2014 Motus MST and MST-R- First Look Review- Photos- Pricing

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2014 Motus MST and MST-R – Look Powered by a pushrod the American-made Moti are the motorcycle of a Cadillac CTS-V. Production soon.

Two years have since Senior Editor Conner had an exclusive opportunity to a prototype Motus MST-R . an American-made powered by a pushrod 90-degree In short, Conner came impressed with the bike, was developed in conjunction with Miller, the folks who build the race cars that been so successful at Le Mans and At the end of his report, Conner stated Motus planned to start production motorcycles in 2012.

here we are in 2013, and although missed that date, the company recently unveiled two production models, the MST and the MST-R, at Raceway Laguna Seca. in the vendor area during weekend, I had a chance to speak company founders Lee Conn and Case about the company and intriguing sport-tourers, which are built in the same downtown building that once the Barber motorcycle collection.

Conn, company president, 16 dealers are now in place and a “good of bikes have already pre-sold. What’s more, he plans call for Motus to 300 bikes in its first year of and perhaps double that in the year. As for the bikes themselves, says “just about apart from the wheelbase and look,” has changed since rode the prototype.

Naturally, the MST have been in constant since then, and Conn testing has taken Motus to 29 “We did everything we could to break the explains Conn, who says the longitudinal-crank V-Four—what the company the “baby block”—has been revised with 22 new castings. focused on improved long-term cooling and oiling, while new and splayed exhaust valves power.

The liquid-cooled, pushrod are cast, machined and assembled in Texas, then shipped to for installation in the bespoke 4130 chassis. By itself, the aluminum-block says Motus, weighs 140 When the stacked gearbox transverse input shaft) is to it, the compact powertrain (which 24 inches front to rear) the scales at a claimed 225 lb.

The whole bike, says weighs about 500 lb. wet.

In a change, Motus has decided to the direct injection fitted to the Conner rode two years ago and to a more conventional EFI unit a ride-by-wire throttle. Case, the of design for Motus, says the opted for standard multiport EFI for a reason: It worked just Moreover, he suspects dealers have difficulty servicing a GDI system. “Everybody knows says Case. “It’s and true.”

Also new on the production MST is a multi-functional Thin Film LCD color instrument panel. offering a main screen displays a tachometer, digital odometer and gear position, an engine screen featuring such as throttle position, load, coolant temp, oil and the usual warning lights. of all, there’s a USB port for a drive that allows the for instance, to upload an updated map or do some diagnostic work by any fault codes. “It’s more than flashy explains Case, who says even though Motus a lot of time and resources on electronics, the MST kill you with an abundance of “It’s not a spaceship,” says “It’s just a motorcycle massive amounts of character.”

Two Motus models are available, the MST (with a claimed 160 horsepower and 125 of torque) and the $36,975 MST-R 120). As sport-tourers, both are for the long haul, thanks to the company calls a “sensible” position, an adjustable windscreen and sidecases. Yet at the same time, says the chassis and suspension for a bike that won’t get in the twisty bits.

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“You can’t buy a comfortable that’s built here in the explains Conn emphatically. I’m out street riding, I just to have a ton of torque. I don’t to be riding at 8000 rpm all day; I’d be at 4000 and not having to shift all the To that point, Conn 80 percent of peak torque is right above idle, and the six-speed transmission (also by Pratt Miller) features gearing in fifth and sixth At 65 mph in sixth, the V-Four, redlined at rpm, hums along at a 2500 rpm.

Although it be considered a base model, the MST is far that; it’s a well-equipped with the aforementioned TFT instrument Öhlins NIX adjustable front a Progressive shock (with a preload adjuster), Brembo forged OZ aluminum wheels, a alternator, removable side and a centerstand as standard equipment. A top case is optional, as are a mid- and windscreen, dual rear ports, heated grips, a seat and a low seat.

What do you get for the extra $6000 the R Beyond the high-lift cam and fancy red covers, it’s top-notch brakes and wheels. The MST-R Öhlins front and rear, a NIX cartridge fork complemented by a TTX with remote preload

Brembo M4 Monobloc calipers braking, while the wheels are carbon-fiber hardware from The R also has three standard ports.

To understate the task, a new motorcycle from scratch, and it, is a massive, multifaceted undertaking. And far, Motus, a private with several good (including Pratt Miller), to be on the right track, filling a niche—torquey American sport-tourer some GM racing DNA coursing its oil passages—with a bike that has enormous appeal, based on the swarming it at Mazda Raceway Seca.

Deliveries of production are scheduled for this fall, U.S. government certification all calibration and homologation tests been completed. This is soon, says Conn, who that all bikes will be with catalytic converters and canisters. We look forward to a leg over a 2014 Motus soon, and subjecting this new sport-tourer to a full Cycle test.

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