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American Made "Multistrada"... The Motus MST



Motus MST is supposedly coming to market in 2012.

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/ne..._us/index.html

Have to say.... I like it!!!
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more about it here.
http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...-the-curtains/
I don't see Multistrada. Just an awesome sport tourer. I like the Givi bags, makes it look Kawasaki like. The frame, Ducati like, the engine, maybe MotoGuzzi?

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Looks awesome. Sure its not going to come here and even if it comes , cost is going to be a bomb.

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The motorcyclistonline article states that the bike should be south of 30k. Still a painful price.
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more about it here.
http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...-the-curtains/
I don't see Multistrada. Just an awesome sport tourer. I like the Givi bags, makes it look Kawasaki like. The frame, Ducati like, the engine, maybe MotoGuzzi?
Thats a pretty spot-on observation. I like the longer 3/4 fairing. Something the V and Duc (Tiger too) lack.
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Hmmm. Glad there is an American team taking initiative, and it looks comfy, but those headers need work. If the bike goes over, even at a stand still, they will take the brunt of the impact, and likely leave the bike unridable. Also, I think it would be a leg cooker. I also wonder about the wisedom of using a car derived motor. Max RPM is 8000, but it should have some kicka$$ torque.

Aside from that, it looks good!

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It looks like the suspension is not for off-road use, like the Multistrada's... I think our Versys have more!
Maybe that bike is just for touring, it have not the off road capabilities of the Ducati Multistrada.
Just my opinion... but looks very nice, I like that engine.
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Looks like the love child of a VFR and an ST4. Bet it'd be a fun ride.


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Gotta love the commitment of these young American companies. I remember a couple of years ago Motoczysz had a racer that was awesome, but I haven't heard anything from that bike, just their winning electric bike.
http://www.motoczysz.com/motorcycles/c1_990_2008

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Man, I wouldn't mind one. Looks pricey. That motor sounds wicked and powerful but smooth. I met the owner of Motoczysz, intense guy with a good concept but his motor was way complicated. Beautiful bike in person.
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I'd be interested in half that bike. ie: half the displacement, half the cylinders, half the price...

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