Motus Motorcycles Introduces World’s First Direct Injected V4 Engine
"To create the ultimate sport tourer, we had to either work around the shortcomings of available engines or develop a purpose built engine for our application," Brian Case, Vice President / Design Director at Motus, said in a release.
Domestically made street bikes are all currently powered by v-twin engines, which did not meet performance or efficiency targets for the MST concept.
"When researching quality engine builders, Katech was identified as a powerhouse of engine durability, engineering, and manufacturing," Lee Conn, President of Motus, said in a release. "Katech has over fifty endurance racing championships, experience developing new engines for OEM's, and access to the most advanced engineering and prototyping technologies. We couldn't be happier with our decision to retain Katech for the KMV4."
"Katech is thrilled to finally announce our involvement with Motus," said Fritz Kayl, co-founder of Katech. "The KMV4 is an exciting project that fits well within our capabilities and experience. We incorporated technology from our race programs to increase durability, performance, and efficiency. We are ahead of schedule and are refining the KMV4 into the most reliable motorcycle engine made," added Kayl.
"We didn't focus on maximum horsepower; we focused on heightening the rider experience. To us, that means tons of torque over a wide RPM range, low vibes, high efficiency and bulletproof durability. Enter the KMV4, a liquid cooled V4 with DI," said Case.
The KMV4 spec sheet can be found in the document attached below.
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