Motus Motorcycles Launch

During Daytona Bike Week, Motus Motorcycles announced plans for its 2 MST’s models launch. After a year of extensive testing and development the company unveiled availability, pricing, specifications, optional accessories and initial list of authorized dealers. Production will begin during Fall 2012 and Motus started taking reservations for the year 2013 models.

Both the MST and MST-R have been ridden from Alabama to California, up its coast and over its mountains, across the desert, through the Bonneville Salt Flats, over the Colorado Rockies. In addition to the Big West leg of the Sport Tour, the MST’s also traveled to the Northeast from Birmingham to Boston and eventually covering a total of 29 states. The MST and the premium MST-R are comfortable sport tourers designed for long-range riding and canyon carving. Both feature the V4 Baby Block engine and are offered with various accessories and upgrade options. Prices and specifications are listed after the jump.

2013 Motus MST- starting at $30,975

2013 Motus MST Standard Equipment
· V4 Baby Block, 1650cc liquid cooled, 165 horsepower
· 6-Speed, dual-overdrive
· Electronic fuel injection
· Electronic throttle control
· 720w alternator
· Öhlins R&T adjustable front suspension
· Progressive mono-shock rear suspension with remote preload adjuster
· Brembo calipers
· Aluminum wheels with wave rotors
· Powerlet port
· Michelin tires
· Removable side cases by Givi
· Premium Sargent seat
· 20,000 mile XW-ring chain by RK
· Hybrid rear sprocket with lifetime warranty
· Centerstand

2013 Motus MST Optional Equipment
· 30 liter top case by Givi
· Adjustable windscreen
· Adjustable handlebars
· Dual rear Powerlet port
· Heated seat
· Heated grips
· Premium low seat by Sargent
· Rear storage rack
· Touring windscreen

2013 Motus MST Color Options
· Speed Silver Metallic
· Flame Red Metallic

2013 Motus MST Warranty
· 2 years, unlimited mileage

2013 Motus MST-R- starting at $36,975

2013 Motus MST-R Standard Equipment
· V4R Baby Block, 1650cc liquid cooled, 185 horsepower
· 6-Speed, dual-overdrive
· Electronic fuel injection
· Electronic throttle control
· 720w alternator
· Öhlins R&T NIX adjustable front suspension
· Öhlins TTX mono-shock rear suspension with remote preload adjuster
· Brembo M4 monoblock calipers
· Forged OZ aluminum wheels with wave rotors
· 3 Powerlet ports
· Michelin tires
· Removable side cases by Givi
· Premium Sargent seat
· 20,000 mile XW-ring chain by RK
· Hybrid rear sprocket with lifetime warranty
· Centerstand

2013 Motus MST-R Optional Equipment
· 30 liter top case by Givi
· Adjustable windscreen
· Adjustable handlebars
· BST carbon fiber wheels
· Heated seat
· Heated grips
· Premium low seat by Sargent
· Rear storage rack
· Touring windscreen

2013 Motus MST-R Color Options
· Strong White
· Carbon Black

2013 Motus MST-R Warranty
2 years, unlimited mileage…

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21 Responses to “Motus Motorcycles Launch”


  1. 1 Luis Mar 20th, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Cool bikes but about $8 too expensive.

  2. 2 Luis Mar 20th, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I meant $8k

  3. 3 john reed Mar 20th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    This is the most impressive American produced motorcycle I have ever seen.
    I am looking forward to the press write ups of a production one.
    I wish it was available when I was a bit younger

  4. 4 Mikes Hawg Paint Mar 20th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I swear that is the most beautiful bike motor I have ever seen!

  5. 5 trrbi Mar 20th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    That is seriously one of the nicest bikes I have ever seen. I would love to drive that, seriously.

  6. 6 GuitarSlinger Mar 20th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Here’s an article from the NYTimes than sheds even more hope that Motus may just make it ;

    http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/20/motus-motorcycles-desirable-machines-with-dear-prices/?ref=automobiles

  7. 7 sollis Mar 20th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I didn’t ride the bike so not much I can say about the bike it looks nice and fab work was nice I see bike in laguna GP last years , I am also not marketing person and I allways say there no such a thing expencive but there is not enough purchasing power. That why I am not gonna own one of this, I be riding my BMW with 175 hp

  8. 8 roscoe Mar 20th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Looks good and has alot of nice components, but $30k?? Too much too late. I don’t think I am alone when I say I am looking for a smaller bike, better fuel mileage, less expensive. I can buy a nice used HD for $5k, or a used jap bike for less than that.

