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Guy Procter  says:

First verdicts on 161bhp Motus V4 sports-tourer

New American V4 sports-tourer the Motus MST-01 has completed the first leg of a multi-thousand-mile public development ride. The joyously coarse-sounding pushrod-actuated, direct-injected engine is the star of the soundtrack in this newly released video recap, which also features soundbites from the first journalists to ride the bike. Although to call them independent might be pushing it (both are 'friends' of...

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May 09

Posts: 508

speedo007 says:

Wow that sounds awesome! And it looks way better then initial sketches. I never thought I'd say this, but I could consider this one. Hope they make the naked version too...

Just hope the engine will be easy on gas...we need to start seeing more bikes in the 5.x L/100km range...

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Jan 08

Posts: 74

Victor9098 says:

Time Will Tell

Looking forward to some independent reviews, and I wonder if EBR should not have done similar building both high-spec and cheaper spec versions, time will tell though. As far as I understand all they did on that tour was pull up at dealers and let people throw their leg over the two bikes, maybe that and it being US built will fill their books for the first year or two though I am not convinced that they are the next Norton or even Erik Buell,and its not like we are going to see them this side of the Atlantic anytime soon.

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Sep 10

Posts: 1313

SatNavSteve says:


Had a look at the web site for Motus and the specs sound good although I've got to say its not the prettiest bike I've ever seen. Looking forward to a test and comparison test in this country. They could be onto a winner, maybe!

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May 06

Posts: 89

Kescheng says:

Engine Wrong Way

Good to see that someone is trying something new, although I have my doubts about the engine. V4 - grand idea. Mounted longitudinally - bad idea. Pushrods - okay for America but for the rest of the world which is currently in the 21st century isn't going to work well. I know that Hardely Abletoo's sell but they have a huge marketing thing going. Apart from the engine issues, it looks okay and dare I say it modern. Hope it is good and I hope that I'm wrong about the engine.

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Feb 10

Posts: 379



So Motus have created a NEW ENGINE? I always thought Honda had this configuration in the pan Euro,the old twin CX series,besides other marques over the years doing likewise. The bike seems to be coming along quite nicely since its first inception,however,when are they going to give the frame a new thick coating of either black or white paint to go with the bike? That silver,makes it look unfinished and spoils the overall look to not just the looks but finish,quality.

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Mar 09

Posts: 743

bikerbit says:

no thank you

looks very slow cornering turn in so yes it is a typical american motorcycle even compared to other sport tourers but will wait and see

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May 09

Posts: 508

speedo007 says:

wow you can see its slow cornering turn in from a video? wish I could do that no more need for bike demos :)

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Dec 08

Posts: 1291

boybilly1967 says:

Looks good and sounds good. It will be fast enough for most people. I wish them luck.

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Oct 10

Posts: 34

Mitchyman says:


WOW looks and sounda amazing!

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Aug 11

Posts: 1

redcastle1 says:


The sound of the bike has clearly been dubbed over the video in lots of places, that of course is when you can hear the sound of the bike over the music drowning it out

Why does every motor cycle add assume that if you ride a bike you like heavy metal  rather than either quiet or engine noise

baffles me.


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