MOTUS: New Sport Tourer to be built in Alabama

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

  1. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    A Vmax powered sport tourer would be cool but would compete with the FJR, so Yamaha isn't likely to make one. The VMax motor originally came from the Venture touring bike.
  2. ddddd

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    . The VMax motor originally came from the Venture touring bike.[/QUOTE]

    The older one from 25 years ago sure did, are you aware of the new one released in 2009, its a little bit different
  3. ddddd

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    I think you might be getting confused with the old 1200 Vmax the new one released in 2009 has no ties what so ever with the old engine it now has a 1670 V4 rated at 200hp. As far as being more advanced I was not just referring to the obvious DOHC with 4 valve heads but more things like variable inlet manifolds, alloy cylinder liners etc.
    I agree the motus should make a great sports tourer, I just feel its engine is a little behind the times in comparison to whats already out there
  4. NC Scott

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    Let me be the first to offer up a shout-out to Motus!

    Whaddup MOTUS!:clap
  5. JerryH

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    Not only is there the "new" V-Max (I liked the old one better) and the VFR1200, but the ST1100/ST1300 sport touring bike as well. For me pushrods, and chain drive would both be selling points, but ABS would not. I would also prefer a single carb, rather than FI (I know of 2 people with 4 cylinder Goldwings set up with single carbs, and they run great) At $20K the Motus would be a decent deal, that is if you could be pretty sure parts and support would be available well into the future, but over $30K, and close to $40K for the top of the line model puts it out of contention. I think the EBR 1190RS is also too expensive, but it is a very limited production model which is likely to become a collectors item, and actually appreciate in value. Buell at least has some history and heritage. Has anyone considered what the depreciation on the Motus will be? And for those hung up on the exhaust sound, it is easy to tell that the EPA will not allow a stock bike to make that much noise, so you will have to get an aftermarket exhaust to get the sound. I can't see the production model coming with an aftermarket pipe, they are all too loud for the guvment.
  6. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Are you going to just ignore the 185 hp Motus model?
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    Yes. He's ignoring the horsepower, and Jerry's ignoring everything else.
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    I do not know what to say to that, Jerry are you asking Motus for a Baby Quadrajet ? For the Baby Block ? :huh
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    Jerry is "Special" :D
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    Are we seriously talking about a carburetor on a $30K/$36K motorcycle being sold in 2013?

    Jesus H. Christ, I'll be happy when this thing is finally released so that we can stop speculating and crying. We've effectively created a "silly season" thread for a goddamned motorcycle no one has ridden.
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    So put aftermarket exhaust and a PC on the Vmax engine and see where it puts it. The Motus comes in two HP levels, 161 and 185, I still have yet to see anything that says where that extra HP comes from, besides the different exhuast in the pics. And until it gets the EPA stamp of approval, their numbers don't mean anything... and more importantly a production model strapped to a dyno. But the point is a powerful V4 is nothing new to motorcycles.

    edit- this is from http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/10/76...Star-VMAX-vs-Triumph-Rocket-III-Roadster.aspx

    "All that fancy engine talk equates to some serious real world wahoo! – to the tune of 165 horsepower at the rear wheel. Factor in about a 15% loss due to the shaft final drive and our dyno measurement matches favorably with Yamaha’s near 200 hp crank claims. It also makes the VMAX one of the most powerful machines we have ever tested. Only three production rides have registered more dyno hp: the 2010 BMW S1000RR (182.8 hp), 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa (166.8 hp) and the VMAX we tested in 2009 (166.4 hp). The Max produces plenty of torque too, with 104 lb-ft peak numbers."
  12. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    While you talk about horsepower are you going to ignore the extra 200 lbs that the VMax carries?
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    Are you going to ignore that I specifically said I was comparing engines and not chassis?
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    OK, that is the drive train weight difference then?
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    I'm just about ready to put Jerry H on IGNORE the Road Warriors forum so he won't post here again.. :baldy
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    He does add comic relief in a twisted and skewed view sort of way. It is almost to the point that I look forward to reading his silly posts. :lol3

    He reminds me a little of this guy... I wonder if he has a Gremlin?

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  20. Mr. Canoehead

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    We did the same thing when the Buell 1125R was announced. Hey, it's winter - what else are we gonna do? :rofl