  9. 9 steve Mar 20th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Well, i was really stoked for this thing but now i’m bummed cuz of the price. I would’ve thought BMW and Duc were the competition and that would have mandated a sub $20k price tag. I mean, i dont know if this company is for real anymore. How many do they sell in that price range? 100? 1000? That hardly qualifies as a “production” bike in my book. I wish them well, the bike looks great, but in that price range who cares? The thing is now nothing more than a curiosity to me.

  10. 10 Greg W Mar 20th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    @ Steve, sub $20K for a brand new American bike @ 500 lbs and 165hp, Ohlins, Brembo, Sargent seat, aluminum rims, Givi bags, carbon fiber bodywork, built in the US? Keep smokin it, man! Motus is onto something big, it’ll just take a couple of years to get there. 1000 bikes doesn’t make a production bike? wow. I see bikes over $30k all the time that can’t do 1/2 of what the Motus can. Plus, that engine!

  11. 11 Rick Lossner Mar 21st, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Very nice…. all this reminds me of Indian Motorcycles’ Launch about 4 yrs ago.. $35K?? Are you nutz? I can buy an HD for 1/2 that …. blah . blah..

    This ain’t a metric :) It will find a different consumer base… there are people that have the $$ to spend. But it’s fair to assume it will be 3 digits of production annually ….

  12. 12 BlueStrada Mar 21st, 2012 at 8:05 am

    This looks really cool…. yes it’s not inexpensive… but it’s engineering is more than remarkable… and very American Made at that… I’ve been told by one of the road testers that the torque from this motor is absolutely incredible… and he’s a guy that would know what that means.
    BlueStrada

  13. 13 steve Mar 21st, 2012 at 8:52 am

    @Greg Ohlins, Brembo. etc, what do you think is on BMWs? Those parts don’t justify the price. Neither does the engine. It’s an old design. It might be “cool” but they are not setting the industry on its head with that design. And what bikes over $30k do you “see all the time?” The only thing I know in that price range is Bimota! @Rick Lossner What like the new Indian was a wild success? How many did they sell? Guys keep in mind Victory moves llike 5k bikes a year and Harley moves 300k. It might not be a “metric,” but it is a sport tourer. You may remember a little brand called Buell. People didnt break the doors down for those just because they were American. Again, the Motus is a neat product, but we know now that it’s not a legitimate entry into the production category.

  14. 14 Greg W Mar 21st, 2012 at 9:22 am

    @ Steve, I see lots of $30k+ bikes including choppers, trikes, and customized HD’s. You wouldn’t look twice at a $40k HD all chromed and painted up. HD’s CVO/Screamin Eagle line starts in the low $30k’s, I think. I am not sure what you mean by legitimate, but if they build 300-500/year, that seems legit to me. Hats off to Motus. Looks like a great bike and there are lots of us that would be willing and able to spend more for something unique and American.

  15. 15 captmike Mar 21st, 2012 at 9:26 am

    This is the real Golden Age of Motorcycles — we have a huge variety of quick, fast, well-handling, comfortable, reliable (name your poison) motorcycles at a variety of price points. There have always been “expensive” motorcycles — the Brough Superior, Crocker and Vincent come to mind — and the Motus is right in there. Such beautiful, high-performance American-made bikes as the Motus will never be “cheap” — but I’m delighted that it is available to us all. Many of us have more than $36K in our bikes, it’s just that’s it’s spread across three or four (or more) bikes rather than rolled into one. Go, Motus, go!

  16. 16 Matt Mar 21st, 2012 at 9:33 am

    I like it. I think Victory & Motus are proving that America can compete in production motorcycle engineering and performance again.

  17. 17 CafeSportyTC Mar 21st, 2012 at 10:43 am

    now if Motus can get profitable will the bike prices come down? I like them , but when the car i drive my kids around in cost less than this bike…. i start scratching my head. And yes i get the R&D factor , the cost of tooling up and such … but a price like 30K … thats just blinding …..

  18. 18 deadwood1783 Mar 21st, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Good luck guys. It appears to be a remarkable design and performance exercise. But with that MSRP, I don’t see it being able to gain traction in the marketplace.

  19. 19 Dude Mar 21st, 2012 at 10:59 am

    nice bike, not a nice price. Was interested until I saw the price tag.

  20. 20 Dave Smith Mar 21st, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Cool! But I like to ride sitting up. Wonder if I can but just that engine and hang it in my Ultra?
    Might have to raise the tank a bit and do some redneck engineering on the drive but then don’t blink or you might miss me coming down the rorad.

  21. 21 bigalyts Mar 26th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Very exciting, remember Excelsior Henderson? Just remembering all the HYPE.

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