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    Quote Originally Posted by CHIA View Post
    http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2009/...r-working.html

    Looks like a cross between a Moto Guzzi and a Buell to me....ugly:

    ... im sorry, but someone who rides a Strom cannot comment on how ugly other bikes are
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    i just watched the video . i ride a buell i think i just wet myself

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    I think these guys use the same barber as Bill Gates.

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    I think its pretty ugly, and I'd likely never buy one, but I gotta wait for the review at BikeLand.com before I decide.

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    that engine is nothing more than an aluminum block and heads 4.3 litre
    gm v6 with 2 cylinders removed. small block chevy shit should fit this thing, timing chains, valves, rocker arms, etc. if this breaks down and it will any red neck garage with an inbred mecnik can swing a hammer at it.
    remember MOTUS=Made Of Totally Useless Stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son of Lars View Post
    I think its pretty ugly, and I'd likely never buy one, but I gotta wait for the review at BikeLand.com before I decide.
    Something tells me you're never going to have to worry about whether or not you'd ever buy one. These will be about as available as a hoverboard from Back to the Future. Although...I hear Bikeland is first on the list to test one of those when they're released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawdonflyer View Post
    remember MOTUS=Made Of Totally Useless Stuff
    Classic.

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    http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...-the-curtains/



    touring or naked model released quietly.

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    Is it just me, or does thing just look HEAVY? Probably a low C of G.
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    I'm extremely impressed with a company that goes out and takes on a brand new engine design that hasn't been mass produced before. Even if it doesn't work well they're going for it and trying hard.

    I don't think there's another V4 pushrod ever made and if it's engineered well enough without significant compromise... I would love to avoid valve adjustments.

    Looking at the first message so long ago they planned their touring and higher powered R model from square one. I wonder what the R puts out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHIA View Post
    Is it just me, or does thing just look HEAVY? Probably a low C of G.
    looks can be deceiving - note the last sentence, from MCN:

    "New US bike firm Motus has at last revealed its brutal new sports tourer, the MST-01.

    Its Corvette-aping pushrod-operated 1650cc transverse V4 puts out 160bhp but despite that impressive peak Motus claim it’s tuned not for power but real roads, real revs grunt that promises to leave rivals feeling weedy.

    And before you say it’s ugly, remember it’s up against Honda’s VFR1200.

    The relaxed riding position machine is designed for post-sportsbike riders and combines a blend of old and new tech calculated to be maximally seductive to US buyers and lovers of ‘real motorcycles’ in Europe.

    Its 90-degree V4 mates pushrod valve operation with direct fuel injection – the automotive equivalent of false teeth and g-string. But based on a Le Mans GT1-class-winning design you’d be wrong to scoff at the spec.

    The lump is claimed lighter, more compact and more easily serviceable than comparable rival units. And the whole package undercuts the VFR1200 by a good 40kg."


    if true, that'd put the bike right around 230kg, which is pretty darn light for a 'big' sport tourer. about the same as the old Sprint ST, iirc...

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    Here's a change to hear what it sounds like given a bit more juice.

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