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#1 puppychow

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:51 PM

Motus MST

Not a big fan of the way it looks, but the engine specs sound very impressive! They almost had me at "No Valve Checks".

Now, if they only made a shaft driven version, with a bigger fairing...

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 03:11 PM

How much?
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 03:24 PM

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 03:26 PM

A saw picture of one at this past bike week in Daytona.









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Posted 18 March 2011 - 05:57 AM

Me likey.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 06:55 AM

I found some information about this bike, read some of it here:

Motus 1

Motus 2

Motus 3

Motus 4



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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:37 AM

I found some information about this bike, read some of it here:
Motus 1
Motus 2
Motus 3
Motus 4

Looks-like?, from your research, that the Motus MST may be the new FJR...? :unsure:
(tho it needs: bigger windshield, h/bar risers, better seat, highway pegs, tourpak, and maybe a car tire... :huh: )
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:07 AM

I found some information about this bike, read some of it here:

Motus 1

Motus 2

Motus 3

Motus 4



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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:21 PM

Depends on what price they come up with. But it's definately on my "watch" list.
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:34 PM

No.
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:57 PM

I like the fact it's made in the USA.

I like the idea of the new motor.

Other than that, there's not enough fairing nor close to enough windscreen to be of any interest to me. It's just another bike.

I could have sworn I read a blurb that they were supposed to be pretty damned expensive, too.

So...the answer is NO!
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 09:27 AM

Chain final drive instead of a shaft is a deal-breaker for me.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:13 AM

Don't like the slit look of the front-not on a bike anyhow. Don't like chain drive...the crank layout is perfect for a shaftie. Don't like the projected price. Pissing done, overall I likey !

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:14 PM

How much?


40K +

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:32 AM

The Motus V4 Tour is going to be at the following locations in the near future:

Go AZ Motorcycles, Scottsdale, AZ July 15
Queen Mary Seawalk Village, Long Beach, CA July 16
Alice's Resturant, Woodside, CA July 25

Should be interesting to see one in the flesh. More info at their website. Still no prices yet. But they say that they will be selling their "baby block" motor by itself for people who want to use it for other projects.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 05:13 PM

It seems as though the Motus would be roughly the price of 2 farkled FJRs, sooooo.....not likely.

I like the concept but I'm far too used to my shaft drive (rather than chain) and the easy maintenance of the FJR. Besides, "old looking" of not, I think the FJR is sexy looking and I enjoy the weather protection of the body work.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 05:38 PM

No way, my FZ1 is chain drive. Way faster, much sexier, and comfortable enough to knock out 5.6 gallons of fuel in one sitting most of all its a Yamaha just like my FJR. Nice try Motus.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:30 PM

I'd be interested -
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 07:43 AM

It seems as though the Motus would be roughly the price of 2 farkled FJRs..


They still haven't listed any prices yet. Their website said they would come out with prices late 2011 IIRC. If you're refereing to the "40K+" post, I think that was complete speculation. Either way, they could still kill it with outrageous pricing, but I'm hoping that they don't.

Since I can't make the Clan Gathering, I may have to go up to Long Beach and see this critter in the flesh.
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 07:00 AM

On tour for the rest of July -- something-like 10 different dealerships:

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