Motus MST

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MST
Manufacturer Motus Motorcycles
Parent company Birmingham Motorcycle Company
Production 2014–
Engine 1,645 cc (100.4 cu in) direct injection 2-valve longitudinal 90° pushrod V4
Bore / stroke 86.5 mm × 70.0 mm (3.41 in × 2.76 in)
Power 161 hp (120 kW) @ 7,800 rpm (projected, claimed)[1][2]
Torque 165 N·m (122 lb·ft) @ 4,500 rpm (projected, claimed)[1][2]
Transmission 6-speed, wet clutch, chain final drive
Frame type Steel trellis
Rake, trail 26°, 108 mm
Wheelbase 58 inches (1,500 mm)
Weight 500 lb (230 kg)(projected, claimed)[1][2] (dry)
530 lb (240 kg)(projected, claimed)[1][2] (wet)
Fuel capacity 6 US gal (23 l; 5.0 imp gal)

The Motus MST is a sport touring motorcycle that was announced to be produced in 2014 by Motus Motorcycles of Birmingham, Alabama. Motus' partner in developing the MST was race car manufacturer Pratt & Miller, who were credited with product engineering, development, testing and validation for the MST.[3][4]

The MST is powered by a 90° pushrod V4 engine that is mounted longitudinally, with its crankshaft aligned fore-and-aft. It is the first production motorcycle using gasoline direct injection and the first V4 ever used in an American motorcycle.[3]

The prototype was first shown to the public at Daytona Beach Bike Week in March, 2011.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d MST prototype datasheet, Motus Corp., archived from the original on June 24, 2013, retrieved 2011-03-15 
  2. ^ a b c d KMV4 engine, Motus Corp., archived from the original on March 21, 2012, retrieved 2011-03-15 
  3. ^ a b Aaron Frank (March 10, 2011), Motus Moves Us, Motorcyclist, retrieved 2011-03-14 
  4. ^ Lindsay Brooke (March 4, 2011), Motus Motorcycles: Sport-Touring, American Style, The New York Times Wheels blog, retrieved 2011-03-14 
  5. ^ Wes Siler (March 10, 2011), A Bike Worth Buying Just for the Engine, Wired Autopia blog, retrieved 2011-03-15 

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