Motus Motorcycles is making progress. There’s a write up in the latest Motorcyclist magazine that adds some numbers to the general information we already have. The 525 pound MST-01 sport tourer is aiming for 140 horsepower at 7800 rpm and 120 foot pounds of torque at 4500 rpm. The 90 degree V4 will be mounted longitudinally, as shown above, with a single cam in the valley of the V pushing 2 valves per cylinder. Engine should be running early this year with motorcycle production for 2011 if the EPA is satisfied. Prices will be in the mid $20k range.
Interestingly, the MST-01 will utilize chain drive with a bevel drive redirecting power from the longitudinal V4 arrangement.
Sales will be direct from the Alabama factory until a dealer network can be set up. A higher spec MST-R is planned as a follow up.