A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Guest on Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:31 pm

The KMV4. These guys built a pushrod v-4 motorcycle engine with direct injection. They are currently developing the line of motorcycles that this engine will power. The stuff they show in the video on the site looks very promising. Trellis frames, inverted forks. The motor they are showing is over 1600 cc's and 140 hp. These motors are also made to be hopped up easily. The architecture is similar to most pushrod American v-8's only cut in half. Oh, and they're a Birmingham Al based company! I'm excited to see what comes of this...
http://www.motusmotorcycles.com/
Here's a concept rendering.


Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Dragon on Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:42 pm

Intriguing...will keep an eye on this.
avatar
Dragon
Obsessive Member

Posts : 2300
Join date : 2010-05-14
Age : 55
Location : Daphne, AL

View user profile http://www.wind-therapy.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Phantom on Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:43 pm

Agree. Would be cool to see it in person.

______________________________________
I am back....07 Suckerpunch Sallys Bobber
avatar
Phantom
Admin

Posts : 1097
Join date : 2010-03-26
Age : 40
Location : Fairhope

View user profile http://www.samcsociety.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by hayweed on Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:54 am

Definitly have to keep up with this.

______________________________________
I tried being NORMAL once.....It didn't work out.


LIFE'S SHORT,RIDE HARD
The older we get, The fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
avatar
hayweed
Admin

Posts : 2930
Join date : 2010-05-13
Age : 47
Location : Mobile,Al

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Guest on Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:02 am

Maybe we should plan a ride up to B'ham to see it... Would be a great ride..after the rain leaves us

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Guest on Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:34 am

I'm going to swing by while I'm up there for the Barber Motorsports Festival... I want a Motus t-shirt!

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by mobilestromrider on Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:32 pm

WOW! UGH!,, Engine good! Me like!
avatar
mobilestromrider
Rear of the Pack

Posts : 430
Join date : 2010-05-28
Age : 57
Location : Mobile

View user profile https://www.facebook.com/home.php

Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Guest on Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:57 pm

I wonder what rpms it turns

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by camo on Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:18 pm

avatar
camo
Rear of the Pack

Posts : 495
Join date : 2010-08-09

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Guest on Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:42 pm

8000 isnt bad for an overbore motor but you can take it farther with better pushrods

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Paladin on Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:41 pm

Not too crazy about the concept rendering but wow at the motor.
avatar
Paladin
Road Captain

Posts : 1126
Join date : 2010-05-28
Age : 45
Location : silverhill

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by hayweed on Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:52 pm

11 to 1 compression? Holy cow. You would need 105 octain fuel in that thing. I know it says 87 but I just dont see it.

______________________________________
I tried being NORMAL once.....It didn't work out.


LIFE'S SHORT,RIDE HARD
The older we get, The fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
avatar
hayweed
Admin

Posts : 2930
Join date : 2010-05-13
Age : 47
Location : Mobile,Al

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Guest on Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:11 pm

I don't like the rendering either. But they said they were looking at doing a few different models... The naked chassis that you get a peek at in the video is pretty sweet.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by camo on Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:50 pm

hayweed wrote:11 to 1 compression? Holy cow. You would need 105 octain fuel in that thing. I know it says 87 but I just dont see it.

Agreed. I have seen 10:1 bikes get away with it, but the timing has to be so dead on there is not alot of room for error to keep the detonation blues away.
avatar
camo
Rear of the Pack

Posts : 495
Join date : 2010-08-09

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Paladin on Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:50 pm

personally I think it would look sweet as hell in a long go-fast machine. not to sure if the beast would do well in a cruiser. But it would be fun to try . Very Happy
avatar
Paladin
Road Captain

Posts : 1126
Join date : 2010-05-28
Age : 45
Location : silverhill

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by wseibert on Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:11 pm

My Hayabusa is 12.5:1
The Kawasaki ZX10R (Their 1000cc sportbike) is 12.9:1

They both recommend a min of 90 octane.
So, 11:1 on 87 is well within the range of possibility.
avatar
wseibert
Seat Cushion

Posts : 164
Join date : 2010-05-18

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Guest on Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:50 pm

I would like to see it in person

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Guest on Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:26 pm

compression isnt a dead set giveaway on octane rating, head design and flow are a huge part in it also.

p.s. glad to see you again wseibert

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Guest on Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:30 pm

He lerks in the grass! Better watch him!

Speed always calls him out. affraid

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Guest on Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:42 pm

the gsxr is getting new shoes and a few other things, we need to go ride. plus I just picked up a drag bike project

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by wseibert on Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:41 am

Cool man Smile I agree, a ride would be good.
It's about time that bike of yours got some new shoes Smile
avatar
wseibert
Seat Cushion

Posts : 164
Join date : 2010-05-18

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Guest on Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:33 pm

hey as long as you cant see the air in them they are still good

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Phantom on Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:09 pm

Any word on Motus? I have checked the website a few times and seems there is nothing new.......

______________________________________
I am back....07 Suckerpunch Sallys Bobber
avatar
Phantom
Admin

Posts : 1097
Join date : 2010-03-26
Age : 40
Location : Fairhope

View user profile http://www.samcsociety.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Paladin on Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:37 am

If there is, I haven't been able to find anything on it.
avatar
Paladin
Road Captain

Posts : 1126
Join date : 2010-05-28
Age : 45
Location : silverhill

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by tully_mars on Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:09 pm

Looks like another rice burner metric sport bike. Other than the engine technology not much different, why would anyone take a chance on it?
avatar
tully_mars
tag along

Posts : 218
Join date : 2010-11-07
Location : Southern AL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A new American motorcycle manufacurer... Motus Motorcycles.

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum