Motus MST

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
MST / MSTR
Manufacturer Motus Motorcycles
Parent company Birmingham Motorcycle Company
Production 2016–
Class Sport Touring
Engine 1,650 cc (101 cu in) 2-valve longitudinal 90° pushrod V4
Bore / stroke 3.41 in × 2.76 in (86.5 mm × 70.0 mm)
Top speed 168.69 mph (271.48 km/h)[1]
Power 165 hp (123 kW) @ 7,700 rpm (claimed)MST[2][3][4]
180 hp (130 kW)(claimed)MSTR [5]
Torque 123.0 lb·ft (166.8 N·m) @ 5,000 rpm (claimed)MST[2][3][4]
126.0 lb·ft (170.8 N·m)(claimed)MSTR[5]
Transmission 6-speed, wet clutch, chain final drive
Frame type Steel trellis
Suspension Front:Öhlins 43mm fork adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping; 5.1-in. travel
Rear:Progressive shock adjustable for spring preload; 5.5-in. travel
Brakes Front:Dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 320mm discs
Rear:Brembo two-piston caliper, 200mm disc
Rake, trail 26.0°/4.25 in.
Wheelbase 58.0 inches (1,470 mm)
Seat height 32.0 in (810 mm)
33.5 in (850 mm)
Weight 500 lb (230 kg)(claimed)[2][3] (dry)
585–565 lb (265–256 kg)MST / MSTR(claimed)[2][3] (wet)
Fuel capacity 5.5 US gal (21 l; 4.6 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 is the newest motorcycle manufacturer in the United States. 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.[6][7]

The MST is powered by a 90° pushrod V4 engine that is mounted longitudinally, with its crankshaft aligned fore-and-aft. This is the first V4 ever used in an American motorcycle.[6]

The prototype was first shown to the public at Daytona Beach Bike Week in March, 2011.[8] The production bike was ridden at Bonneville and set the official land speed record for the world's fastest pushrod-engine production motorcycle, with speeds of 163.98 mph (263.90 km/h) and 165.81 mph (266.85 km/h) for the records and a top speed of 168.69 mph (271.48 km/h).[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Motus Sets New Salt Flats Speed Record". Moto Usa .com. October 6, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d MST prototype datasheet, Motus Corp., archived from the original on June 24, 2013, retrieved 2011-03-15 
  3. ^ a b c d KMV4 engine, Motus Corp., archived from the original on March 21, 2012, retrieved 2011-03-15 
  4. ^ a b Cook, Marc (December 19, 2015). "Motus MST V-4 Review". Motorcyclist. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Jones, Peter (February 18, 2016). "2016 Motus MST and MSTR". Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Aaron Frank (March 10, 2011), Motus Moves Us, Motorcyclist, retrieved 2011-03-14 
  7. ^ Lindsay Brooke (March 4, 2011), Motus Motorcycles: Sport-Touring, American Style, The New York Times Wheels blog, retrieved 2011-03-14 
  8. ^ Wes Siler (March 10, 2011), A Bike Worth Buying Just for the Engine, Wired Autopia blog, retrieved 2011-03-15 
  9. ^ "Motus Factory Sets Two Land Speed Records…Then Rides Home". Motorcyclist. October 7, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ Jones, Peter (March 2016), "SWEET HOME ALABAMA! V-4 SPORT-TOURERS FROM THE LAND OF LYNYRD SKYNYRD", Cycle World, pp. 44–45 

External links[edit]