Monday, 21 October 2013

Featured Bike Update - Motus MST

When I started this blog two years ago I featured the Motus. To recap it was a prototype high performance sport tourer built in Birmingham, Alabama. It has a 1650cc V4 engine inspired by the classic American muscle car. The production models were shown at Moto GP at Laguna Seca in July with the bikes being available about now.

The power/weight figures are impressive - 160 bhp and 185 bhp for the special R model and a kerb weight of 500lb. This is superbike power with middleweight bike, eh, weight. For comparison a Yamaha FJR1300 is 140 bhp &  630lb. Prices are $31,000 (MST) & $37,000 (MST R) High but understandable for a small volume manufacturer.

There does not seem to have been any road tests so far but it will be interesting to see what testers say about the bikes.   

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