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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2013, 04:34:11 pm »

Nice! Bigok
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2013, 04:54:41 pm »

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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013, 04:57:19 pm »

yep, nice indeed.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013, 04:58:25 pm »

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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013, 06:53:13 pm »

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013, 07:01:28 pm »

I like the white one  Razz
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 08:05:50 pm »


I like the white one  Razz


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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2013, 08:06:32 pm »

Just what I need, another bike with the nearest dealer 500 miles away.  They do look pretty cool, though.

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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2013, 08:10:58 pm »

Great Video. Good looking bike. Just a wee bit out of my price range...
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« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2013, 08:39:57 pm »

I am impartial about the bike, but boy do I sure wanna move to to Utah! Lol
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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2013, 09:08:33 pm »

I guess this means Motus has a firm release date?  My Shiver dealer, RPM Cycles in Dallas, has the Motus franchise (along with Norton) and they kept saying "It's coming" every time I asked.  I figure I can at least get a test ride, price too rich for my wallet.  Awesome bike though.
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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2013, 09:53:51 pm »

Never has ANY motorcycle sounded so completely, wholly and utterly perfect........... Inlove
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« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2013, 11:35:08 pm »

The ones in the video sounded like Guzzis.

I am forwarding this video to Mandello for further investigation.
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« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2013, 04:59:06 pm »

So... pretty video. Nice scenic vistas. Artsy fartsy studio lighting effects.

BUT ... if you are marketing to bike guys, please, for the love of God, turn off the music for at least one or two "dramatic pauses" where we can hear the bikes go bike at full honk .... I couldn't tell if these bikes sounded like Vespa's or Thor's own drums of war.

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« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2013, 05:05:14 pm »


The ones in the video sounded like Guzzis.

I am forwarding this video to Mandello for further investigation.


They sound like two Guzzi's - total awesomeness  Thumbsup
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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2013, 05:46:26 pm »

Wow. So want and MST-R in white with red trim.

So won't ever be able to spend that kind of cash on a bike.

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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2013, 09:25:37 pm »

Oh my that's a great sounding bike!

I'm going to delete all of my recent ride report posts and just plug this video in as a substitute of what I just rode.  I love the cinematography.   Bigok
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« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2013, 09:30:03 am »


So... pretty video. Nice scenic vistas. Artsy fartsy studio lighting effects.

BUT ... if you are marketing to bike guys, please, for the love of God, turn off the music for at least one or two "dramatic pauses" where we can hear the bikes go bike at full honk .... I couldn't tell if these bikes sounded like Vespa's or Thor's own drums of war.

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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2013, 11:17:39 am »

Wow, where abouts in Utah was this filmed?

I hope Motus success and they offer a 'common-man' version in the future.
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« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2013, 11:28:49 am »

Agreed. I like the Motus alot and hope they succeed. Very nice to see an American made sport touring bike. I am a common man in search of a rich girlfriend so I can get one  Embarassment
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« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2013, 11:38:04 am »

Wow, where abouts in Utah was this filmed?

A few different places. Mostly Highway 12 from what I recognized for sure.
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« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2013, 08:44:04 pm »


A few different places. Mostly Highway 12 from what I recognized for sure.


From being there just a few days ago, that's about it.  Toss in Glen Canyon and that about covers it.  
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« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2013, 09:16:31 pm »

sounds like a group of Guzzis
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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2013, 01:12:40 am »

Went to their website, great specs, pretty pictures, but no hint of price. And price is going to be the 800lb gorilla in the showroom. Under 25K and they're golden, 25-30k and it's still doable, over 30k and it's a curiosity for those with plenty of disposable income meaning they'll never sell enough to maintain production.
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« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2013, 09:41:55 pm »

An online Cycle World article, 8/1/13 date, had this to say about Motus pricing.

"Two Motus models are available, the $30,975 MST (with a claimed 160 horsepower and 125 foot-pounds of torque) and the $36,975 MST-R (180, 120)."

Kinda headed to a rarified financial atmosphere Wow
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« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2013, 11:56:22 pm »


Wow, where abouts in Utah was this filmed?



The forest area looks like Highway 12 between Torrey and Boulder, the white rock country is Highway 12 between Boulder and Escalante, and the red rock views are from Highway 95.  I don't live there but those roads and views are the reason I keep going back.
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« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2014, 04:50:26 pm »


sounds like a group of Guzzis


... that actually run.



I love everything about the Motus, but man oh man, even a few years ago when I could basically afford to ride whatever caught my eye, I wouldn't have dropped $35k on one. I hope they can shave costs as they mfg bigger numbers.  Sad
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« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2014, 02:00:44 pm »

Same. No way I'd spend that kind of cash on a bike. I could buy anywhere from 3-6 bikes of my choice and have every tool for every need covered.
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« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2015, 07:32:58 am »

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« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2015, 10:31:07 am »

I would have one TOMORROW if I could. American made sport-touring bike, handles well, tons of power/torque, that sound and good suspension and set-up. The motor is designed to run forever with low maintenance. What's not to like?

Except the price.          Sad
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I would have one TOMORROW if I could. American made sport-touring bike, handles well, tons of power/torque, that sound and good suspension and set-up. The motor is designed to run forever with low maintenance. What's not to like?

Except the price.          Sad

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« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2015, 02:53:33 pm »


I'll let the first buyer take the hit, wait ten years and pick up someone's garage queen with 1500 miles on it for five or six thousand.


Yeah, but, you just lost ten years of riding the exclusive Motus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2015, 05:42:06 am »

A ride report on the BMW K1600 forum, it seems pretty good but again - the price!  EEK!

http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bike-talk/89850-my-motus-test-ride.html

I still don't understand why they went for a chain drive when they have the ideal crankshaft layout for a shaft like a Guzzi, especially as it is meant to be a sport tourer. Headscratch They end up with the complication, weight and expense of power sapping gears to turn the drive through 90 degrees, but a chain drive whose only advantage is for a pure sport bike.
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« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2015, 06:24:38 am »

I agree on the shaftdrive. Maybe they didn't have the budget.

Thanks for the link  Bigok
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« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2015, 10:38:34 pm »

Meh, I've never understood the "I hate chains" crowd.  I'm glad they did it with a chain.  Lifetime warranty on the rear sprocket and a 20k warranty on the chain itself is fine by me.  And you have gearing options too.  Not that you'd *need* to alter the gearing.  It's perfect the way it is.

As is the rest of the bike.  I rode on last Saturday with Lee Conn.

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« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2015, 06:07:16 am »


Meh, I've never understood the "I hate chains" crowd.  I'm glad they did it with a chain.  Lifetime warranty on the rear sprocket and a 20k warranty on the chain itself is fine by me.  And you have gearing options too.  Not that you'd *need* to alter the gearing.  It's perfect the way it is.

As is the rest of the bike.  I rode on last Saturday with Lee Conn.

Woo-fucking-hoo, what a beast!


I didn't say that I hate chain drive, in fact I have been alternating between chain drive and shaft drive bikes for several decades now and currently ride a Ducati. I just think turning the drive through 90 degrees is pointless on a bike which is more tourer than sport bike.  Smile
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« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2015, 06:35:16 am »

Makes me want to go for a ride
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