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Any of you guys in the US even seen a Motus in the wild?

I’ve followed their progress at a (transatlantic!) distance for years’, right from when they posted videos of the pre-pre-production bikes on YouTube. Every now and again they get a mention in the U.K. bike press too.

I just came across the following Revzilla article on Twitter, and it reignited my interest - not that I’d ever be able to afford one....and that’s even if they were available here! >:)

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/motus-operandi-part-one-the-path-to-moto-temptation

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To answer your question, there were at least two here in the Columbus, GA area; possibly a third Motus.
 

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Jeeezz!!!! Way to shut a brother down! I did not know that. What a **** shame.....from that story on Revzilla, sounded like a great enterprise, and a great bike.

Shame.

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Sorry 'bout that, mate!:frown2: I literally read the latest article and then saw your post 2 minutes afterward. There was a time I had talked myself into a Buell. Those I could afford and somehow didn't quite get to own one before they went under. At least I got to demo their whole line & meet Mr. Buell before it happened.
 

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Sorry 'bout that, mate!:frown2: I literally read the latest article and then saw your post 2 minutes afterward. There was a time I had talked myself into a Buell. Those I could afford and somehow didn't quite get to own one before they went under. At least I got to demo their whole line & meet Mr. Buell before it happened.
Yeah, weird coincidence I saw that story then, as I don’t think Revzilla had yet reported Motus’ closure at that time.

I’ve always liked Buells - esp. the older tube-framed Buells (Cyclones etc). Never ridden one tho. I actually had a chance to pick up a nice Cyclone a few years ago, but didn’t have the cash at the time. Theres a pretty hardcore group of Buell aficionados over here tho.
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Yeah, weird coincidence I saw that story then, as I don’t think Revzilla had yet reported Motus’ closure at that time.

I’ve always liked Buells - esp. the older tube-framed Buells (Cyclones etc). Never ridden one tho. I actually had a chance to pick up a nice Cyclone a few years ago, but didn’t have the cash at the time. Theres a pretty hardcore group of Buell aficionados over here tho.
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Here's my penpal BJ Carr's Buell. She worked at a HD shop, so I imagine that Sportster engine had a few hidden goodies going on. =)
 

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Here's my penpal BJ Carr's Buell. She worked at a HD shop, so I imagine that Sportster engine had a few hidden goodies going on. =)
That’s what I’m talking about - there’s really something about those early tubers.
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@eddie - saw this today, and thought of you.....
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Something that's been bugging me: does Buell rhyme with "fuel" or "dwell" or neither?
Fuel.
=)

I REALLY wanted a Buell City X XB9 when I test rode one.
The drawback was simple:
It cost 1/2 as much to buy as my then-new GL1800 Honda and
twice as much to insure. Literally. Pass.
 

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Something that's been bugging me: does Buell rhyme with "fuel" or "dwell" or neither?
It does rhyme with Neither.

Like so-

There was once an old man with a buell,
Who said I'll challenge you to a Duell

Then he took his coin jar
And gave the $ to her --------- (he he he lets see what choppercharles says to that one)

and said told ya buell rhymes with Neither.
 

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Something that's been bugging me: does Buell rhyme with "fuel" or "dwell" or neither?
It does rhyme with Neither.

Like so-

There was once an old man with a buell,
Who said I'll challenge you to a Duell

Then he took his coin jar
And gave the $ to her --------- (he he he lets see what choppercharles says to that one)

and said told ya buell rhymes with Neither.
I've never been a fan of poetry until I joined this forum! 🤓
 
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