Motus MST-R and MST

It's been a little while since we've touched on Motus and the company's all-American MST bikes, but that doesn't mean it has faded into obscurity. The manufacturer has officially announced pricing on two of its wares. The base MST sports tourer will command a sticker price of $30,975, while the slightly sportier MST-R will set buyers back $36,975. Neither bike will bow with the much-talked about gasoline direct injection system, but that doesn't mean the in-house V4 engine is any less impressive. The base MST rolls out the door with 165 horsepower, while the MST-R puts 185 hp to the ground.

Make no mistake, these aren't inexpensive machines. The BMW K1600 GTL lands at a relatively inexpensive $23,200 with just five fewer ponies than the American upstart. Still, the MST-R will offer buyers an impressive list of go-fast hardware, including Ohlins R&T NIX forks, an Ohlins TTX rear shock, Brembo monoblock stoppers and forged aluminum OZ wheels. With a list like that, the MST-R certainly puts the sport in sport tourer.

Both bikes come with removable Givi hard cases as standard equipment as well as a premium Sargent seat and wave rotors. Look for both the MST and the MST-R to begin hitting dealers by the middle of this year. Hit the jump for the full press release.
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ONE YEAR AFTER UNVEILING PROTOTYPES, MOTUS IS BACK AT DAYTONA WITH FULL PRODUCTION PLANS

Prices, accessories, specifications and initial Authorized Dealer list released.

March 15, 2012, Daytona Beach, Florida - After a year of extensive testing and development, Motus Motorcycles are back at Daytona BikeWeek with full 2012 production plans, including pricing, accessories, specifications, availability, and an initial list of Authorized Motus Dealers.

The 2011/2012 American Sport Tour led Motus through the laboratory, around racetracks, across the country, and back to Daytona for Bike Week. Both the MST and MST-R have been ridden from Alabama to California, up its coast and over its mountains, across the desert, through the Bonneville Salt Flats, over the Colorado Rockies, past purple mountains, and between fields of corn, cows, and amber waves of grain. In addition to the Big West leg of the Sport Tour, the MST's also traveled to the Northeast from Birmingham to Boston and eventually covering a total of 29 states during this year of real-world dynamic testing. Motus is now preparing for Fall 2012 production of the initial 2013 model year of Motus.

Motus is displaying the MST and MST-R motorcycles during Bike Week at Daytona Ducati, BMW Triumph, March 15-17, and is on hand to answer questions and take reservations for a limited number of 2013 MST's.

The MST and the premium MST-R are comfortable sportbikes designed for long-range canyon carving, solo or two-up. Both are exhilarating, charismatic machines powered by the mighty V4 Baby Block engines and both are offered with various accessories and upgrade options.

2013 Motus MST- starting at $30,975

2013 Motus MST Standard Equipment

 V4 Baby Block, 1650cc liquid cooled, 165 horsepower

 6-Speed, dual-overdrive

 Electronic fuel injection

 Electronic throttle control

 720w alternator

 Öhlins R&T adjustable front suspension

 Progressive mono-shock rear suspension with remote preload adjuster

 Brembo calipers

 Aluminum wheels with wave rotors

 Powerlet port

 Michelin tires

 Removable side cases by Givi

 Premium Sargent seat

 20,000 mile XW-ring chain by RK

 Hybrid rear sprocket with lifetime warranty

 Centerstand

2013 Motus MST Optional Equipment

 30 liter top case by Givi

 Adjustable windscreen

 Adjustable handlebars

 Dual rear Powerlet port

 Heated seat

 Heated grips

 Premium low seat by Sargent

 Rear storage rack

 Touring windscreen

2013 Motus MST Color Options

 Speed Silver Metallic

 Flame Red Metallic

2013 Motus MST Warranty

 2 years, unlimited mileage

2013 Motus MST-R- starting at $36,975

2013 Motus MST-R Standard Equipment

 V4R Baby Block, 1650cc liquid cooled, 185 horsepower

 6-Speed, dual-overdrive

 Electronic fuel injection

 Electronic throttle control

 720w alternator

 Öhlins R&T NIX adjustable front suspension

 Öhlins TTX mono-shock rear suspension with remote preload adjuster

 Brembo M4 monoblock calipers

 Forged OZ aluminum wheels with wave rotors

 3 Powerlet ports

 Michelin tires

 Removable side cases by Givi

 Premium Sargent seat

 20,000 mile XW-ring chain by RK

 Hybrid rear sprocket with lifetime warranty

 Centerstand

2013 Motus MST-R Optional Equipment

 30 liter top case by Givi

 Adjustable windscreen

 Adjustable handlebars

 BST carbon fiber wheels

 Heated seat

 Heated grips

 Premium low seat by Sargent

 Rear storage rack

 Touring windscreen

2013 Motus MST-R Color Options

 Strong White

 Carbon Black

2013 Motus MST-R Warranty

2 years, unlimited mileage

Dealers and Availability

Motus is proud to announce its initial list of Authorized Motus Dealers and will continue to build a network of the finest dealers in the country. These stores, and others that will be added in the upcoming months, will begin receive their first shipments of 2013 MST's in the Fall.

