Long time we didn’t hear about Motus, the small company from Alabama committed to building American high-performance V4 sport-touring motorcycles that combine heart-racing performance with uncompromising comfort. It’s been a long adventure from concept to prototype to testing/development to production machines. But Motus is almost there. The company states that initial production of their 2 models, the MST ($30,975) and MST-R ($36,975), in underway and that the official launch is set for July 19 to 21 at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (near both Salinas and Monterey), California.
Both bikes are powered by the MV4 and MV4-R Baby Block engines: 1650 cc (100″) liquid cooled cast aluminum 90° V4 w/ steel liners, Cam-in-the-block, 2 OHV, Automotive-style low mass, Low inertia roller rocker arms, Splayed lifters for maximum valvetrain stability, Aluminum cylinder heads. Crate V4’s ($10,220) will start shipping in August to those reserving them now. Below, the video invitation from Motus to the unveiling at Laguna Seca.