Motus Motorcycles has achieved yet another milestone – the Alabama-based manufacturer of these V4 motorcycles received certification by the California Environmental Agency’s Air Resources Board (CARB).Now all 2015 Motus MST and MSTR Motorcycles are compliant with California emissions standards, making the machines legal in all 50 states.
“Thanks to the Air Resources Board for certifying the 2015 Motus MST and MSTR as compliant with California’s strict emissions standards,” says Jim Ray, Motus V4 Program Manager. “Motus’ line of comfortable American sportbikes are perfect for California’s roads and we look forward to rolling out the MSTs in the Golden State.”Motus, which set two Bonneville Land Speed Records for American Production motorcycles, features American-made sportbikes powered by the “first gasoline direct injected engine,” the KMV4 – a liquid cooled, 1650cc V4.Each MST sportbikes focus “squarely on performance, comfort and range.” The MST series was developed at the facilities of Motus’s partner, Pratt & Miller Engineering in New Hudson, Mich., where the series was first privately unveiled.During this week’s CARB announcement, Motus announced its 2015 demo ride schedule:
May 8-9: Battley Cycles (Gaithersburg, MD) – May 8 and 9
May 15-16: Martin Motorsports (Boyerton, PA) – May 15 and 16
May 29-30: Adventure Motorsports of NW Florida (Pensacola, FL)- May 29,30
June 5-6: RPM Cycle (Dallas, TX)- June 5 and 6
June 12-13: Cruisin’ 66 (Springfield, MO)- June 12 and 13
June 19-20: Riders Hill (Dahlonega, GA)- June 19 and 20
June 26-27: Rocket Moto (Nashua, NH)- June 26 and 27
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!