be announced?
Not sure of the prices, but when I talked to the guy at the booth at Barber's this weekend, he said that they will be for sale by Summer 2012 with about 20 dealers nationwide. So if I had to guess, I'd say prices will be announced sometime before that.

BTW, here's a pic of the prototype tested in some major magazines:

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Old 10-10-2011, 10:02 AM   #703
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My guess the new Motus will cost the equivalent of 2 Honda ST1300's...
As for the sound-file the engine sounds pretty agricultural to me;lot's of mechanical clatter while the Honda sounds like a coffeemaker...
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:51 AM   #704
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My guess the new Motus will cost the equivalent of 2 Honda ST1300's...
As for the sound-file the engine sounds pretty agricultural to me;lot's of mechanical clatter while the Honda sounds like a coffeemaker...
As opposed to the Boxer's wet fart?
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:02 AM   #705
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Mine sounds like a Richthofen Red Baron biplane with the help from $taintune...
Speaking about exhaust wonder why Motus puts those cheap-azz Two Brother pipes on it...
If they want to be a top quality niche manufacturer and they can't design their own why not source some high quality non-repackable stuff from akrapovich,remus or staintune for that matter ?!
The Sargentseat is ok but the Givi bags don't fit the flowing lines of the bike and the handlebar looks like very homely/garagemade too.Why no nice looking cast pieces ?
While at it ditch the chain for a clean beltdrive if the sports-Touring community is expected to take this bike seriously.
Maybe they should put me on their payroll for some additional consulting...
I have a few more ideas up my sleeve for the american-made ST1300...
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