MOTUS: New Sport Tourer built in Alabama

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Reverend12, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Long timer

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    I'd rather die than own anything like a Boss Hoss.

    As to why the Motus is priced the way it is, top quality engineering takes money. Especially when you are a small start up company and don't have Honda's R&D budget.

    The Motus is not the bike to impress anyone on. It is designed to be functional and not butt jewelry.
  2. McNeal

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    After reading the various comments on this thread I think back to this quote I read years ago.

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
    ― Theodore Roosevelt
  3. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    this....
  4. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    I was getting off my bike at a local dealer a few years ago and out pulls a young guy on a Boss Hoss with the most incredible, petite, young lady in a halter top and tight, tight shorts on the back.

    Once he got on the road, pointed straight, he let it rip, with the hottie holding on so tight, the bike burning clouds of rubber and leaving a track out of sight.

    Yeah, right then, I wanted a Hoss.:lol3
  5. Bar None

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    "I'd rather die than own anything like a Boss Hoss."

    That statement takes the cake as the dumbest post in this thread. Pretty hard to do but he did it.:rofl
  6. apessino

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    Considering you know fuck nothing about the people that wrote those "various comments" that is a pretty stupid quote. :D

    In any case, and for the umpth time, no one is wishing ill on the company or disrespecting their work. I hope they do great and sell a buttload, I hope there is a great market for them and I love all bikes - the more the merrier.

    I don't dislike the bike, but I am not quite as impressed as some of the people here, that's all, not with the tech and definitely not with the looks. It is conceivable my opinion will change if I get to ride one, until that becomes a possibility all we can do is speculate based on the data given. It is just ONE opinion on a product from a potential customer, one that buys a lot of bikes... I would have liked a more radical direction or a more level price point for their current offering - one or the other. Their chosen direction does not tickle my fancy as much as it could have - it does not mean they are worthless or even wrong, just one single data point in an ocean of noise,

    It's not a judgement call on the character of the company's founders, the talent of their engineers, not an analysis of their business savvy or a reflection of my patriotic feelings or the American dream - just commenting on the product that is offered for sale, respectfully. So why don't you all unclench a bit, will ya? :rofl
  7. Hank.SD

    Hank.SD Jet Measurer

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    You sure can type.
  8. pmelby

    pmelby Home Brew Adventurer

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    WTF! Is this not a forum of riders? How the fuck can a ~550lb, 58" wheelbase, sport-touring bike be even remotely compared to a big-block powered, psuedo motorcycle like a 'Boss Hoss':puke2

    Any mention of the Boss Hoss two wheeled abortion should garner a lifetime ban.:deal

    cheers,
    melby
  9. Bueller

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    Jesus. From Vulcan 750's to recommending Boss Hoss motorcycles as an alternative to a high end, low production sport tourer. What's your next recommendation - a Royal Enfield? You really just don't get it, that much is painfully clear. Also painfully clear to every last member of Advrider is the fact that you aren't MOTUS's target customer. So PLEASE, just shut up already, or at the very least go to another thread if you can't control your motorcycling tourette's.

    And people around here say the rugged dentist Harley riders are ignorant fucks who ruin motorcycling. They're no comparison to Jerry.
  10. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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    i dont know, i googled boss hoss and it is pretty nasty
  11. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    If your idea ofd a motorcycle is an 1100 Lb curb weight, automatic transmission, terrible handling, and a near complete inability to put the power to the ground, then yea, it's pretty nasty.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI_GvCl8ei8&feature=player_embedded
  12. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Sounds like an Amazonas :puke1:

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  13. bk brkr baker

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    I "test" rode a Boss Hoss at Bike week one time. the course was maybe 200 ft. then turn left 200 ft. and turn left. You were allowed 2 laps. They took the shifter off so you were in low gear only. I watched a few guys take their turn and about half would put a foot down in the turns.
    Why ? Why would you put your foot under a cast iron small block ?
    My only goal then was to ride without putting a foot down in the turns. No problem . It 's a huge heavy motorcycle, but you don't have to ride like a knob. Just do what you know and don't be slow.
    After the ride ,the sales guy gets in my face and says "Let's see what do you ride? Oh,a Monster. We'll take a Monster in on trade. What do you think ?"
    Uh,Uh, no thanks man . Where I live we have real roads with curves , hills and bumps. I can ride as fast as i like on the Monster and keep it on the road. I just don't think I'd live long on this piece. Thanks for the ride . Bye.
  14. Foot dragger

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    Me too! TM builds bikes in Europe,they hand build much of the bike, even the shock is built in house,they are a small factory that loves what they do and they turn out some fast beautiful MX/Dirt bikes.
    No machine welds,handbuilt as much as possible.
    They only sell 1000 bikes a year but they do make a statement, and their bikes are fast and run well,somehow they keep the doors open.

    Maybe Motus can pull it off,they have to fight the feds here all the way to do so,cant be any sharp edges dumb asses will hurt themselves with,layers of legalese crap to deal with besides building an all new bike.
    They seem like smart guys,they just might do it.
  15. kirb

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    1> This is the montra of the nay-sayers. I want them to succeed, but....

    2> You cannot compare Motus to EH as stated before. There are some people who are not afraid of low volume bikes...like Bimota, like EH, like Norton. I bought an EH new in crate, 10 years after they closed (no trouble getting support, btw). You ~don't get it, never will~ just accept that and ignore the world around you.

    3> That statement alone says whey you should just pass over this thread.

    Jerry, ADV really doesn't need troll wannabees. Either man up and go full troll or just lay back and admire your Vulcan.
  16. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Long timer

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    The thread needs to be put back on track...

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0UxLXjjGH4U?feature=player_detailpage" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" width="640"></iframe>

    A naked Motus is even cooler than the faired one!
  17. Cakeeater

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    That's one weird-ass video. The bike jumps from faired to naked during the ride.

    The only thing I got out of that is shift from neutral to first is pretty clunk-free.

    Cakeeater
  18. Tim_Tom

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    Pretty sure it was two bikes. The faired bike is being used as the camera bike to film the naked one. I recall Motus experimenting with a naked spec R version, don't know if it will be build or remain a prototype though. Anyone else know anything about it?
  19. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Waaaaaaaa!
  20. PhilB

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    Woah! If they build a naked bike version, I could *seriously* be tempted by that.

    PhilB