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The Motus is coming. It's been a long adventure from concepts to prototypes to production machines - but we are almost there. As we await final emissions certifications for America's newest line of motorcycles- the MST and MSTR- we've pulled down our old site and created this blog to let you see behind the scenes as we march toward production. In the coming weeks, we'll launch our new website and begin rolling motorcycles out to our dealers across the country.

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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.

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August 30th, 2013 @ 6:08PM

Range.

286 miles from the 5.5 gallon tank.¬†Lake Ponchatrain, LA to Cottondale, AL without stopping….

The American V4 exceeds expectations again as the benchmark was 250 miles/tank. The test riders behaved (with a few exceptions) and stuck to the scheduled test: all interstate, all at/below the posted speed limit.

68mph/2900 rpm average. 92-94 deg. ambient.

At 70mph, the MST spins 3000rpm and has 100+ ft lbs on tap…..there aren’t many sportbikes that can do that AND be comfortable for 4+ hrs straight.

One tester commented- “Glad to know the interstate range now, but next time can I just kick in $3.69 and buy the extra gallon so I can get back a LOT quicker?”

8_29_range test

Comments

On September 3, 2013, 7:58 am Cameron said:

With only 1,402 miles on the odometer this must be a newer motorcycle off the line….I would love to be the person that inherits the bike after you guys are done testing it!

On September 3, 2013, 3:22 pm Lee Conn said:

Hi Cameron, trust me, you won’t want this one when we are done with it…..

On September 6, 2013, 2:09 pm Richard Gozinya said:

So that’s 52 mpg on a bike that makes 160 hp? That’s pretty impressive, I would’ve thought low to mid 40’s at best, nice work!

On September 20, 2013, 12:04 pm Dan Caulkins said:

Getting restless waiting for October 11th and 12th! I’m thinking a test ride of 250 miles in 3 hours. More typical of what your customers will experience. Sign me up!