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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 #28 on: June 10, 2014, 04:39:15 pm »

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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 »

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/motus-mst-sport-touring-motorcycle-american-made-v-4-engine-first-ride-video?src=SOC&dom=fb#ooid=RrMG41dDo-54JxKPH5qz7yXLNOYZh4mN
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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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« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2015, 12:19:52 pm »

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

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.
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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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