Motus MST and MST-R: The New American Sportbikes

Aug 28, 2012 View Comments by

Birmingham, AL based Motus Motorcycles is now taking reservations for its MST and MST-R sport-touring bikes. Based around a 1650cc V-4 nicknamed the “baby block”, the MST and MST-R are equipped with 165 and 185 horsepower respectively, according to Motus. The MST’s also feature a host of top-shelf performance parts from their Öhlins suspension to their Brembo brakes which, along with removable Givi side cases and a six gallon fuel tank, gives them virtually everything sport-touring legends are made of. Motorcyclist Magazine recently named the MST-R its 2012 Best Dream Bike, and the editors of RoadRUNNER couldn’t agree more. Currently, Motus is expanding their dealer network across the U.S. and ramping up toward full-scale production and late 2012 deliveries.

Motus is also seeking qualified motorcycle assembly technicians to work in their Birmingham, AL production facility. If you’re interested click here.

2013 Motus MST
Motus Motorcycles

MSRP: $ 30,975
Engine: liquid-cooled V-4
Displacement: 1650cc
Bore and Stroke: 86.5x70mm
Fueling: EFI
Valve Train: dual OHV; pushrod; chain-driven single cam; hydraulic lifters
Exhaust: 2×2-into-1
Final Drive: chain
Clutch: wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 6-speed, dual-overdrive
Front Wheel: aluminum, 17×3.5in
Rear Wheel: aluminum, 17x6in
Tires Front/Rear: 120/70ZR17 / 190/50ZR17
Front Suspension: 43mm inverted telescopic forks; fully adjustable; 130mm travel
Rear Suspension: twin spar chromoly swing-arm; fully adjustable pushrod mono-shock w/ remote preload adjustment; ride height adjustment; 120mm travel
Front Brakes: dual 320mm floating discs; dual 4-piston radial calipers
Rear Brakes: single 240mm disc; single 2-piston caliper
Seat Height: 31in (adjustable)
Wheelbase: 58in
Rake/Trail: 26°/4.25in (108mm)
Fuel Tank: 6gal
Wet Weight: 530lbs
Colors: red and silver

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