MOTUS: New Sport Tourer to be built in Alabama

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

  1. joexr

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    Really? This thread was full of guy's blithering about Motus like it was the second coming of Christ.
  2. GeoAggie

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    Maybe Motus is waiting until there is something concrete to discuss . . . . unlike many on AdvRider :lol3

    Jeff
  3. eakins

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    ? their website is saying countdown to launch and they list the bikes as 2014 model so next years. considering what they are they don't pop out like widgets. from what i've seen they've been good about updates and any NEW developments. i'm sure they are plenty busy.


  4. davevv

    davevv One more old rider

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    I was fairly excited about this bike 4 years ago when this thread started but I think a lot of us have just grown tired of waiting. It seems really unproductive to generate so much hype back then and not be able to deliver in a reasonable time frame.

    And now, if you really want this engine layout in a touring bike, it will be available in 2014 at half the price from Honda. And it will have the shaft drive appropriate to a touring machine. Yes, it's a retuned ST1300 engine and not half a Chevy small block. It is on the touring end of the spectrum instead of the sport end. But this one is real. It will also provide something to ride for the next 4 years while the diehards continue to wait for a Motus.:lol3
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  5. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    I really like Hondas V4 engines, they are some of the best motorcycle engines made.

    But the styling of that bike is :puke1

    It reminds me of Dan Gurney's creation
  6. JerryH

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    Nothing new from Motus? What else is new? It's almost 2014. Is anything going to happen in this decade? By now it should be obvious that something is wrong at Motus. If they actually intended for it to take this long, they should have waited a couple more years to announce it. For those so in love with technology, this bike will be an antique before/if it ever becomes available.

    The Honda ST1300 looks like a Goldwing FB6. But more important is what it feels like from the seat, and it looks like Honda might have a winner there. Nice wide flat seat, and the bars and pegs look comfortable. At half the price of the Motus, Honda wins big time.
  7. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    The only ones bitching about not hearing anything are never going to own one anyway.

    There are two types of people who get the inside update- people who put money down and people who get off their lazy ass and email Lee or Brian (founders) like I did.

    Wait, easier to be a keyboard commando and complain about a race that you don't have a horse in. Why are some so hell bent on putting down guys who took a chance and are ---><--- this close to pulling it off?
  8. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    Obviously something HAS to be wrong because you didn't bother to ask the people who know the answer? From a guy who gushes about a Vulcan 750 and think tubeless tires are an engineering marvel.

    I love this place.
  9. joexr

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    Dammit , Jerry , now you pissed off the cheerleader.:lol3
  10. GeoAggie

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    Why waste your time in this thread? Just move along, please.
  11. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    Just like the computer you wrote that post on.
  12. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    You asked where we were....
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    kwb377 Non-Professional Rider On A Not-So-Closed Course

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    With a marketing and promotional strategy like that, how could they not be successful?
  14. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Been here awhile

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    I was interested in Motus a few years ago, and I hope they still make the bike and succeed as a company, but they really missed an opportunity not getting the bike out earlier after the initial hype. Now with EBR making an american made bike with 180 hp and having a naked and "ulysses" style bike on the horizon, those wanting an american made, powerful, sporting bike have other options on the horizon, at roughly half the price.
  15. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    A Ulysses style bike could seriously catch my eye. That's the first I've heard of that, and it would really be exciting.

    As we all these boutique brands, it comes down to dealer network, reliability, etc. But the difference is I will always give them priority in the purchasing cycle.
  16. Moronic

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    Exactly. They've probably got buyers already for the 300 bikes they thought they might sell next year.








    Now they just have to get them the bikes. :ddog
  17. eakins

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    yes that sounds like the case. wealthy buyers who lined up with real $ and are patience to received an updated, finalized and well tested product.

    July 2013:
    "Conn, company president, says 16 dealers are now in place and a &#8220;good number&#8221; of bikes have already been pre-sold. What&#8217;s more, he says plans call for Motus to build 300 bikes in its first year of production, and perhaps double that in the second year. As for the bikes themselves, Conn says &#8220;just about everything, apart from the wheelbase and overall look,&#8221; has changed since Conner rode the prototype."
    http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/08/01/2014-motus-mst-and-mst-r-first-look-review-photos-pricing/

    i'd say all you naysayers need to stop it as you're making a fool out of yourself publicly and coming across as internet idiots. from all the info out there, these bikes are to be released in the next few weeks. my guess is a good bit are built already. i hope to ride one, one day.


  18. JerryH

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    It's a shame that most of the really good (and expensive) machinery winds up in the hands of "wealthy" people who have no idea how to ride/drive it. True enthusiasts who know what to do with it usually can't afford it.
  19. Blakebird

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    What an idiotic thing to say....what on earth makes you thing that because a guy is well-heeled and can afford a Motus, means he's a poser and can't ride?

    I'd wager that every bike Motus sells goes into the hands of someone who is an avid rider and wants a bit of exclusivity....and has the means to afford a special bike.
  20. Rick G

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    I knew a rich guy (unfortunaely now deceased) who use to host private track days for a dozen or so friends who were in the loop. One of my buddies was in the loop and took me a couple of times as a guest. This guy was no poser! He could ride the shit out of any one of his many Ducatis. He would show up with a fully equipped trailor with anything you might need. He would feed us lunch and once he brought in an Ohlins specialist to help everyone set up their suspension.

    One of the nicest, sweetest guys I have ever met! I feel priveledged to have known him during his much too short life.

    He would have been a customer for this bike. I would be too if I had just a little bit more money.

    Rick G