2013 Motus MST – 165hp, $30,975, Fall Production

03/16/2012 @ 11:07 am, by Jensen Beeler65 COMMENTS

Officially debuted last night to the masses of the Daytona Bike Week, the 2013 Motus MST broke cover in its production trim (the 2013 Motus MST-R is shown above), along with details about the bike’s final specs, pricing, and availability. As we reported earlier, the Motus MST will come without its originally planned gasoline direct injection (GDI), with the Motus team instead opting for direct port injection.

With the Motus MST priced at $30,975 and the Motus MST-R getting a price tag of $36,975, our earlier reports of a $30,000 price tag appear to be spot on as well. A “comfortable sportbike” as the American company is calling it, the Motus MST will initially be available at seven premium dealerships nationwide, though sadly none of them are west of the Rockies.

Expected to start production in the Fall of this year, Motus has also finalized the technical specification of the MST & MST-R. With the base model Motus MST getting 165hp out of its 1,650cc KMV4 motor, the Motus MST-R brings the grunt with 185hp on tap. Carrying with it a price tag that is $6,000 more expensive than the base model, the 2013 Motus MST-R also packs Öhlins R&T NIX forks, an Öhlins TTX rear shock, Brembo M4 monoblock brake calipers, and forged OZ aluminum wheels with wave rotors.

Looking at the list of dealers listed for the initial launch of the MST & MST-R, Motus owners will be serviced by some of the most top-notch dealers in the country, but with there is an obvious gap in coverage with no west coast dealers listed by Motus. With AF1 in Austin, TX the furthest west dealership for Motus, riders from California to Colorado are going to have a hard time picking up one of these exclusive American motorcycles.

2013 Motus MST Standard Equipment:

  • V4 Baby Block, 1650cc liquid cooled, 165 horsepower
  • 6-Speed, dual-overdrive
  • Electronic fuel injection
  • Electronic throttle control
  • 720w alternator
  • Öhlins R&T adjustable front suspension
  • Progressive mono-shock rear suspension with remote preload adjuster
  • Brembo calipers
  • Aluminum wheels with wave rotors
  • Powerlet port
  • Michelin tires
  • Removable side cases by Givi
  • Premium Sargent seat
  • 20,000 mile XW-ring chain by RK
  • Hybrid rear sprocket with lifetime warranty
  • Centerstand

2013 Motus MST Optional Equipment:

  • 30 liter top case by Givi
  • Adjustable windscreen
  • Adjustable handlebars
  • Dual rear Powerlet port
  • Heated seat
  • Heated grips
  • Premium low seat by Sargent
  • Rear storage rack
  • Touring windscreen

2013 Motus MST Color Options:

  • Speed Silver Metallic
  • Flame Red Metallic

2013 Motus MST-R Standard Equipment:

  • V4R Baby Block, 1650cc liquid cooled, 185 horsepower
  • 6-Speed, dual-overdrive
  • Electronic fuel injection
  • Electronic throttle control
  • 720w alternator
  • Öhlins R&T NIX adjustable front suspension
  • Öhlins TTX mono-shock rear suspension with remote preload adjuster
  • Brembo M4 monoblock calipers
  • Forged OZ aluminum wheels with wave rotors
  • 3 Powerlet ports
  • Michelin tires
  • Removable side cases by Givi
  • Premium Sargent seat
  • 20,000 mile XW-ring chain by RK
  • Hybrid rear sprocket with lifetime warranty
  • Centerstand

2013 Motus MST-R Optional Equipment:

  • 30 liter top case by Givi
  • Adjustable windscreen
  • Adjustable handlebars
  • BST carbon fiber wheels
  • Heated seat
  • Heated grips
  • Premium low seat by Sargent
  • Rear storage rack
  • Touring windscreen

2013 Motus MST-R Color Options

  • Strong White
  • Carbon Black

Source: Motus Motorcycles