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Old 03-16-2012, 09:37 AM   #931
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:02 AM   #932
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me 2 but daytona is all about hype imo.

atleast we know it's not a gilroy indian with a wooden engine.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:21 AM   #933
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Too much scratch for me. Hopefully prices will come down in the future as they ramp production.

"At an event as part of Daytona Bike Week in Daytona, Fla., on Thursday night, Motus said its MST model will have a base price of $30,975, while the MST-R will start at $36,975. The motorcycles will be produced in Birmingham starting this fall and will be considered 2013 models."

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Old 03-16-2012, 10:41 AM   #934
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Quick read.. Thank you.

I recall on the Aprilia board that AF1 in Austin TX might be a dealer.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:47 AM   #935
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Well at least I can go drool on one.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:56 AM   #936
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Too much scratch for me. Hopefully prices will come down in the future as they ramp production.

"At an event as part of Daytona Bike Week in Daytona, Fla., on Thursday night, Motus said its MST model will have a base price of $30,975, while the MST-R will start at $36,975. The motorcycles will be produced in Birmingham starting this fall and will be considered 2013 models."

http://blog.al.com/businessnews/2012...tus_motor.html
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It's at least $5K over what I thought it would be. Maybe more. I figured a base model would get out the door for $25K, and the fully optioned one would be around $30K.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:37 AM   #937
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Too much scratch for me. Hopefully prices will come down in the future as they ramp production.

"At an event as part of Daytona Bike Week in Daytona, Fla., on Thursday night, Motus said its MST model will have a base price of $30,975, while the MST-R will start at $36,975. The motorcycles will be produced in Birmingham starting this fall and will be considered 2013 models."

http://blog.al.com/businessnews/2012...tus_motor.html


That seems completely insane to me - in no way shape or form can those bikes command that kind of price. I predict they will not break 50 sales the first year. Seriously, you can buy a Multistrada 1200 and a loaded S1000RR for the price of a MST-R? A sport tourer with a Two Brothers can and a headlight from the KTM parts bin? I don't get it...

I could be completely wrong, of course; happens all the time.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:44 AM   #938
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That seems completely insane to me - in no way shape or form can those bikes command that kind of price. I predict they will not break 50 sales the first year. Seriously, you can buy a Multistrada 1200 and a loaded S1000RR for the price of a MST-R? A sport tourer with a Two Brothers can and a headlight from the KTM parts bin? I don't get it...

I could be completely wrong, of course; happens all the time.
it is a lotta mulla but they have a you-neek collector bike that can be road and has many made in USA parts
they will sell all they can build inmho
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #939
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another iteration, with photos:

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2013-motus-mst-r/
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:32 PM   #940
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Damn, what a disappointment. That pricing eliminates the MOTUS from a working man's new bike list.

They should just team up with Confederate Motorcycles and call the company "Unobtanium Motorcycles"...
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:34 PM   #941
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You just proved my point. Honda is trying to turn motorcycles into two-wheeled cars.
Not at all. You said Honda won't try anything original and I gave you a number of examples of things they do that no other motorcycle manufacturers are doing, therefore original. You however seem to redefine the word 'original' to mean 'exciting to you personally'.
Now, back to Motus. I'd love to be able to say something original, but all I can think of is '30k? You've got to be kidding...'.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:44 PM   #942
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That seems completely insane to me - in no way shape or form can those bikes command that kind of price. I predict they will not break 50 sales the first year. Seriously, you can buy a Multistrada 1200 and a loaded S1000RR for the price of a MST-R? A sport tourer with a Two Brothers can and a headlight from the KTM parts bin? I don't get it...

I could be completely wrong, of course; happens all the time.
This, from the guy with 100K+ of motorcycle in his signature?



It's about where I expected it. They'll sell, but turning this into a business requires repeat sales. If the bikes are really that good, they'll probably pull in enough well to do old fuckers that they can put along indefinitely. A strong first 2-4 years, and maybe they can raise their volume enough to lower the prices to generate a growth friendly level of demand.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:46 PM   #943
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a headlight from the KTM parts bin?
I never saw a front end shot and didn't notice that, but you are correct. For $31k I hope they sourced the Euro reflector and the not the US one.

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Old 03-16-2012, 02:01 PM   #944
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This, from the guy with 100K+ of motorcycle in his signature?
Not sure I see the intention of your comment... Just because I can afford some bikes does not mean that I don't have a metric for value. The price for these bikes is entirely out of proportion to what they offer... to me at least.

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It's about where I expected it. They'll sell, but turning this into a business requires repeat sales. If the bikes are really that good, they'll probably pull in enough well to do old fuckers that they can put along indefinitely. A strong first 2-4 years, and maybe they can raise their volume enough to lower the prices to generate a growth friendly level of demand.
I don't see it at all - if the base had been around $18K and the R $25K then maybe, but as it is I think they'll be toast within a year. Still, I wish them all the best and I would be happy to be wrong.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:13 PM   #945
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wow thats a lot of money for what you get. good luck to them.
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