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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Reverend12, Sep 23, 2009.
I shall be anxiously awaiting the pictures you post of your new Motus.
I'm not saying I'm buying one.
That of course has nothing to to with the fact that you are comparing a state of the art, low production motorcycle with top shelf components to a piece of shit Vulcan that hasn't changed since 1985. You are a blohard idiot of biblical proportions.
Top shelf components?
That off the self hard luggage and generic coil packs sure look the part.
that "off the shelf" stuff is made by the same company that provides oem luggage to many bike mfr'rs.
the rest sounds pretty top shelf to most people
Electronic Fuel Injection
Electronic throttle control
Ohlins R&T NIX adjustable front suspension
Progressive mono-shock rear suspension w/ remote preload adjuster
Forged aluminum wheels w/ wave rotors
Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires
Removable side cases by Givi
Premium seat by Sargent
20,000 mi XW-ring chain by RK
Hybrid rear sprocket w/ lifetime warranty
2 year warranty unlimited mileage
It would be nice if they used the Ohlins electronic suspension, now that Ducati dropped it on the MS1200. It also doesn't say that the rear shock is Ohlins in that list but the material suggests that it is.
I believe that the list should include Akrapovic.
I think if any of us were to spec out a bike, those are the suppliers we would use.
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Exactly. How many manufacturers include all of that on their models? How many purchasers of $20,000 + motorcycles immediately change the seat, exhaust, and suspension?
I'm not suggesting a $30,000 MOTUS is cheap, but it certainly comes out of the box with a lot of top shelf components. As a point of comparison, my brother's 1200 multi was $27,000 by the time he got done changing the exhaust/fueling, seat, and having the finish on the cases matched to the bike.
But just think how much money he would have saved if he bought a Vulcan 750 how utterly fucking retarded.
If this company is successful enough to survive, at some point they may produce some of that list of components reducing the cost of production and of course the same will occur as they increase production. I'm not sure what their production goals are. Does anyone think they would like to be selling this bike for $20K in five years at 5 times early production numbers? Would they on the other hand prefer to keep numbers low at $30K?
I just wish somebody would buy one and post about it in this thread so you FFs could shut the hell up for minute
You can't buy one.
Company F = the Sport Touring market. ALL OF IT!
The Triumph Sprint, Tiger1050 and now Trophy
The BMW RT, K1300 series and now 1600
The Moto Guzzi Norge
The Honda ST series/VFR, NT700V
The Ducati Multistrada
..... I May have missed a couple.
The point is. The Motus is a high priced and VERY small piece of a VERY small piece of the pie. All the bikes listed above are great bikes! All of the Bikes listed above have good to great dealer networks. All of the bikes above are priced at a third less to half the cost of the Motus.
Tell me again how you think Motus will make it. If a larger company (such as Polaris) bought them they just might have a chance. MIGHT!
Akrapovic should be on the list, as should Oz for the forged wheels. The Brembos are monobloc caliper as well.
The shock is an Ohlins TTX - which offers high and low speed compression and rebound, a ~$1500 piece.
All of this is inconsequential and performs no better than a Vulcan 750.
Jerry... Is that you?
I wonder if he's on any Ford F-150 Lightning or Raptor forums preaching the '93 V6 S10 gospel.
This is a thread full of hilarity
Why pay more?
I mean, look, they both have an engine, two wheels, and handlebars. I just can't see any difference. Those MOTUS guys are just ripping you off of $29,950.00, when you could have purchased an equally performing Vulcan 750 for, say, about 50 bucks.
Unfortunately, you can still probably buy a 1983 Vulcan 750.............it does not appear that the Motus can be purchased yet at any price. What a conundrum.
Well in the world according to Jerry it shouldn't matter whether it ever becomes available or not. Everyone will happily ride away on their equal but much more reasonably priced Vulcan 750. To purchase anything else would be just plain dumb.
The boy is confused:
He doesn't even know the difference between a feet forward mid-control chair riding position of a GoldWing and a dirt bike.
Just think........a Vulcan with renthals, TKCs, Giant Loop bags, etc...........it boggles the mind.
I keep seeing this thread has been updated and I click on it just to find more silly arguing. I get it. Some like this bike (like me) and some do not. Can we get passed that and find out if bikes are being built and delivered? If anyone has ridden one and what they thought and things like that? That is what I am interested in anyway, not whether this bike is better than an 1985 Vulcan. I mean, if that is the bike someone is comparing to the Motus, it is obviously not the bike for them.
Spring 2013 delivery to dealers, is the last I've read.