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Old 10-09-2013, 05:47 AM   #2806
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Chains just plain work. Shafts will not take any thrashing. U will never see anything but a chain on a big hp bike
Hasn't this thread spent near 200 pages arguing about this already?


I'll be honest the bike is growing on me.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:51 AM   #2807
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Chains just plain work. Shafts will not take any thrashing. U will never see anything but a chain on a big hp bike
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:02 AM   #2808
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Hasn't this thread spent near 200 pages arguing about this already?
And none of it will change the fact that the bike has a chain, and will continue to have a chain..
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:17 AM   #2809
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Yeah, and C14 shafts fail all the time! A 700lb beast will thrash a shaft pretty damn good with that kind of power and haven't heard of a single failiure
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:47 AM   #2810
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WHEN can I demo one already? Oh yeah, WHERE can I demo one?
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:06 PM   #2811
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A 700lb beast will thrash a shaft pretty damn good with that kind of power and haven't heard of a single failiure
Read the red. To many, it's something of a failure right out of the box. :)
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:10 PM   #2812
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Chains just plain work. Shafts will not take any thrashing. U will never see anything but a chain on a big hp bike
Interesting. I wonder when John Force will wise up and start running a chain drive on his dragster (yes I know it's a car; physics does not care, but it does scale).

Each does have its place, and both methods of power transmission are suitable for any type of riding (except, perhaps, observed trials). Manufacurers choose one over another for a great number of reasons, public perception being one of those. A startup would be foolish to ignore the perception that shaft driven motorcycles are not sporty. The 90º gearbox the Motus is using lends itself to allowing them to introduce a shaft driven motorcycle, using the same powerplant, if the economics of the company allows.

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Old 10-09-2013, 09:32 PM   #2813
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And no arguments will change the fact that chains are sportier, and a bike that has an emphasis on SPORT touring will perform better with a chain. For a metric buttload of reasons that all shaft supporters already know.

The sportiest shaft that was ever out there was that dentist racing a Guzzi in the 90's, and even then as a pared down racer with a basic shaft it was still heavier dry than the Motus is wet.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:30 AM   #2814
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And no arguments will change the fact that chains are sportier, and a bike that has an emphasis on SPORT touring will perform better with a chain.
always someone trying to get the last word in...and as fact
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:02 PM   #2815
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And no arguments will change the fact that chains are sportier, and a bike that has an emphasis on SPORT touring will perform better with a chain. For a metric buttload of reasons that all shaft supporters already know.

The sportiest shaft that was ever out there was that dentist racing a Guzzi in the 90's, and even then as a pared down racer with a basic shaft it was still heavier dry than the Motus is wet.
Dr. John Wittner's team had the #1 plate. The bike was no slouch.

It was badass for its time, but there are some BMW sportbikes out there that can kick a race-tuned Daytona 1000's ass today.



That being said, the Motus MST is published as 500 lbs dry / 530lbs wet, if I'm not mistaken. That's nearly 100 lbs heavier than Dr. John's racer, and nearly 50 lbs heavier than a Guzzi Daytona 1000 or Sport 1100.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:10 PM   #2816
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It was badass for its time, but there are some BMW sportbikes out there that can kick a race-tuned Daytona 1000's ass today.
And they have chains!
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:45 PM   #2817
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WHEN can I demo one already? Oh yeah, WHERE can I demo one?
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THIS!!!.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:05 PM   #2818
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And they have chains!
I was thinking "S".

"RR" is in a different universe.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:23 PM   #2819
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I really wish they'd give us a date when we can buy these.....
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:38 PM   #2820
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I really wish they'd give us a date when we can buy these.....
If you're serious and not blowing smoke.... give them a call and put down a deposit.
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