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Old 01-28-2012, 09:36 AM   #856
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This one is for people who are comfortable with a chain, are quite happy to forgo ABS and traction control, like to tweak their suspensions by hand, and have some play money stashed that they'd rather spend in the showroom than the workshop.

For sure, a rare breed.
A rare breed indeed, it seems very few have come to accept the sizw of their penis!.

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Old 01-28-2012, 09:46 AM   #857
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Motus is also out of my price reach but man, I do hope they are successful.

Not only do the spec-sheet numbers caluculate into a value I really understand and want, the motor sounds fucking fantastic from the vids i have seen.

With success, and increase in production, demand, distribution...naturally price should come down, or at least variants of a common-man models will be offered, i hope. I kinda have a hunch they are perhaps more showcasing their new motor amd will probably offer it as crate-version for whoever wants it for their own project.

Whatever the case maybe, i only wish them success and looking forward to more future projects from them.

And since Honda was mentioned, Sochiro Honda would been honored to have designers, engineers and staff like Motus working for his company, cause he is probably rolling in his grave after getting word what has become to his beloved motorcycle division.
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:58 AM   #858
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Gotta circle the wagons around the roundel.
Lots of BMW riders for years have maintained that they ride the brand because it offers the best engineering and final product. The only argument against Motus is price. The engineering really highlights how disingenuous the previous claims of impartial and rational choices were.

We all knew it was bullshit anyway. We just have a measuring stick for guys like that now.

They move the goalpost to "for the money." They claim the engineering is crap or inferior.

Most of us see that for what it is and mentally turn the volume down on them.

I would like to see someone put up a Hundo on the BMW side against the Motus. I'd like to invite that guy to play some poker too.
Hey, I've got BMWs' 'cause I like things a little different, great engineering, inovation and bikes that fit the tall. Some of those factors might explain the Ducati & KTM in the garage too.

Not all of us koolaid drinkers are dickheads, dude.

Good luke to Motus. I like what they're doing and the timing takes balls.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:48 PM   #859
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Hey, I've got BMWs' 'cause I like things a little different, great engineering, inovation and bikes that fit the tall. Some of those factors might explain the Ducati & KTM in the garage too.

Good luke to Motus. I like what they're doing and the timing takes balls.
Hey, all you BMW/Ducati/KTM owners are the same.

I hope MOTUS can be successful as well - if I hit Lotto - it's mine.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:45 PM   #860
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I can't afford one but that won't stop me from envying those who can. 28k, hell, the new Buell is 40K so it already has one up on the other American motorcycle manufacturer with sporting intentions.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:05 PM   #861
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From a Facebook posting:
Motus Motorcycles ‎@Ryan, we are on track to release the accessory list, an initial Authorized Dealer list and MSRP's in March. Look for pricing to be roughly comparable to upper end Harley's and BMW's.
Motus Motorcycles ‎@Jim, we will be shipping bikes in the late summer/fall to dealers and riders that are placing refundable reservations now.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:40 PM   #862
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From a Facebook posting:
Motus Motorcycles ‎@Ryan, we are on track to release the accessory list, an initial Authorized Dealer list and MSRP's in March. Look for pricing to be roughly comparable to upper end Harley's and BMW's.
Motus Motorcycles ‎@Jim, we will be shipping bikes in the late summer/fall to dealers and riders that are placing refundable reservations now.

So we are looking at the $20K range, that's too bad IMO.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:16 PM   #863
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So we are looking at the $20K range, that's too bad IMO.
Upper end Harleys and beemers are considerably more than 20k
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:18 PM   #864
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So we are looking at the $20K range, that's too bad IMO.
I'd take low $20k. I suspect it'll be more like upper $20k (28ish)
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #865
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$20K to $29K range OK, no need to be picky but I can see much more technology in a K1600GT for that kind of money.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:42 PM   #866
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$20K to $29K range OK, no need to be picky but I can see much more technology in a K1600GT for that kind of money.

I'd pay that kind of money to avoid the fucking technology.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:44 PM   #867
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I'd pay that kind of money to avoid the fucking technology.
But a failing FD adds so much drama and excitement!
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:25 PM   #868
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I'd pay that kind of money to avoid the fucking technology.
+1 - Like my motos simple.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #869
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Gotta circle the wagons around the roundel.
Lots of BMW riders for years have maintained that they ride the brand because it offers the best engineering and final product. The only argument against Motus is price. The engineering really highlights how disingenuous the previous claims of impartial and rational choices were.

We all knew it was bullshit anyway. We just have a measuring stick for guys like that now.

They move the goalpost to "for the money." They claim the engineering is crap or inferior.

Most of us see that for what it is and mentally turn the volume down on them.

I would like to see someone put up a Hundo on the BMW side against the Motus. I'd like to invite that guy to play some poker too.
Wow . . . . got an ax to grind?
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:58 PM   #870
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I'd pay that kind of money to avoid the fucking technology.
Yep, that would be the key for me too. Especially the way BMW does it. Three settings for rear preload?

Would be nice if Motus offered electronic cruise, tho, for that money. Imagine they won't.
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