MOTUS: New Sport Tourer to be built in Alabama

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

  1. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    It won't be perfect.
  2. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Perfect in the sense of production/running issues but you knew that Mr Intentionally Obtuse.:fitz
  3. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td Been here awhile

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    Amen. I just watched a KTM video where they are working on the 2017 models! KTM is an established company already cranking out bikes.
  4. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    On Orange County Choppers they build a bike in 1 hour, with breaks for commercials.
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    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    Harley builds at least 5 completely new bikes every year.:rofl
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    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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  8. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Which is why they needed a government bailout in 2008....they were selling them to people who were "unqualified buyers".
  9. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    Your thoughtful and intelligent response has no room in this thread. Please lurk, or simply reply 'I want them to succeed, but....'

    One of the things that the Motus front men did wrong was give aggressive dates. It won't matter to the real end users, but keyboard commandos sure like the fodder.
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    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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  12. 10/10ths

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    ...one of my favorite quotes:

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  14. Worroll

    Worroll Been here awhile

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    This thread really is going around in circles... I'm pretty sure that quotes been posted here.
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    KungPaoDog Been here awhile

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    Has anyone discussed the fuel injection/GDI?:1drink

    I'd like to see one again. I hope someone buys one someday.
  16. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    They dropped the GDI as of the last major update. Complexity and ability to service at dealers was the reason. I suspect cost was another.

    Motus has not discussed the EFI. I'm sure you will hear something once the EPA traps have been run.
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    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Best yet.....

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  18. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

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    And that pretty much sums up this thread. If Motus hadn't hyped it so much, and implied release dates, etc., there wouldn't be 160 pages of going around in circles.

    Has anyone seen a production bike yet? Or are we all still looking at the same two bikes. The only dealer close to me is still listed as a Motus dealer on the Motus site, (last I looked), but no longer has anything about Motus on their own web site. Last year it was all over their site. They were excited last year to be getting bikes in '12 and hoping to get customers in, etc. to check them out.

    On paper they appear to be making progress, but they don't seem to have established the core manufacturing resources to actually build 200 bikes a year.

    At the end of the day, it's hard to sell a totally new bike w/o demo rides. Makes me wonder what kind of investment each of the dealers has to commit to?
  19. zDollar Bill

    zDollar Bill Eat, Sleep, Ride, Repeat

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    Just went to the Motus website and found they are taking reservations now for spring/summer 2013 delivery. There is also new dealer on their map, Moon Motors in Monticello, MN.
  20. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Can you name any fresh start car, or moto makers that managed to keep to their original introduction schedule, or maybe estimate would be a better word.

    What core manufacturing resources are you referring to? They seem to be contracting out for most all the big parts, not unlike Local Motors.

    How many Dreer Nortons have you seen? Has it been an easy road for every subsequent Indian owner?

    I'm sorry that your 'local' store changed their mind on taking on another line of bikes. It costs money to do that, and people do change their minds.

    Just because you haven't seen some production bikes from them means absolutely nothing.