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Old 05-13-2012, 07:23 PM   #1471
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OK, you're the Mini Cooper type. I get it -- but even that's only $20K.
No, I'm the "fuck cages" type.

I have a truck to haul stuff (sometimes bikes) that gets used when it's icy out or when my bike is down waiting on parts.

An interesting cage would be a 1st gen Miata with one of those ford 5.0 conversions in it & a lot of motor work, if I had to have a cage. I'm thinking 5-600 horsies at the rear wheel would be good.

Still not as fun as a bike though, too much stuff around me in a cage.

Fuck traction control.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:35 PM   #1472
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No, I'm the "fuck cages" type.

I have a truck to haul stuff (sometimes bikes) that gets used when it's icy out or when my bike is down waiting on parts.

An interesting cage would be a 1st gen Miata with one of those ford 5.0 conversions in it & a lot of motor work, if I had to have a cage. I'm thinking 5-600 horsies at the rear wheel would be good.

Still not as fun as a bike though, too much stuff around me in a cage.

Fuck traction control.
I'm ok with traction control.

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Old 05-14-2012, 06:34 AM   #1473
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No, I'm the "fuck cages" type.

I have a truck to haul stuff (sometimes bikes) that gets used when it's icy out or when my bike is down waiting on parts.

An interesting cage would be a 1st gen Miata with one of those ford 5.0 conversions in it & a lot of motor work, if I had to have a cage. I'm thinking 5-600 horsies at the rear wheel would be good.

Still not as fun as a bike though, too much stuff around me in a cage.

Fuck traction control.
Was a joke, of course. Idea being the Motus is expensive. Been on bikes for 30 years but still like a fast car. Was more fun when I lived in Vt though. (Had a pal with a tweaked Miata that he ran off a cliff.)
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:44 AM   #1474
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i'm ok with traction control.

want.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:54 AM   #1475
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Motus = doomed. The average bunch of Squids will not spend 30k+ for this bike... America is the land of HD's , wannabe HD's and rice rockets , with the occasional Beemer or Duc thrown in... can't see this working long term at all.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:44 AM   #1476
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Motus = doomed. The average bunch of Squids will not spend 30k+ for this bike... America is the land of HD's , wannabe HD's and rice rockets , with the occasional Beemer or Duc thrown in... can't see this working long term at all.
Their limited production isn't marketing towards the average squid. They aren't looking to compete with anything on a large scale, just sell 250 bikes a year, and probably only for a few years. Which won't be too hard. Long term, once they start making a profit, and pay off the R&D cost on their engine, they can really take the company in more directions, if they want.

I still wouldn't buy one. But some people will.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:51 PM   #1477
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Was a joke, of course. Idea being the Motus is expensive. Been on bikes for 30 years but still like a fast car. Was more fun when I lived in Vt though. (Had a pal with a tweaked Miata that he ran off a cliff.)
Compared to the turbo Busa that one of the inmates here was selling (for only $8g's IIRC), I don't think there's much the auto world has to offer that will touch it from 0-150. Maybe a Veyron...

I've already gotten a ticket on my Concours. I really hate living in Dog's waiting room. If I wasn't planning on moving back to Phoenix I'd get a 250 for the street and a 350-400 for the dirt/street.

Sometimes the tweaks that people make are good for the track, not so much for the street. I had a friend that replaced all the bushings in his Rx-7 with soft metal. Turns out, that setup is really intolerant of mid-corner pavement irregularities. Who knew?
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:53 PM   #1478
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I'm ok with traction control.

That is a nice lookin throttle.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:13 PM   #1479
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That is a nice lookin throttle.
Its a GSXR thou
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:01 PM   #1480
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Got an e-mail from Motus today announcing West Coast dealers. Livermore (East Bay), Reno, and SeaTac.

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=...4&e=dbc19e6598



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Motus is seeking an Assembly Technician

Job Summary:

Motus is seeking a qualified motorcycle assembler. This technician is responsible for final assembly of production motorcycles from suspension to brakes and electrical systems, to chassis, powertrains and fuel systems. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and disciplined candidate to join our team as we begin production of America's only V4 sportbike.

Follow this link to the full Job Description and inquiry instructions.

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Old 07-19-2012, 07:39 PM   #1481
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Anyone heard any new info? I was told there would be demo bikes this summer, and even got on a notification list, but have not heard a peep.

I wonder if they are still planning on having bikes out in the fall?
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:30 AM   #1482
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Facebook posts show them moving into a new facility for construction and still riding the original demo bikes.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:50 PM   #1483
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still looks pretty cool

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Old 07-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #1484
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Price point

It's too bad their, (MOTUS) price is out of the spending limits of most in the 25-40 year old range of riders.
BMW did the same thing for many years, and they were badged as the Oldsmobile of the motorcycle industry (BMW's were what old retired guys rode that could afford them and their "style" attracted that market share). BMW has finally broken that stigma by covering the super sportbike market, owning the adventure market as well as offering products for the sport-touring and touring (old guy) market.
The U.S. motorcycle industry NEEDS the sporty-sport touring market as an alternative to HD cruisers and wanna-be bikers, but at a reasonable cost.
MOTUS is only going to have GEEZERS riding their bikes and that will not help their product IMAGE and subsequiently, their SALES/PROFITS...
(all of the above is just my opinion and I've gotta few cocktails on board!)
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:53 PM   #1485
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Someone will buy them.
Just saw a brand new CVO ElctraGlide with 60 miles on the odo, in my sponsor's shop, having 6 grand worth of aftermarket stuff installed on the bike he just spent $50K CDN buying. The owner of said new bike left it with the shop, saying to break it in after installing the stuff, and he climbed onto his 2010 regular ElectraGlide and rode off.
There are people who will spend huge bank on this kind of stuff. Not me of course.
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