Motus MST American Sportbikes Series Unveiled

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What started as an ambitious project in 2009, with various videos released that managed to arouse curiosity among motorcycle aficionados, has now turned to reality: Motus Motorcycles have just taken the the wraps off, at least virtually, the MST series sportbikes, powered by the first gasoline direct injected V4 engine.

The base model MST and the premium MST-R models are scheduled to go into production in late 2011 but will complete extensive testing and refinement first.

In fact, along with a team of engineers, co-founders Lee Conn and Brian Case are personally riding the MSTs on an "American Sport Tour" around the US to make sure the pre-production machines are of the quality and durability they demand.

"There is just no better way to make sure the MST's meet our standards of durability, comfort, and performance than to personally ride the machines and iterate them as we identify issues,” said Brian Case, vice president and director of design.

"We decided early on that no corners would be cut with the MST series. Motus is about precision, quality and attention to detail rather than speed to production. We are more focused on building great bikes than rushing to meet artificial deadlines,"
said Case. "Rather than hype the brand with computer renderings of a bike we hadn't even built yet, we engineered the bikes to be functional and actually work first, and then show the world what we have done so far."

The prototypes were revealed privately first at the facility of Motus's partner Pratt & Miller Engineering in New Hudson, Michigan and then at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in the hometown of Motus, Birmingham, Alabama. Next, Motus heads to BikeWeek in Daytona Beach, Florida, for a public launch at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show on March 10.

Check out the technical details in the PDF attached below.
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 Download: MST Tech Specs (PDF)


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