Motus Motorcycles reveals pricing, specs, initial dealers

Publish Date: 
Mar 16, 2012

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Motus Motorcycles has unveiled its full 2012 production plans, including pricing, accessories, specifications, availability and an initial list of authorized Motus dealers.

The Birmingham, Ala.-based company announced at Daytona Bike Week that it’s now preparing for fall 2012 production of its initial 2013 model year. The MSRPs for the two models as well as standard and optional equipment:

2013 Motus MST starting at $30,975

Standard equipment:

  • Michelin tires
  • Removable side cases by Givi
  • Premium Sargent seat
  • 20,000-mile XW-ring chain by RK
  • Hybrid rear sprocket with lifetime warranty
  • Centerstand

Optional equipment:

  • 30-liter top case by Givi
  • Adjustable windscreen
  • Adjustable handlebars
  • Dual rear Powerlet port
  • Heated seat
  • Heated grips
  • Premium low seat by Sargent
  • Rear storage rack
  • Touring windscreen

Color options:

  • Speed Silver Metallic
  • Flame Red Metallic

2013 Motus MST-R starting at $36,975

Standard equipment:

  • Michelin tires
  • Removable side cases by Givi
  • Premium Sargent seat
  • 20,000-mile XW-ring chain by RK
  • Hybrid rear sprocket with lifetime warranty
  • Centerstand

Optional equipment:

  • 30-liter top case by Givi
  • Adjustable windscreen
  • Adjustable handlebars
  • BST carbon fiber wheels
  • Heated seat
  • Heated grips
  • Premium low seat by Sargent
  • Rear storage rack
  • Touring windscreen

Color options:

  • Strong White
  • Carbon Black

 

Both models come with a two-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Motus is displaying the MST and MST-R during Bike Week at Daytona Ducati, BMW Triumph, March 15-17, and is on hand to answer questions and take reservations for a limited number of 2013 MSTs.

Motus has released the following information and testimonials in regard to its initial list of authorized dealers. These stores, as well as others that will be added in the upcoming months, will begin receiving their first shipments of 2013 MSTs in the fall.

AF1 Racing, 304 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701, 512-482-8377, www.af1racing.com, ed@af1racing.com. “AF1 Racing is very excited to add the American-made Motus MST and MST-R motorcycles to our lineup,” AF1 Racing Ed Cook told Motus. “We are currently a premier Aprilia (No. 1 dealer in the USA), Vespa and Moto Guzzi dealer with two locations in Texas and an emphasis on high performance, road racing and dyno tuning. Having followed the progress of Motus since the very beginning, we feel they will be a great addition to our showroom. The new Motus is such an innovative American motorcycle and it’s so different from anything out there.”

Battley Cycles, 7830 Airpark Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, 301-948-4581, www.battley.com, info@battley.com. “For 27 years Battley Cycles has been Maryland’s premium-brand motorcycle dealer selling BMW, Ducati, Yamaha and Harley-Davidson,” the store’s Devin Battley said. “Battley is proud to add the Motus line to our lineup as it represents a new American standard in motorcycle manufacturing. Motus is committed to using the best parts in the hand-assembling of their vehicles, and we know that true enthusiasts will agree with us in categorizing the Motus as one of the world’s emerging premium brands.”

Cruisin’ 66, 1310 S Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO 65804, 417-891-9998, www.cruisin66cycles.com, sales@crusin66cycles.com. “We are thrilled to offer another high-performance American motorcycle to our customers at Cruisin’ 66,” co-owner Tim Woodsome said. “The Motus MSTs are perfect for the long windy roads around Missouri, and as Cruisin’ 66 is a destination store and a Top 100 dealer, we think we can add a lot of visibility to Motus in our area.”

Moto Corse Performance, 11227 NE 9th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, 954-522-8047, www.motocorseperformance.com, Contact@EuropeanMotorsportsInc.com. “At Moto Corse Performance, we are high-performance enthusiasts, so we’re glad to finally see an American sportbike that can compete with the Europeans, and we’re really excited to offer the Motus MSTs in South Florida,” said owner Chris Boy.

Motus Louisville, 1700 Arthur St., Louisville, KY 40208, 502-634-1340, www.harleydavidsonlouisville.com, questions@MotusLouisville.com. “We can't wait to introduce Motus to the Ohio River Valley. With some of the greatest riding in the country, we will be a perfect fit for the ultimate American riding machine,” said GM Brett Moxley.

Redline Performance Motorsports, 7331 George Washington Memorial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23692, 757-989-5000, www.redlinemotors.com, david@redlinemotors.com. “Redline Performance Motorsports has been known as the No. 1 dealer for European exotic and luxury motorcycles,” said David Lillard, president. “We are now excited to offer the best of two continents with the launch of Motus, makers of fine American sportbikes. Our legendary customer service will complement the elite buyers of the Motus models. We are proud to partner with a U.S. manufacturing company that exceeds all other U.S.-produced motorcycles to date.”

European Motorsports at Riders Hill, 3003 Morrison Moore Parkway E, Dahlonega, GA 30533, 706-864-7777, EuropeanMotorsportsInc.com, contact@europeanmotorsportsinc. com. “European Motorsports at Riders Hill is proud to announce Motus as our fourth line of fine motorcycle brands, joining Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and MV Agusta,” said co-owner Susan Lancaster. “We are located in beautiful Dahlonega, Ga., at the start of the world-famous motorcycle routes through the North Georgia mountains, and Motus is a perfect fit with its advanced design, incredible handling, and beautiful styling. We are excited and privileged to be representing this new American, hand-crafted motorcycle line!”

RPM Cycle, 13700 N. Stemmons Freeway, Farmers Branch, TX 75234, 972-620-3883, www.rpmcycletx.com, cliff@rpmcycletx.com. “RPM Cycle is built on the excitement of the unique brands we carry,” store manager Boris Loera said. “Whether it is a long-standing marque such as Triumph or Moto Guzzi or a performance company like KTM, RPM Cycle fills customer needs with great individuality. Exclusivity tends to be the trend for us, with Motus adding a new, distinct, and exciting echelon to the RPM Cycle hierarchy.”

Motus Motorcycles has been testing and developing the models since unveiling prototypes at last year’s Bike Week. The 2011/2012 American Sport Tour led Motus through the laboratory, around racetracks, across the country, and back to Daytona. Both the MST and MST-R have been ridden from Alabama to California — “up its coast and over its mountains, across the desert, through the Bonneville Salt Flats, over the Colorado Rockies, past purple mountains, and between fields of corn, cows and amber waves of grain,” the company said.

In addition to the Big West leg of the Sport Tour, the MSTs also traveled to the Northeast from Birmingham to Boston, eventually covering 29 states during this year of real-world testing.

Posted by Arlo Redwine

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