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Old 02-07-2013, 09:19 AM   #2161
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Pretty sure it was two bikes. The faired bike is being used as the camera bike to film the naked one. I recall Motus experimenting with a naked spec R version, don't know if it will be build or remain a prototype though. Anyone else know anything about it?
Woah! If they build a naked bike version, I could *seriously* be tempted by that.

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #2162
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:25 PM   #2163
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Pretty sure it was two bikes. The faired bike is being used as the camera bike to film the naked one. I recall Motus experimenting with a naked spec R version, don't know if it will be build or remain a prototype though. Anyone else know anything about it?
The naked version became non-naked soon after Daytona. The tour they took was both bikes in bodywork. There only is 2 Motus protos at that time. No idea how many bikes are out there now.

They might be working on other bikes (or not), but they website says it all- 'we will not confirm or deny other projects'
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:51 PM   #2164
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The naked version became non-naked soon after Daytona. The tour they took was both bikes in bodywork. There only is 2 Motus protos at that time. No idea how many bikes are out there now.

They might be working on other bikes (or not), but they website says it all- 'we will not confirm or deny other projects'
Even so, we know that a good looking naked Motus can be done... How hard can it be to remove the fairings, and install a big 9" round GS1150E "trainlight"
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:12 PM   #2165
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the "GDI" direct injection was cancelled, as should this thread. nothing to see here......

comparison to the new zx-14.....please, you should read the detailed specs on the new 14 motor, it is there flagship for a reason
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:32 PM   #2166
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That's one weird-ass video. The bike jumps from faired to naked during the ride.

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:42 AM   #2167
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GlassAnkles - comparison to the new zx-14.....please, you should read the detailed specs on the new 14 motor, it is there flagship for a reason
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:35 AM   #2168
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The ZX has a great motor and is a great bike and it would make a killer sport tourer if properly outfitted. But the styling is just so juvenile. Kawi was clearly going after 'Busa owners. I just don't see the Motus competing with the ZX - 14; it is a completely different demographic.

Yes, I know you don't see the front end when you are riding it but I'd hate to see this every morning in my garage:





Now, I could stand to see a Motus in my garage every morning. In fact, it would draw me to the garage, like I need another reason to be there!
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:49 AM   #2169
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Have they been to any shows recently? I'm going to the Chicago show this weekend, and I would love to see one in the flesh.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:16 AM   #2170
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Have they been to any shows recently? I'm going to the Chicago show this weekend, and I would love to see one in the flesh.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:29 AM   #2171
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The ZX has a great motor and is a great bike and it would make a killer sport tourer if properly outfitted. But the styling is just so juvenile. Kawi was clearly going after 'Busa owners. I just don't see the Motus competing with the ZX - 14; it is a completely different demographic.

Yes, I know you don't see the front end when you are riding it but I'd hate to see this every morning in my garage:





Now, I could stand to see a Motus in my garage every morning. In fact, it would draw me to the garage, like I need another reason to be there!
Mr Canoehead, you showed EXACTLY what I was thinking. I'm gonna be chuckling for a long time....

Add me to the list who can't stand the styling of the Kawaski and so many other tupperwear-covered bikes.

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:01 AM   #2172
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That's one weird-ass video. The bike jumps from faired to naked during the ride.


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Old 02-08-2013, 11:10 AM   #2173
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That ZX is sweet. However, I don't like that the top case takes up the back seat.

I think too, that the comparison is just apples to oranges. The Motus is an American conceived, designed, and manufactured sport touring motorcycle for the real world. It's cool....and I really enjoy that it doesn't need much maintenance. In fact, I'd love it if it were shaft drive! (Or belt is a good option too)

I don't want a mass market, foreign made, generic sport bike, that's just chomping at the bit to coax me into losing my license.

I do want a cool, comfortable, low maintenance, powerful for real world use, made in America, bike.

In fact, if Harley would get their heads out of their asses, and make a bike with some ground clearance and especially cornering clearance, and that doesn't expect me to sit like a dog begging for a bone, they actually have a fantastic power plant and drive train, a great dealer network, and plenty of aftermarket support. It would be a no-brainer.

In lieu of them ever "getting it" - Motus is a real contender.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:40 AM   #2174
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In fact, if Harley would get their heads out of their asses, and make a bike with some ground clearance and especially cornering clearance, and that doesn't expect me to sit like a dog begging for a bone, they actually have a fantastic power plant and drive train, a great dealer network, and plenty of aftermarket support. It would be a no-brainer.
Are you talking about the sportster powertrain? They had a great version of that in Buell and they killed it.

Or are you talking about the V-Rod powertrain which had great potential until they emasculated it when they let that moron Willy G style it? It could have been a contender but they'll probably kill it too.

I don't think Harley will ever get their heads out of their asses; they will ride the pirate thing into the ground, like Kodak with film. It will be someone else who provides an American bike suitable for sport touring - if not Motus, maybe EBR.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:59 PM   #2175
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...It will be someone else who provides an American bike suitable for sport touring - if not Motus, maybe EBR.
Or the new (yet unseen) Indian!

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