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Dailies. Galleries — 6, 2011

These are the first and video of the completed Motus MST-01 and MST-R. 1,654cc V4-powered sport from the tiny Birmingham, startup motorcycle maker. The were shown for the first at Pratt Miller in Michigan, the engineering company designed the and transmission, while Corvette motor builders Katech the engine, based on their Le LS7.R V8.

More to come.

. 5 new high-res photos.

This V4 is a four-cylinder version of the Le Mans-winning GT1 direct-injection small block V8 and is built for Motus by Detroit-based Engines on the same production as the LS7R. Like that engine, it has a 90° V, is made from and uses nickel-silicon-carbide-coated linerless There’s two pushrod valves

Unlike the LS7R, the KMV4 its crankpins at 75°, creating a firing sequence.

Motus last night that, than the 140bhp/120lb-ft figures disclosed, the engine actually 160bhp and 122lb-ft of torque.

The single camshaft is mounted in the between the cylinders, actuating the through pushrods. This is an compact, simple and light the benefits of which on a motorcycle be obvious. Giving the engine a visual character all its own are four 40mm throttle bodies fed by intake trumpets.

In addition to providing Motus the unique character of an American car, the transverse V4 arrangement is shorter and more rigid an inline-four, allowing a relatively wheelbase and making it a better to serve as a stressed member in the The engine weighs only and measures 18 inches at its widest The six-cylinder in that BMW?

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22 inches.

Motus sees the and Ohlins-equipped MST-R as a counterpoint to the image of American motorcycles. core design principals are comfort and range,” describes one of the founders, Brian Case.

other sport tourers, isn’t a de-tuned sportbike high bars, it’s a design intended to offer performance with all-day Hence the relatively limited output for the huge motor. than chase meaningless horsepower figures, the V4 is instead to offer a huge spread of and power, beginning very in the revs and carrying through to the

“We’ve focused on the actual riding experience and, fun, usable power for touring. that means torque over a wide rev a sporty wheelbase and suspension, weather protection for comfort and low over long distances, all in a package,” continues Case. engine we’ve designed spice up the relatively mundane market with the torquey of a big v-twin combined with the of an inline-four and an engineered sound anything on the market.”

Maybe it’s just the spaceframe and the thumping V4 engine a few nearby neurons, but when in the high, upright saddle, the feels most like a Monster that’s grown up and some responsibility; but with responsibility came a middle job somewhere with very correct chairs. This is intended for a crowd that riding on knife-edged sport in their youth and need to up to something smoother, easier and far vertical now they’ve got a gob of back or a beer gut but don’t want to into a betassled cruiser.

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