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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:02 pm 
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My guess is that as soon as this or any other engine becomes a serious threat to the Japanes bike market, 3 weeks later the Japanese will have a reverse on their engines.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:39 am 
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Motus released pricing for production of their bikes and crate engine pricing should be released late 2012.

from motus' site wrote:
Q: What are the expected retail prices of the MST and MST-R?

The base model MST has an MSRP of $30,975, and the premium model MST-R has an MSRP of $36,975. Standard and optional equipment details can be found here.

Q: Can I purchase a V4 Baby Block engine for a different application?

Yes, we will offer crated engines once they have completed durability testing and become available in late 2012. Pricing, drawings, and specifications will be announced soon.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:01 pm 
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Transmissions?? Comes with??

I love the Idea of a V4. An ST1300 would be great but packaging might be an issue.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:09 pm 
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As a rider, I really like this bike very innovative. If it at all reliable it should sell. Kind of expensive, but about the same as a decked out Hardley Albleson. Different style, but sooo much more bike.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:52 am 
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Thanks for the update. The two interesting bits I see in the latest info is that there is already 2 different power levels of the naturally aspirated engine, at 165hp and 185hp, and that they're simply stating it as having "electronic fuel injection". This may indicate that they've totally abandoned the "direct injection" they originally were planning to use, or maybe they just aren't advertising that feature the way you would expect them to at this point.

I will also be interested to see what, if anything, they're actually planning to release to the general public in regards to prints/dimensions, as opposed to what will likely be available to paying customers and companies developing associated products.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:53 pm 
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One article I read said that they had abandoned direct injection right now as this would allow them to get bikes to the market faster and it also jacked up the already pretty high cost. If they can use the money made to increase production quantity and maybe bring down the costs, they can pay for the additional R&D for it and get it in a future year.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:25 pm 
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Well it's not like the comparatively tiny cylinders in bike engines need direct injection to utilize surprisingly high compression ratios and extreme rpms on pump gas...So it doesn't surprise me that hasn't worked out on a cost/benefit basis for the first iteration of a truely new from the ground up development. I'm sure they had bigger fish to fry.

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