New Motus

Discussion in 'Anything Goes' started by Lint, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. Lint

    Lint Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Messages:
    3,957
    Likes Received:
    175
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Riding Year 'Round in Moorpark
  2. Allyance

    Allyance Insider

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2013
    Messages:
    2,950
    Likes Received:
    97
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    East Bay, California
    Map
    Sounds mean, more like a car!
     
    Lint likes this.
  3. duccmann

    duccmann Insider

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2010
    Messages:
    8,008
    Likes Received:
    198
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    SoCal
    Map
    Your next bike George
    right?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Lint likes this.
  4. Samuel

    Samuel Active Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    386
    Likes Received:
    95
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Los Angeles County
    Map
    I think I would like it better if they used a more modern engine. IMO, should be getting way more output out of 1.6 liters...

    For example - Honda B16B engine from TWENTY years ago:

    B16B (Type R)
    • Found in:
      • 1997–2000 Civic Type R
        • Displacement: 1,595 cc (97.3 cu in)
        • Compression: 10.8:1
        • Bore: 81 mm (3.2 in)
        • Stroke: 77.4 mm (3.0 in)
        • Rod/Stroke ratio: 1.85:1
        • Rod Length: 142.42 mm (5.6 in)
        • Power: 185 hp (138 kW) @ 8200 rpm & 118 lb·ft (160 N·m)
        • Redline: 8400 rpm
        • Rev-limit: 9000 rpm
     
    Lint likes this.
  5. Gator

    Gator Insider

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    3,864
    Likes Received:
    187
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Boynton Beach, FL
    Map
    The R version does make more, 180 hp and 127 torque. I think they are putting the detuned motor in the naked bike. I got to flog a R model for a couple of hours, it is a beast. Supposedly that motor can be easily tuned to well over 200hp. And totally streetatable with nice manners.

    3rd gear power wheelies are just a twist of the wrist away.
     
  6. Allyance

    Allyance Insider

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2013
    Messages:
    2,950
    Likes Received:
    97
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    East Bay, California
    Map
    Bike is designed and manufactured in the the good ole USA! If they used a imported engine, it would be just another bike that would disappear. Apparently the are selling alot of engines for other uses.
     
  7. CandyRedRC46

    CandyRedRC46 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,481
    Likes Received:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Orlando Florida
    Dedicated race car vs touring bike?
     
  8. Gator

    Gator Insider

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    3,864
    Likes Received:
    187
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Boynton Beach, FL
    Map
    CandyRedRC46 likes this.
  9. duccmann

    duccmann Insider

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2010
    Messages:
    8,008
    Likes Received:
    198
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    SoCal
    Map
    Oh hell ya
    Been in one of those RZR and we were flyin over whoops at 70 mph
    Man with this engine swap that would be a hoot


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  10. Gator

    Gator Insider

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    3,864
    Likes Received:
    187
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Boynton Beach, FL
    Map
    LOL, yeah 180 hp V4 in it could get you in trouble fast.
     
  11. duccmann

    duccmann Insider

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2010
    Messages:
    8,008
    Likes Received:
    198
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    SoCal
    Map
    No doubt Gator


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  12. CandyRedRC46

    CandyRedRC46 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,481
    Likes Received:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Orlando Florida
    180 hp from a 1.6 might not sound amazing by today's standards, especially in a performance bike, in comparison to something more in it's class like the 200 crank hp VMax, but keep in mind we are talking OHV vs DOHC engines here. The VMAX's engine, with it's 4 overhead camshafts, is going to be much heavier/larger and complex than the Motus' simple OHV engine.

    The Motus is only pushing 565 pounds vs the VMax's 694 pounds (owing somewhat to this OHV vs DOHC advantage). This is the motorcycle equivalent to the Chevy LS vs Ford Coyote battle. Power per cc might not be the Motus's strong suit, but power and torque per pound plus a great torque curve, is where the Motus "Baby Block" will truly shine.
     
Related Topics

Share This Page