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« on: June 27, 2013, 05:49:20 pm »

Did the Motus bikes ever deliver? Have heard nothing, their website is up and says Spring/Summer 2013, but I haven't heard or seen anything regarding production bikes...? Priced way out of my range, but still interested.

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 07:04:35 pm »

Me too. A Motus is first on my list, right after the rich girlfriend.  Inlove
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 07:39:55 pm »

I check their site every couple weeks....it hasn't been updated for a while.

This close to the target date it's probably a busy place  -  at least I hope it is   Lol
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 08:49:59 pm »

The first small run of production bikes are done... I think 5 each..ready for testing. They have a few dealers lined up... still in the running for production... let me see if I can locate an update that was sent to me at work.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 08:35:57 am »


The first small run of production bikes are done... I think 5 each..

Each?  As in 'more than one model'?  What 'chu talkin 'bout Willis?

I stopped paying attention when they dropped direct injection (but didn't drop the price).
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 09:52:08 am »

Things have been quiet on the EBR front too (regarding production bikes, new models). I would really like to see both brands survive. Variety is good.
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2013, 12:04:37 pm »


Things have been quite on the EBR front too (regarding production bikes, new models). I would really like to see both brands survive. Variety is good.


Are they still racing in the AMA superbike series?
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2013, 12:05:40 pm »



Each?  As in 'more than one model'?  What 'chu talkin 'bout Willis?

I stopped paying attention when they dropped direct injection (but didn't drop the price).


Yes, two flavors of the same bike. The R spec is  Inlove Inlove Inlove-er than the regular one, which is already pretty  Inlove Inlove Inlove-worthy.
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2013, 12:08:22 pm »


Things have been quite on the EBR front too (regarding production bikes, new models). I would really like to see both brands survive. Variety is good.


My understanding is that EBR has signed some dealers . . . . . .this is a good sign . . . . I agree, the more choices, the better!
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2013, 12:35:15 pm »




Are they still racing in the AMA superbike series?


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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2013, 01:02:56 pm »

Another bike I can't afford.
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2013, 01:40:11 pm »

Man.  If I win that lottery, I will have an MST-R.  Inlove
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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2013, 02:48:40 pm »


Another bike I can't afford.


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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2013, 05:18:08 pm »


Things have been quiet on the EBR front too (regarding production bikes, new models). I would really like to see both brands survive. Variety is good.


I spoke with Erik 2 weeks ago.

1.) Yes, still racing in AMA
2.) Still selling 1190s at a good clip
3.) Higher volume (lower price) model will be coming out this fall, stay tuned
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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2013, 06:22:21 pm »

Crap - just saw the prices. I hope enough people buy them at that price to cover the r&d, so the price drops to where us normal folk can get one.
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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2013, 06:40:16 pm »

Bless them for making this bike but I am really struggling with why a U.S. make can't produce a model that's actually reasonably priced. $30k gets you into a Panigale R or a Connie 14 with complete Ohlins aftermarket suspension .

I don't understand why one of these guys can't pull a Bimota and use a motor off a GSX-R and wrap a new frame around it. At that price point you have to specifically want to buy an American bike and specifically a Motus for this to even remotely make sense. I get it that R&D is pricey and the big names all have that baked in and years of experience but it would seem that these guys could have piggy-backed off of known tech for their first outlay and gotten people into the brand. And by known tech I don't mean the motor off a Sportster. I mean a proper sport bike motor.

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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2013, 07:58:09 pm »

It is nice but not exceptional bike . I don`t see them surviving long term . For 35 grand you can buy zx14/k13/etc. and  liter bike .
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« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2013, 05:12:19 pm »

What is there to test?  It's just an engine with a bunch of high end aftermarket parts strapped to it  couch
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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2013, 10:21:53 am »


It is nice but not exceptional bike . I don`t see them surviving long term . For 35 grand you can buy zx14/k13/etc. and  liter bike .


This right here.  For $35K I can get a K1300S fully road read AND a S1000RR with the track goodies.  Come on...that's just TOO much damn money for not enough bike.
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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2013, 10:40:19 am »


What is there to test?  

Torque.

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