MOTUS: New Sport Tourer to be built in Alabama

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

  1. Hammerspur

    Hammerspur Long timer

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    The '84 FJ-1100 I once had was like that too... seems The Big 4 'forgot' how to build 'em that way...?
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  2. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Yeah, my FJ had a very low seat, but it was short on legroom.
  3. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Is Motus expected to exhibit at the "International Motorcycle Show" as it makes it's way around the US?

    Might be something to encourage me to attend, tired of seeing the same ol' hundred pirate gear vendors and street video vendors.
  4. ohgood

    ohgood Long timer

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    loch ness is real !

    (someone on adv is complaining about too much power, so messy has to be real)
  5. 10/10ths

    10/10ths Road Trip Fool

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    "....it's not enough power until I can spin the tires in top gear at the end of the longest straight at over 200 mph."

    If you are buying a $25,000 sport tourer, worrying about having to replace rear tires every 3,000 miles seems funny.

    That's right up there with guys who buy Dodge Vipers and then complain because the tires cost $1,000 each and only last 5,000 miles. It's a Viper. Really?!?

    The price of going fast is that you burn your consumables faster. It IS what it IS.

    Cheers.
  6. Glenngineer

    Glenngineer Scooty Puff Sr.

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    On a related note, I am going to murder the first fat grey beard that puts a car tire on one of these.
  7. schwartzkm

    schwartzkm Adventurer

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    Yes! The only ding in my book is the chain, but i can live with that because all the points you list above.

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  8. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    I suggested that on the Motus Facebook page, but IMS has a history of RAPING the vendors. I doubt Motus would make it on the whole tour unless they joined in a 'shared' stage like Piaggio is doing with 'Guzzi.
  9. cccbarkbuster

    cccbarkbuster Been here awhile

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    If I wanted go real fast I`d get an R1 or 1125r get sticky rubber and do track days and burn a set off in a weekend or two.
    I still go pretty fast on the uly with wifey on board too, but its stunning how fast the tire wears. I`m not rich but do like sporty bikes that I can ride 2 up, this is on my radar but there is a bunch to choose from. I`ll keep riding the Uly till it breaks or something comes along that does things it does better,but that will be hard to beat as I got it at closeout prices that new bikes can`t come close to.
  10. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Has anyone "Ully'ed" an 1125 yet?

    :ear
  11. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    I've been running the Metzeler ME800 radials the past couple seasons. The rears last 10,000 for me, 2-up and "sport-touring". (You'll have to go down from a 180/55-17 to a 170/60-17 if you make the change. There is no ME880 larger than 170/60-17.)

    Otherwise, pretty much every sport touring tire out there is going to last 4k to 8k, not matter what bike it's on...

    :dunno
  12. cccbarkbuster

    cccbarkbuster Been here awhile

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    That would be an awesome bike but haven`t seen anyone pull it off yet. The 1125 platform is lighter than the XB platform so it would make for a machine lighter than the new big adventure bikes from everybody! EBR has racing on his brain for now so it`ll be a while!
  13. cccbarkbuster

    cccbarkbuster Been here awhile

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    Sure is quiet in Motus land any new news?:1drink:lurk
  14. Hank.SD

    Hank.SD Jet Measurer

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    Good question. I just looked on their Facebook page:

    Motus Motorcycles Thanks for checkin back in.... Pricing coming soon, but we still have a bit more work to do in securing final production quotes, etc...thanks for patience.<abbr title="Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 11:24am" data-utime="1323797043"> December 13 at 11:24am</abbr>
  15. scooterspirit

    scooterspirit Ilovekitty

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  16. scooterspirit

    scooterspirit Ilovekitty

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    I could see how traction control would be good. I wonder how much one of those direct injectors lasts/costs.
    >>&#8220;I have no idea what the market for sport-touring bikes is,&#8221; he said, pointing out that since nobody else sells an American-built sport-tourer, &#8220;nobody knows what the market is,&#8221; and in any case, &#8220;we&#8217;re not trying to sell tens of thousands of bikes.&#8221; The business model is much smaller, around 200 units a year
    http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2011/07/motus-in-person/
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  17. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    This might sound strange, but I have to wonder about "crash-ability." In other words, how much damage would it sustain in a minor tip-over/crash?
  18. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Can't be any worse than a BMW R model.

    Man that bike looks sweet in white with those red valve covers.

    Sounds absolutely BITCHIN too.
  19. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    Unfortunately, I'm in the useless category for a motorcycle manufacturer, as I can't see myself buying brand new, nor spending that much on a bike at this point in my life at all. So as much as I'd like to complain about this and that, since I'm not going to be amongst the first buyers, rather trying to pick it up used for a (hopefully) better deal, what can I say other than I hope lots of people with more money than me buy lots of these things to keep Motus in business, and selling as many bikes as they can build? :lol3
  20. RAGBrian

    RAGBrian jonesing for a ride

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    I am wondering if I should go ahead and bite the bullet on getting one of these brand new? Should have a great time riding it, be the envy of anyone who see me on it, and still be able to find a willing buyer for it when I want to sell it! At least the used $ amount I would be paying is on a new bike vs. a used bike.

    Just gotta convince the CFO (wife) that this is a good idea.

    :hmmmmm