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#4662825 - 02/11/18 11:13 AM Motus: A new American motorcycle?
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https://motusmotorcycles.com/home

The local Indian dealer has started selling the Motus motorcycles to replace their Victory lineup. I had never heard of them until reading about them in a motorcycle magazine. Push rod V4, but kind of interesting...and pricey.

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#4662838 - 02/11/18 11:26 AM Re: Motus: A new American motorcycle? [Re: gman2304]
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likely wont last, unless they are small company and building to order..
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#4662840 - 02/11/18 11:27 AM Re: Motus: A new American motorcycle? [Re: gman2304]
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I see a fail here. 30+K! smirk

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#4662842 - 02/11/18 11:29 AM Re: Motus: A new American motorcycle? [Re: gman2304]
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Originally Posted By: gman2304
Push rod V4, but kind of interesting...and pricey.


$30,000 - good luck
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#4662845 - 02/11/18 11:30 AM Re: Motus: A new American motorcycle? [Re: gman2304]
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Well they got the specs and parts right. Not too keen on the fairing styling.

Orienting the V4 that way should make for easier valve adjustments.

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#4662846 - 02/11/18 11:32 AM Re: Motus: A new American motorcycle? [Re: gman2304]
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I'm a fan of it, but I'm just not a motorcycle guy. The bike is a nice change of pace from the V-twin cruisers, and the I4 rice rockets.
The engine is sort of a scaled-down GM LS.
It uses LS valve lifters and rocker arms.
I do wonder about how durable the valve train is with max power occurring at 7700 rpm for the base engine, and 8400 rpm on the R engine.
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#4662847 - 02/11/18 11:32 AM Re: Motus: A new American motorcycle? [Re: gman2304]
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#4662848 - 02/11/18 11:32 AM Re: Motus: A new American motorcycle? [Re: gman2304]
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#4662863 - 02/11/18 11:47 AM Re: Motus: A new American motorcycle? [Re: gman2304]
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They have been around for a while. Small Alabama company I believe. Saw my first one at the motorcycle museum at Barber in Birmingham. They have been around several years.
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#4662877 - 02/11/18 12:00 PM Re: Motus: A new American motorcycle? [Re: gman2304]
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I like the fact that theyre pretty well equipped form the factory with alot of nice goodies, but that seems like an extremely niche market, pus the 30k tag doesnt help. Maybe they could sell a base model to get people in the door and then let them choose the options to sell more.
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#4662940 - 02/11/18 12:47 PM Re: Motus: A new American motorcycle? [Re: Reddy45]
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Originally Posted By: Reddy45
Well they got the specs and parts right. Not too keen on the fairing styling.

Orienting the V4 that way should make for easier valve adjustments.


No valve adjustments needed. (As it should be.)
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#4662980 - 02/11/18 01:25 PM Re: Motus: A new American motorcycle? [Re: gman2304]
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Holy SBC Batman, yet another iteration of OHV goodness. grin2
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#4663004 - 02/11/18 02:00 PM Re: Motus: A new American motorcycle? [Re: gman2304]
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Boutique brand. Nice bikes, but too much money.
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#4663033 - 02/11/18 02:36 PM Re: Motus: A new American motorcycle? [Re: Linctex]
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Originally Posted By: Linctex


These guys seem to be looking ahead. They said the transmission is designed to handle much more torque than the V4, and when Jay asked them if they ever considered other engine configurations, one of the Motus guys said "just add a couple of cylinders and we'll have a V6."
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#4663046 - 02/11/18 02:48 PM Re: Motus: A new American motorcycle? [Re: gman2304]
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Originally Posted By: Linctex



These guys seem to be looking ahead. They said the transmission is designed to handle much more torque than the V4, and when Jay asked them if they ever considered other engine configurations, one of the Motus guys said "just add a couple of cylinders and we'll have a V6." Heh heh, add 2 more cylinders to that and you have this; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_IronHorse.
Having seen one of these in person, the 4 banger is prolly a better machine
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