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Old 12-26-2012, 08:30 PM   #1816
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Unfortunately, you can still probably buy a 1983 Vulcan 750.............it does not appear that the Motus can be purchased yet at any price. What a conundrum.
Well in the world according to Jerry it shouldn't matter whether it ever becomes available or not. Everyone will happily ride away on their equal but much more reasonably priced Vulcan 750. To purchase anything else would be just plain dumb.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:44 PM   #1817
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Well in the world according to Jerry it shouldn't matter whether it ever becomes available or not. Everyone will happily ride away on their equal but much more reasonably priced Vulcan 750. To purchase anything else would be just plain dumb.
The boy is confused:
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After that dual sports seem to come the closest, with an upright seating position and mid mounted pegs.
He doesn't even know the difference between a feet forward mid-control chair riding position of a GoldWing and a dirt bike.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:54 PM   #1818
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The boy is confused:


He doesn't even know the difference between a feet forward mid-control chair riding position of a GoldWing and a dirt bike.

Just think........a Vulcan with renthals, TKCs, Giant Loop bags, etc...........it boggles the mind.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:32 PM   #1819
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I keep seeing this thread has been updated and I click on it just to find more silly arguing. I get it. Some like this bike (like me) and some do not. Can we get passed that and find out if bikes are being built and delivered? If anyone has ridden one and what they thought and things like that? That is what I am interested in anyway, not whether this bike is better than an 1985 Vulcan. I mean, if that is the bike someone is comparing to the Motus, it is obviously not the bike for them.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:38 PM   #1820
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...and find out if bikes are being built and delivered?
Spring 2013 delivery to dealers, is the last I've read.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:37 AM   #1821
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Spring 2013 delivery to dealers, is the last I've read.
It's going to be a tough sell. Rumor has it the all new redesigned Vulcan 750 will have two additional horsepower!
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:50 AM   #1822
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[QUOTE=DynaSport;20335652]Can we get passed that and find out if bikes are being built and delivered? If anyone has ridden one and what they thought?/QUOTE]

I am sure you would be reading a whole new type of arguing if there were bikes out in the wild. None have surfaced yet. Home base has been quiet.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:22 AM   #1823
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You can't buy one.



Company F = the Sport Touring market. ALL OF IT!

The Triumph Sprint, Tiger1050 and now Trophy
The BMW RT, K1300 series and now 1600
The Concours
The FJR
The Moto Guzzi Norge
The Honda ST series/VFR, NT700V
The Ducati Multistrada
..... I May have missed a couple.

The point is. The Motus is a high priced and VERY small piece of a VERY small piece of the pie. All the bikes listed above are great bikes! All of the Bikes listed above have good to great dealer networks. All of the bikes above are priced at a third less to half the cost of the Motus.

Tell me again how you think Motus will make it. If a larger company (such as Polaris) bought them they just might have a chance. MIGHT!
Personally I think a 30,000 sport tourer should have bespoke luggage, not off the shelf Givi bags. But I'm sure they will work just fine. I hate to be negative because I'd love to see Motus succeed, but with the small piece of the market they are targeting, and the level of the competition, I'm not optimistic.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:17 PM   #1824
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Company F = the Sport Touring market. ALL OF IT!


Tell me again how you think Motus will make it.

Well, the Adventure Touring market looked a lot smaller than that when BMW brought out the G/S.

Expensive bike, too. And gutless, ill-handling, under-braked ...

But BMW got lucky: there were one or two wealthy idiots out there who bought one regardless.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #1825
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Maybe they can put apehangers on it , take off the suspension and put drag pipes on it and sell it in the cruiser segment of the pie. They can rename it the Vultus.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:06 PM   #1826
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I asked Santa for a Motus for Christmas. Too bad neither exist....
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #1827
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I keep seeing this thread has been updated and I click on it just to find more silly arguing. I get it. Some like this bike (like me) and some do not. Can we get passed that and find out if bikes are being built and delivered? If anyone has ridden one and what they thought and things like that? That is what I am interested in anyway, not whether this bike is better than an 1985 Vulcan. I mean, if that is the bike someone is comparing to the Motus, it is obviously not the bike for them.
You will find it here when it happens. Why snivel about how threads flow?
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:44 PM   #1828
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I asked Santa for a Motus for Christmas. Too bad neither exist....
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:23 PM   #1829
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Spring 2013. Getting close to production...
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:38 PM   #1830
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Getting close to production...

Again?
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