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Rode a Motus
« on: August 28, 2018, 09:55:09 AM »

Been following this ride with some interest. I'm intrigued with the whole American made and concept hoping I would give me another option for touring bike. Main concern was the ride position and price. So rode for about 40 mins and wow what a cool bike. V4 with tons of HP and midrange TQ. Best of everything brakes suspension, frame. Little sparce on amenities. For those who style like the twisties this is a great bike. Still working on the riding position with handle bars and windshield. If you get the chance go ride one.

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Re: Rode a Motus
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2018, 12:57:47 PM »

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Still working on the riding position with handle bars and windshield.

So, it kind of sounds like you bought one, did you?

I think it's a bit like a SBC cut in half, but with all new parts etc.  SCAT out of CA did an engine like this for their oval cars and it's supposed to be really strong.
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Re: Rode a Motus
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 01:38:47 PM »

Dan I did not and not sure that I will. If money wasn't a concern I would already own one, it was a blast. I really looking to fill avoid for a touring/ cruising bike. Not sure the high dollar Harley is going to fit the bill anymore. Will keep the hotrod I have for now and add to the collection. Going to ride a 1600B next

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Re: Rode a Motus
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2018, 01:57:52 PM »

Motus is a neat bike for a boutique motorcycle.  However, lack of dealer network, stability of the company, etc. would concern me.  I'd hate to buy one, they go out of business, and I'm stuck with a "DeLorean."  I just looked, there's one dealer in my state...six hours away.  Some states didn't have any.  It would suck to breakdown in the Dakotas and have to ship the bike home just to get it repaired.

For my pocketbook, the K1600B would be more palatable.     
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Re: Rode a Motus
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2018, 02:16:04 PM »

BMW of Tampa is a Motus dealer, they have a couple of new bikes that are at least 2 years old. They have been outside in the front of the dealer storage area it appears to me there whole life. They seem to be holding up well as far as aging, rusty bolts etc. Dealer is VERY motivated to offer extended test rides if anyone is close to him. Salesman I spoke with said the assume they will never sell these two bikes as anyone spending that much money would want a new one. He did say they would except offers if anyone is interested and they are on the dealers website. Also when I was there they had a bunch of the BMW Baggers and were begging folks to test ride.
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Re: Rode a Motus
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2018, 04:47:03 PM »

Ok, for that one other person on the site that had no fricken idea what a Motus looked like you can check them out >here<. :D :D

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Re: Rode a Motus
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2018, 04:55:39 PM »

Ok, for that one other person on the site that had no fricken idea what a Motus looked like you can check them out >here<. :D :D

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Wow. 180 hp......you could hurt yourself on one of those.....
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Re: Rode a Motus
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2018, 01:23:51 PM »

Dan I did not and not sure that I will. If money wasn't a concern I would already own one, it was a blast. I really looking to fill avoid for a touring/ cruising bike. Not sure the high dollar Harley is going to fit the bill anymore. Will keep the hotrod I have for now and add to the collection. Going to ride a 1600B next

BigLew

Do yourself a favor and look at or demo that K1600GT and/or K1600GTL as well. The panniers are removable and if that bike is limited, it should be higher than the K1600B.

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Re: Rode a Motus
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2018, 03:05:49 PM »

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Re: Rode a Motus
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2018, 06:01:20 PM »

Good to hear from you Ken. Hope you and yours are well. :drink:
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Re: Rode a Motus
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2018, 03:04:34 PM »

Good to hear from you Ken. Hope you and yours are well. :drink:

Doing great, just older. How's Rooster? My 131 is still running. Your's?
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Re: Rode a Motus
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2018, 03:31:53 PM »

Yeah its a real bummer Ken!

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Re: Rode a Motus
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2018, 10:20:13 PM »

Wow...is this for real.?....

Unfortunately...it made the local paper (AL.com).  I personally didn’t care for the style of bikes they built but those motors were awesome!!
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