MOTUS: New Sport Tourer to be built in Alabama

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

  1. scooterspirit

    scooterspirit Ilovekitty

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    Motus is beyond my price range, but not beyond my 'need' range.:D
  2. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    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.
  3. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    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.
  4. scooterintexas

    scooterintexas Been here awhile

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    Not exactly. If someone is cost conscious they're not spending $31K on a bike - period.
  5. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    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.
  6. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    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.
  7. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    This.
    All of it.
  8. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl

    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!!

    :freaky:freaky :rofl:rofl
  9. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    The Moto Guzzi Norge comes to mind...
  10. ferrix

    ferrix Been here awhile

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    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.
  11. ddddd

    ddddd Adventurer

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    Actually the new 8V Norge has an over head cam, but it still has push rods technically, they are about 15mm long
  12. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Technically, it's "cam in head", not OHC.

    :deal
  13. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    ??
  14. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    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.
  15. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Me, either.
  16. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    The other term is "hi cam".

    And, despite the "OHC" in the valve covers of the Daytonas, they were cam in head, also...
  17. ddddd

    ddddd Adventurer

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    My apologies, you are correct
  18. whisperquiet

    whisperquiet Been here awhile

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    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.
  19. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    So, did anyone get a Motus for Christmas?:ear
  20. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    I will check under the tree again.... But It looks like Santa ran out before he got to my place :cry