Motus rolled out MST-01 and MST-R
7 Mars 2011
Motus has officially launched the company's first products at Pratt & Miller's Michigan facility. The location was chosen because of Pratt & Miller's role in engineering the bike's frame. Eyeball the bike's heart, then: a V4, scale version of the pushrod V8 that powers the Corvette Racing C6.R.
Motus says that the engine is first-class for 160 horsepower and an unknown amount of torque, at least for the moment. That figure is fine 20 horsepower more than what Motus originally anticipated out of the design, so a proportionate jump in twist isn't necessarily out of the question. Thanks to its design, the Motus V4 weighs just 130 pounds and measures 18 inches across at its widest point. We could think of all sorts of unseemly uses for such a contraption.
According to Hell for Leather, the MST-01 and MST-R are designed to be a counterpoint to the traditional American-designed motorcycle, offering plenty of comfort and a well-sorted suspension wrapped up in a 500-pound package.