After a ten year run, it appears that Motus motorcycles have met its end. Makers of the American built MST and MST R v-4 motorcycles have ceased operations. Motus Motorcycles founders Lee Conn and Brian Case announced that Motus Motorcycles has been forced to shut down operations effective immediately. Using the official Motus International Owners Group Facebook page, Conn and Case indicated that “Motus’ financial backers unexpectedly informed management that they will not provide sufficient capital to maintain operations and grow the business.”
Caught off guard by the move, they said they were surprised and disappointed, especially because they have been working on preparing an October 2018 product launch into a new and exciting segment as well as new features on the MST series. “This is very unfortunate timing and we will work to quickly find a new path forward for Motus Motorcycles and our American V4 powertrain division. We are very grateful to Team Motus, truly the finest group of professionals and people, who have each dedicated so much of their hearts and soul to Motus. We are also thankful to our dealers and the many customers and supporters who have cheered us on and put gas in our tanks along the way.”
As of September 5, Motus’ official website has no mention of its suspended operations. The next step for Motus is not clear. and we will keep you informed of any updates.