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Old 07-18-2011, 01:26 PM   #466
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My only problem with this bike will be trying to figure out how I can get it registered in Canada. Worst case, we have family in the US, they may have to buy a bike and just lend it to me.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:55 PM   #467
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Something I cant figure out, Every one is talking about how this bike will be to expensive and such with a price tag of 18-22k. I work with guys who have more than that tied up in Gold wings, Harley, and Big Dogs. We are not going to even mention the guys spending 30k on a bass boat they might use 5 times a year.
Yes it is a neat bike, it might cost some money but as I see it if you want it get it. It is too much for you dont get it. save money and buy something else but enjoy the bike for what it is.
I saw a guy ride by me in a Lotus yesterday and that was a damm neat car, I hope he enjoys it.
I hope I see some Motus's over the next few years. In a year or two i might even have one. and it will be a daily driver
Because even then, most of us aren't buying those new. My one big harley I paid 15k for, and realized that was too much - used and/or 11k or under from now on for me. That means a 20k bike has a ways to go before I can afford it.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:07 PM   #468
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Then there's a few of us who like to buy new. I have always liked to buy new and then do the breakin the way I want to do it, and then I'm also the one whose done the maintenance etc. I don't mind the depreciation "hit" as I tend to keep things and not trade in or upgrade every 2-3 years, more like 6-8 for cars/trucks and 4-5 or longer for bikes. My wife on the other hand goes through bikes like I go through shirts.

There's enough riders out there willing to buy new to sell out however many bikes they decide to make, IMO. That's good news for you second hand guys.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:45 PM   #469
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Confederate's been transformed into the sport touring market! I hope they keep the price below 40K. Good to see Brian Case back in the industry.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:11 PM   #470
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Maybe this would be better as a separate poll thread, but I'm curious what people would be willing to pay for the MST-4. I know there are still many unknowns, but based on what you know now, if you were seriously considering this bike, what would you pay?

If it is possible to set this up as a poll, would someone who knows how to do that put one together. Can't help but think this would be valuable to MOTUS.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:38 PM   #471
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1) I'm not in the market for a new bike, a recent house purchase with the associated repair bills rule out a new bike for a little while.

2) IF I had the means to buy a new bike, Motus would be #1 on my list. I'd be willing to fork out $25K for the base model.

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Old 07-19-2011, 04:46 AM   #472
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In Australia, the Ohlins-version Ducati Multistrada 1200 is $29K RRP, the BMW R1200 RT about $30K if memory serves.

If the base Motus came in around those figures, I would certainly be looking at it if considering one of those models. If $25K, it would be very attractive.

I am partial to Ohlins kit and carbon fibre finishes, so if the R model were $30K that would be a strong draw also. At $35K it would be priced against the BMW 6. A lot of money for a motorbike, but the compensation would be the hope of low running costs over big distances.

This is all very hypothetical tho, at this point. I am assuming brilliant ride and handling, great comfort, remarkable grunt, class-leading fuel economy, rock-solid reliability and delightful character. A lot to deliver, and history suggests not very likely. I wish them luck, tho.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:34 AM   #473
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My price.

I'm hoping that they hold the price of the base model down at $15,000 to $20,000, and the premium model at $5,000 higher. $15,000 to $20,000 is high when you consider the discounted price you would pay for a new ZX14 or VFR1200F, but the overall package of features and low running costs would justify that range. However, I expect the first bikes to go out $5,000 higher than the figures above.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:38 AM   #474
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This is all very hypothetical tho, at this point. I am assuming brilliant ride and handling, great comfort, remarkable grunt, class-leading fuel economy, rock-solid reliability and delightful character. A lot to deliver, and history suggests not very likely. I wish them luck, tho.
I'm in at 21k US
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:46 AM   #475
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For u.s. motorheads, there's not much better than a roller small block revving like a beast. There's something viscerally familiar about this motor because of it's similarity with the greatness of the pushrod v-8. Big cubes gets the torque, electronics deliver the economy, the design allows it to rev well (unlike another american pushrod motorcycle motor) and it should all be bombproof if done well.

I love it and hope they have success.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:42 AM   #476
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:50 AM   #477
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I just got notice that they will be showing a Motus at our local bike hang out (a couple hours from me), at Alice's Restraunt.
So Monday, I'm gonna ride down there, check it out, and cuss all the way home for having willingly taken on commute traffic all the way home..... Imagine, splitting lanes for 3 hours, jus' because I wanna check out a bike I want, but will never be able to afford.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:29 AM   #478
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They'll also be in Roseville and Laguna Seca if that's easier for you. I'll be there monday at Alices.

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I just got notice that they will be showing a Motus at our local bike hang out (a couple hours from me), at Alice's Restraunt.
So Monday, I'm gonna ride down there, check it out, and cuss all the way home for having willingly taken on commute traffic all the way home..... Imagine, splitting lanes for 3 hours, jus' because I wanna check out a bike I want, but will never be able to afford.
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:00 AM   #479
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I love the bike and think it would look good next to my Ulysses.
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:50 PM   #480
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they show links to certain cities on their website
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