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Motus has developed a sharp-looking sport tourer, but how will it fare against similar machines like Honda’s ST1300?

A few weeks ago, we showed you Alabama-based Motus’s new V-4 sport tourer getting a workout on the dyno. 

Well, it turns out the company has been hard at work ever since; they unveiled their MST touring bike to the public over the weekend at Michigan’s Pratt and Miller Engineering headquarters.

They showed off two versions of their tourer; beside the base model, they also displayed the R model, with upgraded Brembo brakes and Ohlins suspension.

The bike’s tank and bodywork are all carbon-fibre – but when you’re building your machine around a Corvette-based V4 engine (supposedly 520 lbs at the curb), you’ve got to cut weight wherever you can!

The trellis frame was designed by Pratt and Miller and is made from chrome-moly tubing.

 The six-speed transmission features two overdrive gears to keep revs down. And, as our earlier article mentioned, the motor features direct gasoline injection, a claimed motorcycle first that theoretically should result in better fuel economy as well as more power. 





 

1 COMMENT

  1. After reading another article I see it’s a 550lb wet weight for the motorcycle. Impressive for sure!
    Price wise, probably not.

  2. 520lbs curb is pretty good for that kind of power and torque. What’s the curb weight of ST1300? …. over 700lbs? :roll By that it makes the MOTUS bike surely look very competitive.

    The unknown is MSRP at this point which can make it or break it if you are looking for that kind of bike.

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