What better way to test a brand new motorcycle than to ride it across the country in all kinds of weather and riding conditions? That’s the idea behind the Motus American Sport Tour. From July 11th to July 30th, Motus will be on the road, riding the Motus MST and MST-R from Birmingham, Alabama to Laguna Seca and back, with visits to locations all along the way where you will be able to see the bikes up close.
The tour will make stops in Texas, Arizona and California on the way out and return by way of Bonneville, Denver, Nashville and Athens, Georgia. If you have any suggestions for “don’t miss” roads along the way, send them to Motus and they might be able to work it into the trip. If you’re anywhere near the route, why not join them on the ride?
There’s a new American motorcycle on the way and this is a great chance for you to see it up close and on the road. Maybe you should check your calendar.
UPDATE: Just got a note from Lee Conn:
This is the first of several legs of the American Sport Tour. Where this trip will take us from AL to CA and back, we will have several other legs of the tour to follow including one that will take us through the Midwest, one through the North East and likely several around the South.
I think this trip will have us riding about 5500 miles over 20 days after which we will come home to our families, analyze our subjective and objective data sets, iterate the bikes to include any identified changes, and then head back out again.
They modified the map up above in response to your comments to make it very clear that this is only the first stage of the tour. Hmm, … it looks like they’re making this their own version of the Iron Butt, only at a more leisurely pace. 🙂
So, for those of you who were feeling a little left out from the route shown here, hang on, there’s likely to be another ride that will come closer to your hometown.
Link: Motus for date and location of each stop