AF1 Racing, 304 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX, 78701, 512-482-8377 www.af1racing.com, ed@af1racing.com

"AF1 Racing is very excited to add the American-made Motus MST and MST-R motorcycles to our line-up. We are currently a premier Aprilia (#1 dealer in the USA), Vespa, and Moto Guzzi dealer with two locations in Texas and an emphasis on high performance, road racing, and dyno tuning. Having followed the progress of Motus since the very beginning, we feel they will be a great addition to our showroom. The new Motus is such an innovative American motorcycle and it's so different from anything out there."- Ed Cook, co-owner, AF1 Racing Austin, Texas
Battley Cycles, 7830 Airpark Road, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879, 301-948-4581 www.battley.com, info@battley.com

"For 27 years Battley Cycles has been Maryland's premium brand motorcycle dealer selling BMW, Ducati, Yamaha, and Harley-Davidson. Battley is proud to add the Motus line to our line-up as it represents a new American standard in motorcycle manufacturing. Motus is committed to using the best parts in the hand-assembling of their vehicles, and we know that true enthusiasts will agree with us in categorizing the Motus as one of the world's emerging premium brands." -Devin Battley, Director of Happiness, Battley Cycles, Gaithersburg, MD
Cruisin' 66, 1310 S Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, MO, 65804, 417-891-9998 www.cruisin66cycles.com, sales@cruisin66cycles.com

"We are thrilled to offer another high performance American motorcycle to our customers at Cruisin' 66. The Motus MST's are perfect for the long windy roads around Missouri and, as Cruisin' 66 is a destination store and a Top 100 Dealer, we think we can add a lot of visibility to Motus in our area." -Tim Woodsome, co-owner, Cruisin'66, Springfield, Missouri
Moto Corse Performance, 11227 NE 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, 954-522-8047 www.motocorseperformance.com, Contact@EuropeanMotorsportsInc.com

"At Moto Corse Performance, we are high performance enthusiasts, so we're glad to finally see an American sportbike that can compete with the Europeans, and we're really excited to offer the Motus MST's in South Florida"- Chris Boy, Owner, Moto Corse Performance, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 USA

Motus Louisville, 1700 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208, 502-634-1340 www.harleydavidsonlouisville.com, questions@MotusLouisville.com
"We can't wait to introduce Motus to the Ohio River Valley. With the some of the greatest riding in the country, we will be a perfect fit for the ultimate American riding machine."- Brett Moxley, General Manager, Motus Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Redline Performance Motorsports, 7331 George Washington Memorial Parkway, Yorktown, VA, 23692, 757-989-5000

www.redlinemotors.com, david@redlinemotors.com
"Redline Performance Motorsports has been known as the #1 dealer for European exotic and luxury motorcycles. We are now excited to offer the best of two continents with the launch of Motus, makers of fine American sportbikes. Our legendary customer service will complement the elite buyer's of the Motus models. We are proud to partner with a US manufacturing company that exceeds all other US produced motorcycles to date." –David Lillard, President, Redline Performance Motorsports, Yorktown, Virginia
Riders Hill, 3003 Morrison Moore Parkway E, Dahlonega, GA, 30533, 706-864-7777
EuropeanMotorsportsInc.com, contact@europeanmotorsportsinc.com

"European Motorsports at Riders Hill is proud to announce Motus as our fourth line of fine motorcycle brands, joining Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, and MV Agusta. We are located in beautiful Dahlonega, GA at the start of the world famous motorcycle routes through the North Georgia mountains, and Motus is a perfect fit with its advanced design, incredible handling, and beautiful styling. We are excited and privileged to be representing this
new American, hand-crafted motorcycle line!" – Susan Lancaster, co-owner, European Motorsports at Riders Hill, Dahlonega, GA

RPM Cycles, 13700 N. Stemmons Freeway, Farmers Branch, TX, 75234, 972-620-3883 www.rpmcycletx.com, cliff@rpmcycletx.com
"RPM Cycle is built on the excitement of the unique brands we carry. Whether it is a long-standing marque such as Triumph or Moto Guzzi or a performance company like KTM, RPM Cycle fills customer needs with great individuality. Exclusivity tends to be the trend for us, with Motus adding a new, distinct, and exciting echelon to the RPM Cycle hierarchy"- Boris Loera, Store Manager, RPM Cycle, Dallas, Texas