See photos of the Motus Motorcycles MST sport-touring prototype and the direct injection KMV4 engine in the Motus Motorcycles MST Sport-Tourer Prototype photo gallery.
- Motus expanded to include dealerships in California, Nevada and Washington in May 2012.
- Motus Motorcycles MST concept drawing.
- Motus Motorcycles MST sport-touring prototype.
- Notable styling cues on the Motus are the exposed carbon fiber heads of the KMV4, as well as the slight forward sweep of the exhaust headers.
- The Motus prototypes are targeted as sport-touring models, with integrated luggage from Givi another defining characteristic.
- Engineering firm Pratt & Miller designed the transmission, and gets credit for the chassis and bodywork too.
- The Motus frame is an eye-catching tubular steel design, as is the swingarm. Motus engineers incorporated the V-Four into the chassis as a stressed member.
- Motus pitches its two prototypes, the MST and MST-R, as 2012 models with a production date of late 2011.
- The KMV4 powerplant anchors the MST design, and represents the first American-built V-Four motorcycle.
- The KMV4 features gasoline direct injection (GDI), which as the name implies injects fuel directly into the combustion chamber, instead of through the intake ports.
- The longitudinal 90-degree V-Four on the Motus prototype is liquid-cooled and displaces 1645cc via 86.5mm bore and 70mm stroke.
- Developed with Katech, a Michigan-based firm renowned for its V-8 engine development, the KMV4 lops the iconic American V-8 in half.
- Four new Motus dealers have been announced on the West Coast.