Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Motus Motorcycles, Pratt & Miller working on V4-engined sports tourers
According to a press release from Motus Motorcycles, the fledgling US-based (in Birmingham, Alabama) company has tied up with Pratt & Miller Engineering for the development of their new motorcycles. Their first motorcycles – the Motus MST-01 and MST-R – will be V4-engined sports tourers, with high-tech bits like a chrome-molybdenum space frame and carbon composite bodywork.
According to Motus, the MST-01 will be a ‘next generation sport touring motorcycle engineered for performance, comfort, and range.’ In addition to the MST-01, there will also be a higher-spec MST-R, which we suppose might be the racier, sportier version but with the same engine and chassis.
A high-tech, American-engineered V4-powered sports tourer sounds like a good idea. There is, however, no word on when the actual bike will be revealed. The EICMA at Milan, this year? We’ll just have to wait and watch…