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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Reverend12, Sep 23, 2009.
Motus is beyond my price range, but not beyond my 'need' range.
Do you mean need range, or "want" range? Everybody wants expensive stuff, but most can have just as much fun with something a lot cheaper.
Really,at the end of the day,if you have to ask,you cant afford it. 30+ grand is indeed the price of an average new car. A good mountain bike with no engine starts at about 3 grand these days,and quickly hits 10 grand if you want a real good one.
Toys are pricey and nobody Needs one,its the "want" where it gets tricky.
A decent used ST1100 can be had for about 3 grand ready to hit the road,some people can just barely afford that but they're still out there riding which is what counts.
Some people can buy a Motus on a whim to go with their latest Ducati/KTM. There's all sorts of folks with all sorts of incomes,quibbling about what or why a Motus should sell for X amount is just babbling on and on.
Limited production bikes arent cheap,never have been,its a push rod V-4 that hauls ass.
Which other company is building a modern pushrod engined sport touring bike?.................. hmmmmm
None. Its not a boring Honda,I like that. It has panache and its American made.
Not exactly. If someone is cost conscious they're not spending $31K on a bike - period.
Virago as one of the best traveling bikes ever,that's a stance not many people take. Cruisers dont lean much,weigh lots,and are meant to profile around on in town usually. The 1 Virago I rode was about all revved out at 65mph,didnt have the gearing to on the hiway.
Jesus, it really is all about you isn't it. I'm curious - Is there anyone left here who isn't completely worn out on this guy yet? Do we really have to be subjected to posts comparing a dumbass Vulcan 750 to something as cool, potentially unique, and low production as a MOTUS?
Good, then you have no business here. Don't go away mad, just go away.
All of it.
Come on! A fucking VIRAGO as one of the best bikes???!!! hahahahaah!!!!
This is hilarious!
Please tell me you're just trying to get some people wound up with this bullshit!?!
It really is a pretty funny joke when you look at it that way, isn't it?? And he got several of you going! hahahaah!!! Good one!!
The Moto Guzzi Norge comes to mind...
Someone in another thread about Indian motorcycles mentioned how right now Motus is actually the closest spiritual successor to the original Indian: no-nonsense, performance oriented, innovative American motorcycle. I think there is a lot of truth in that which made me think: wouldn't it be nice if Polaris bought Motus, rebadged it as Indian and use their strength to put the bikes into larger volume production? Sure they'd still charge a premium for that Indian badge, but it could be a bit cheaper than it is now and support and backing of the major player would make the whole deal easier to swallow for many people...
Yeah I know it's not going to happen... just a nice dream I had, that's all.
Actually the new 8V Norge has an over head cam, but it still has push rods technically, they are about 15mm long
Technically, it's "cam in head", not OHC.
Yes, it is a similar design to the early oilheads - they used short pushrods to keep the heads from becoming too large. They were cam in head designs as well.
I was responding to a post that said there were no pushrod sport tourers out there. The Norge has pushrods, even if they are short (as did the R1100, R1150 and hexhead R1200's).
Personally, I wouldn't buy or not buy a bike because of how the valves are operated.
The other term is "hi cam".
And, despite the "OHC" in the valve covers of the Daytonas, they were cam in head, also...
My apologies, you are correct
Now that the Mayan calender nonsense has passed, I guess we can look forward to the introduction of the new Motus before the end of the year.
So, did anyone get a Motus for Christmas?
I will check under the tree again.... But It looks like Santa ran out before he got to my place