MOTUS the OTHER new American motorcycle Manufacturer
EBR might be catching all the headlines, but in 2014 there is another new motorcycle manufacture making its debut. MOTUS , a Sport Touring Motorcycle powered by a VERTICALLY MOUNTED 1640cc liquid cooled PUSHROD V-4 WITH 2 Valves per cylinder. The new MOTUS was designed and is owned by the SAME engineers who designed the new? Chevrolet L88? V-8 Corvette engine. High tech in the auto industry, but LOW tech in comparison to the latest European & Japanese literbike/Superbike power plants. In In fact, the MOTUS BABY BLOCK V-4 design is literally 1/2 of the Chevrolet Corvette L88 V-8.(same design , dimensions different) Low tech compared to the run of the mill power plants produced by European and Japanese manufactures. So the Motus claim of 180-185 RWHP from the 1640cc V-4 is Optimistic to put it mildly.
Although being a Sport tourer if the Motus Makes 155 RWHP that is More than adequate , to ride both quickly through twisty back roads and do some high speed interstate riding . Pic below
Last edited by Jake318; 11-03-2013 at 12:32 PM.