MOTUS: New Sport Tourer to be built in Alabama

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

  1. GB

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    Any idea of when prices will finally be announced?
  2. bafrench

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    Not sure of the prices, but when I talked to the guy at the booth at Barber's this weekend, he said that they will be for sale by Summer 2012 with about 20 dealers nationwide. So if I had to guess, I'd say prices will be announced sometime before that.

    BTW, here's a pic of the prototype tested in some major magazines:

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  3. Boxer-lust

    Boxer-lust Banned

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    My guess the new Motus will cost the equivalent of 2 Honda ST1300's...:D
    As for the sound-file the engine sounds pretty agricultural to me;lot's of mechanical clatter while the Honda sounds like a coffeemaker...:lol3
  4. Cos

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    As opposed to the Boxer's wet fart? :D
  5. Boxer-lust

    Boxer-lust Banned

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    Mine sounds like a Richthofen Red Baron biplane with the help from $taintune...:D
    Speaking about exhaust wonder why Motus puts those cheap-azz Two Brother pipes on it...:huh
    If they want to be a top quality niche manufacturer and they can't design their own why not source some high quality non-repackable stuff from akrapovich,remus or staintune for that matter ?!
    The Sargentseat is ok but the Givi bags don't fit the flowing lines of the bike and the handlebar looks like very homely/garagemade too.Why no nice looking cast pieces ?
    While at it ditch the chain for a clean beltdrive if the sports-Touring community is expected to take this bike seriously.
    Maybe they should put me on their payroll for some additional consulting...:lol3
    I have a few more ideas up my sleeve for the american-made ST1300...:D
  6. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Nah, they don't need you for a consultant.

    Tube handlebars are used so you can tailor your riding position. I think it was smarter to spend the $ on the motor, and other things instead of investing in specific cast bars.

    Having owned a Sargent seat I found it more than OK, and it looked like OEM quality. Another benefit to it is that you could easily get it reworked by the manufacturer.

    Givi bags; they're an easy, decently high quality easy to get replacement parts.


    It's about the bike, not the saddlebags.
  7. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    Please stop trolling. It's not a BMW, we get it. You won't buy one, thank you.
  8. Glenngineer

    Glenngineer Scooty Puff Sr.

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    Is the front fender touching the tire?
  9. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    I'd be willing to bet if you post a pic of an R1200 S he'll start touching himself.
  10. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    Yep.
  11. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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    thing sounds kind of mean, i bet that clatter clears up off iddle
  12. Boxer-lust

    Boxer-lust Banned

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    You are right !
    It's not a BMW.
    It is a sporty Honda ST1300 thanks to lighter and less power sapping chaindrive...:D
    I finally got it...:lol3
  13. scooterspirit

    scooterspirit Ilovekitty

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    Motus doesn't remind me of any Honda. I like it @ $14,999
  14. Boxer-lust

    Boxer-lust Banned

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    I have seen new ST1300 for as low as 10990 not 14990...
    It would not surprise me if the Motus would be more like 24990 at only available at Neiman Marcus...:D
  15. scooterspirit

    scooterspirit Ilovekitty

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    $25K, to me that would be absurd. If they were mine, I would be practically giving them away. Make 0 dollars for the first couple years, then everyone loves your bike.

    So Boxer-lust, you know BMW, do you think Motus is worth $15K?
  16. Boxer-lust

    Boxer-lust Banned

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    Scooterspirit if the Motus rides well,if it is reliable,if the get dealerships that sell bikes and parts and maintain the parts I think $15K is the absolut upper limit for people who don't mind paying extra for the made in u.s.a. label...
    If you look at the bike itself without any B.S. or emotion just as the machine itself that would be already paying an extra 4 grand for basically a Honda ST1300 with chaindrive but hydraulic valve lifters and no ABS...
    A tough sell but emotions are a big part of the motorcycle business otherwise nobody would buy a Harley just looking at the product and how much they want for it...:D
    But I think the Motus will cost $20K + as my best guess looking at the scale of bikes they try to sell and looking how much they wanted for the Confederate bikes...
    But if they really want to sell that bike on a global scale the product needs to be top notch as in rideability and reliability and dealerships.
    They need ABS and shaft and if that bike is really that torquey TC,too.
    The competition is brutal.
    Harley is the exeption.They sell more an image than motorcycles since they are stuck in the past.
    Look how the once mighty japanese have fallen...
    Especially if you have no name you need to be truly world-class to compete with the heavy hitters from europe and japan !
  17. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    I made an edit to your post to remove all the useless, incorrect, and just plain inflamatory information. Enjoy what is left.
  18. beeper

    beeper Badger tickler

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    Oh yes, much more enjoyable. :lol3

    Having recently made a down payment on a new chain driven BMW it's gonna be a few years before another new bike is possible. I certainly hope Motus does well as I would love to have one of my own someday.
  19. univibe88

    univibe88 Slidell4Life

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    I saw the bike in Worcester tonight. It was really nice talking to Brian, one of the founders/creators. The bike is beautiful, and has a very comfortable riding position from what I could tell by throwing a leg over it. I look forward to seeing how this unfolds.
  20. Glenngineer

    Glenngineer Scooty Puff Sr.

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    I was there, too. Brian was nice to talk to, and Lee was a really great guy. A very likable, down to earth, easy to talk to guy. Both of them seemed to be doing what they really wanted to be doing. Brian did most of the technical talking - he sounds like he's building his dream bike, and like he's done a damn good job.

    FYI, I was the guy in the gray pants and black leather jacket talking about wind tunnels and my Strom.