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    Motus has a sad ending like Buells

    https://motusmotorcycles.com/files/motus_bike_NOV16.pdf

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    Wow...I guess not surprising given how hard this kind of business is to sustain, but very sad. Here is more on the shutdown.

    https://www.al.com/business/index.ss...s_motorcy.html

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    in all honesty i'm surprised this outfit lasted even 10 years. why?
    an engine configuration americans have repeatedly rejected for almost 100 years now. ask Guzzi to confirm this.
    redefined sticker-shock. priced themselves right out of any potential target market.
    fuel mileage even worse than a V-rod NightRod....if that's possible.
    in-person consensus of opinion typically was "my God that's ugly."
    Last edited by lunaticfringe; 09-03-2018 at 12:18 PM.

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    ^this

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    Motus was the answer to a question no one asked. America had sport bike and sport touring options in the Buell. That didn't last. Americans could buy a refined sport touring v-four in a Honda ST1300. Americans have all kids of choices when it comes to high end, high priced sport touring motorcycles with better track records and better dealer networks. I am not surprised at the Motus demise. It is a tough market to break into and it have been even tougher as the Boomers age out of motorcycling for good.

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    I didn't think this one was ugly...



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    As enthusiasts, we should celebrate and encourage every company that makes a solid effort in the motorcycling industry.

    It's hard to do. Ask Erik



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