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The Motus is coming. It's been a long adventure from concept to prototype to testing/development to production machines - but we are almost there. As we work to finish testing of the newest American motorcycles — the MST and MST-R — we've pulled down our old site and created this blog to let you see behind the scenes in the final stages of development. We'll talk about the people behind Motus, our design philosophy, upcoming events, technical specs and maybe even some of our favorite rides. In the coming weeks, we'll launch our new website and begin rolling motorcycles out to our dealers across the country. We invite you to come back often and join the conversation.


Motus manufactures high-performance, American V4 sport-touring motorcycles that combine heart-racing performance with uncompromising comfort. Powered by the mighty MV4 and MV4-R Baby Block engines, the MST's are a reinvention of the traditional sport-tourer. Comfortable American sportbikes with accommodations for touring. Motus represents uncompromising attention to detail and a commitment to building machines that offer motorcyclists the best possible riding experience.



July 28th, 2014 @ 3:07PM

Bonneville Speed Trials, August 2014.


I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life…if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.  - Roald Dahl


Comments Off July 24th, 2014 @ 10:07AM

Desert Bronze Metallic.

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Comments Off June 9th, 2014 @ 10:06PM

Meet Motus’ Senior Test Rider, Bruce Edmiston

Meet Motus’ Senior Test Rider, Bruce Edmiston. This guy has ridden just about every bike out there over a 22+ year career and is now in charge of a rigorous mileage accumulation program at Motus. Here, Bruce discusses his feelings about riding the 2014 Motus MST and MSTR. No script, no rehearsal- we just put him in front of a camera as he came in for lunch after a 150 mile ride on a cold, rainy Alabama day in March 2014. 

Comments Off May 27th, 2014 @ 1:05PM

Interview with Motus president, Lee Conn.

The Motus dealer in Boyerton, PA is Martin Motorsports. It’s a fantastic store- owned, operated, and staffed by top shelf folks who are all real enthusiasts/riders. Their blog, RoadProse, recently posted an interview with Motus president, Lee Conn. Click the image below to read.



Comments Off May 19th, 2014 @ 5:05PM

Motus Open House, 5/30 from 1-6pm

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Comments Off April 22nd, 2014 @ 3:04PM

Appalachia Blue at COTA


Comments Off April 22nd, 2014 @ 2:04PM

Strong White MSTR.

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Comments Off April 19th, 2014 @ 7:04AM

Motus mulls F1 team.

Brian Case figured that somebody better give Marquez a run for his money at the Circuit of the Americas….


Comments Off April 16th, 2014 @ 1:04PM

V4-Powered RCR Monoposto revealed.

The V4 Baby Block is versatile for a range of applications needing a small, high performance engine from motorcycles to small cars to industrial applications to…anything else you can imagine. Here’s a little video of a really fun build, the V4-powered RCR Monoposto. Built in around a month by Fran Hall and his team at RCR, the V4 is mated to a T5 transmission with a simple adapter plate. Here’s a link to an article on the Monoposto.

What do you want to do with your American V4? 

Prices starting around $9000, the V4 is now available for shipment.


Comments Off April 8th, 2014 @ 9:04PM

MV4 and MV4R Dyno Chart

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Comments Off April 5th, 2014 @ 8:04AM

2014 MSTR specs.


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2014 MST specs.






4 Comments → March 18th, 2014 @ 10:03AM

Neale Bayly Rides a 2014 MST.

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Comments Off March 18th, 2014 @ 10:03AM

Enovation Controls’ Show Bike

Check out Enovation Controls‘ customized MST, revealed for the first time at the 2014 CONEXPO- CON/AGG show in Las Vegas. This show is HUGE  and the promotional graphics were a great way to attract attention and show off some new technologies offered by Enovation Controls. Great company, great folks.





Comments Off February 10th, 2014 @ 10:02PM

Yeah, but how does she sound?


Comments Off February 5th, 2014 @ 8:02PM

2014 Motus MST’s, Speed Silver and Appalachia Blue

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Comments Off January 26th, 2014 @ 11:01AM

Sneak Peek of JT Nesbitt’s Bienville Legacy.

Check out Alan Cathcart’s first impressions of the supercharged, V4 Baby Block-powered, Bonneville-bound masterpiece- the Bienville Legacy by Bienville Studios in January 2014′s Cycle News. About 90% done, The Legacy has to be one of the most innovative, interesting and finely crafted machines built in a long time. 


Comments Off January 17th, 2014 @ 6:01PM

National Corvette Museum Exhibit- Two Wheel Speed.

It was a huge honor for us to loan an MST prototype and V4 Baby Block prototype to the National Corvette Museum for their 1st motorycyle exhibit Two Wheel Speed. Here is a link to an article about the exhibit was a huge success. It is no secret that we are Corvette nuts here at Motus, so it was humbling to be in such good company among the cars and other interesting motorcycles. Big thanks to the incredible staff and leadership at the National Corvette Museum. If you haven’t been there yet, put it on the bucket list.




Comments Off January 16th, 2014 @ 6:01PM

Motus is hiring (superstars only).

Motus is expanding/hiring! Superstars with industry experience in powertrain, procurement, QC, assembly/tech, please send resume and other relevant information to or to 500 28th Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233


Comments Off January 10th, 2014 @ 3:01PM

Flame Red Metallic.

2014 Motus MST Flame Red Metallic

2 Comments → January 9th, 2014 @ 4:01PM

Motus featured in Cycle World’s “On The Menu”.

Grab the February edition of Cycle World and check out Mark Hoyer’s article “Sport-Touring On The Menu” where he highlights the Motus MST in reviewing several sport-tourers on the lighter, smaller end of the spectrum. The MST tips in above the quoted 500 lbs, but not by much.

“…our ride on a prototype was promising, and the engine sound was amazing. Ready-to-ride weight is said to be 500 pounds, which, with the ponies on tap, means the Motus should go like hell.”- Mark Hoyer, Cycle World, 2/14


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Comments Off December 30th, 2013 @ 6:12PM

Happy New Year!

Motus New Year 2014

Comments Off December 6th, 2013 @ 4:12PM

What are you gonna do with your American V4?

MV4's ready to ship

6 Comments → December 5th, 2013 @ 10:12PM

Motus on Silodrome.

If you are into cars, motorcycles, boats and other aspects of “gasoline culture”, you gotta frequent Silodrome. Click on these images or here for an article on Motus.

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Comments Off October 9th, 2013 @ 8:10PM

Motus In Motion.