MOTUS: New Sport Tourer to be built in Alabama

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

  1. olie

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    +1 except your reference to the C14. If any American company makes a C14, I for one would be buying it even if the prices were 1/3 more. After 36k+ miles the C14 puts a smile on my face. Just came back from a 5.5k mile trip 2/3 of which was done 2up. I saw and sat on a Motus, no way I could have done that trip on one. Even if I were solo...
  2. DAKEZ

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    :lurk A lot of optimism going on in this thread.
  3. PizzaHog

    PizzaHog Thought Criminal

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    I believe the term you're looking for is "oikophobia", the opposite of "zenophobia":
    The British philosopher Roger Scruton has coined a term to describe this attitude: oikophobia. Xenophobia is fear of the alien; oikophobia is fear of the familiar: "the disposition, in any conflict, to side with 'them' against 'us', and the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiably 'ours.' "​
  4. capriccio

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    Find were I said that. You didn't read the post did you!?
  5. capriccio

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    As far as the spelling! I'm just not that anal.

    But I do agree with you on the manufacturing part, its how countries build wealth from raw materials. Unfortunately the American mindset is to NOT get their hands dirty, students go to colleges/universities to get clever or learn how to massage the system so they can suck the fast drying tit and the cleverest will be millionaires if not billionaires. As an example, in Europe the Manufacturing Engineering degree is a grueling 5 year program, which tells us they take it seriously cause they understand the impact. As far as being a pessimist, I believe they are based in reality, while optimist is a pessimist wishing for the best outcome which is different than hoping where people put their money where their mouth is. I guess you are hopemist.

    Motus may have formulated their plans years ago and are stuck with the current economy, that's unfortunate. But to make it now when so so many niche bike manufacturer's have closed and more on verge I say Motus better have a more than terrific plan. I do wish them the best and if they can sell me a bike for around 20K I may just be an hopemist myself, as I do love V4 especially in that size.
  6. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    Thank you for ignoring all of my other valid points.
  7. capriccio

    capriccio Long timer

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    Your welcome. :lol3
  8. squirley

    squirley punk in drublic

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    I for one wish them all the success in the world. Make it comfortable, reliable and fast. Put a big alternator on it and hopefully it can be a platform the aftermarket will love. Would I spend more on a bike because it's American? Yes I would.
  9. NC Scott

    NC Scott MOmymamamamaMOmymama

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    Found this ten-minute interview with Lee Conn:
    http://youtu.be/Cbn_uZ2Z3EY
    <iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Cbn_uZ2Z3EY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  10. jrflanne

    jrflanne Been here awhile

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    I believe it will have all of that. Would I buy it because it is American? Probably. Would I buy it because 525lbs, 160hp, etc.? Oh, hell yes!
  11. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    Hmmm...that video said exactly the opposite of what some nay-sayers are predicting. Imagine that. hand built, hard to get, premium parts, attention to detail.

    he's right. Moto Guzzi is a great bike that does nothing better than anything else. This guy gets it. They will do well.
  12. NC Scott

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  13. Bails

    Bails Been here awhile

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    Just gotta Ask why Americans keep bringing old technology to market in trying times. V4 push rod motor ? Survivors of the great depression were innovators ! Then again maybe they understand technology the same as they understand finance ?
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    xtop20A Banned

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    nothing wrong with pushrod motor as long as you dont expect it to rev to the stratosphere,as a plus it is much simpler,lighter,easier/less costly to service and less top heavy than a ohc motor,pluss these babies have direct injection,a first for a motersickle
  15. NC Scott

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    Maybe the technology suits their intended goals without over-complicating things. What are the valve adjustment intervals on the MOTUS?? Hmmmm...
  16. xtop20A

    xtop20A Banned

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    it proly has hydraulic roller lifters,no adjustment needed if that is the case
  17. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    Yes, single cam-in-the-valley, hydraulic lifters, pushrods, and dual overhead valves that never need adjustment. :clap
  18. xtop20A

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    yepper and at a claimed 100hp per liter it is not highly stressed,comparatively speaking
  19. NC Scott

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    ^^^Exactly^^^^
  20. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Chains, sprockets, tires and oil changes. There's your maintenance manual right there. I haven't owned a bike with hydraulic lifters since my 2004 Kawasaki MeanStreak, that bike had a shaft drive so maintenance was pretty much oil changes and tires. Even though I only have to do the valves on my Honda CBF every couple years with my mileage, I just did them, had a couple valves out of spec so had to pull the cams and replace shims. I'd rather not do that if possible. I like hydraulic lifters. :deal