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Guy Procter  says:

Return of the 'real bike'? Motus MST-01 revealed

New US bike firm Motus has at last revealed its brutal new sports tourer, the MST-01. Its Corvette-aping pushrod-operated 1650cc transverse V4 puts out 160bhp but despite that impressive peak Motus claim it’s tuned not for power but real roads, real revs grunt that promises to leave rivals feeling weedy. And before you say it’s ugly, remember it’s up against Honda’s VFR1200. The...

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racinjetford

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racinjetford says:

Honda vfr

Look at the VFR for an example. It was hugely successful when it was a more simple, LIGHT, do it all motorcycle with decent styling and a great sound. Each new version got heavier, uglier, and guess what? Sold less and less. Why? It became too heavy, too big, over-complicated, and just didn't get people excited about it anymore. The new VFR was hyped-up to be the next "real" VFR, but was a disappointment to most as another move in the wrong direction. It's even bigger, even heavier, and even uglier. The Motus is what the VFR should have been.

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Tell me more!

Never heard of these people  before but the project sounds and looks good. My only reservation is have they done anything about the torque reaction of engines like this that makes the bike twitch to one side when you blip the throttle. Anyone who has had a Guzzi or a BMW will know what I mean. If they can fix that, they will be on to a winner. After that, all that remains is 'How much?'

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hondarc30

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hondarc30 says:

this looks great...so far..

...'racinjetford' has captured exactly what was in my mind as I read the article about Motus. I have been waiting for a company to produce a bike that appeals to me in the same way my VFR750, VFR800 (gear drive cams) and my old BMW100R did. 

Here it is! This bike, with that simple huge torquey v4 without the fat would be perfect. I would never sell my VFR's but I was always prepared to add another if ever Honda got round to making one which I wanted.

Well done Motus, in my eyes this is my new 'VFR'........only more characterful. Bring it on I am waiting to buy.   

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