A little over four years ago, Motus first surfaced with a story right here on The Kneeslider, announcing the beginning of a brand new American motorcycle company. In the ensuing years, they’ve gone through the very long and difficult process of design and redesign, developing everything, quite literally, from scratch.
Then a couple of years ago, we showed you the roll out of the prototypes when first shown at Pratt and Miller Engineering. Lee and Brian were extremely proud of what they had, but it was only the beginning of the real testing and they’ve since ridden all around the country where many of you have had a chance to see their work up close, piling on the miles under all of the same conditions you and I will encounter on the roads of America. They learned a lot, took copious notes and changed the design to reflect that hard won knowledge.
Now, they’ve rolled out the production versions of both the Motus MST and MST-R which you see here. From a design beginning only in their mind’s eye almost five years ago, they’ve covered an immense distance, culminating in the final versions which will be coming to dealer showrooms around the country, it’s been a long road, but they made it.
Both the MST and MST-R come equipped with the 1650cc V4, 160 hp in the MST and 180 hp on tap in the MST-R. The engines are in a mild state of tune and the pushrod V4 is just waiting for some good old hot rodding which you can bet will be coming soon. Power is delivered through a 6 speed dual overdrive transmission. The MST has forged aluminum wheels while the MST-R comes with BST carbon fiber wheels. The instrument panel is color LCD. Both windscreen and handlebars are adjustable.
The bikes come with a 2 year, unlimited mileage warranty. There are already 16 dealers from Seattle to Miami with more coming on line. Shipments will begin this fall.
It’s great to see these bikes in production form and I wish them great success!
Link: Motus Motorcycles