Saturday, October 4, 2014

Motus Factory Block Party To Celebrate Land Speed Records

Motus Sets Two Land Speed Records, Rides Home
Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah- Motus Factory Racing set the two fastest land speed records of any American production motorcycle at the AMA-sanctioned 2014 Bonneville Speed Trials. Competing in P-PP and P-PG classes, the new records also establish the stock Motus MSTR as the fastest production pushrod motorcycle in the world. 

The Motus MSTR motorcycles were raced in stock, unmodified condition with just the mirrors, turn signals and license plates removed. With top speeds of 168.69 mph and records of 163.98 mph and 165.81 mph respectively, company founders Brian Case and Lee Conn set the records before re-attaching the mirrors and license plates and riding 1900 miles back to the Motus factory in 30 hours.

Congrats Motus Race Team!

Salt Flats, Utah - Now in its 100th year as a proving grounds for the world's fastest vehicles, the Bonneville Salt Flats' high friction surface and 4200 ft. altitude reduced potential top speeds by 20-30 mph from speeds on pavement at sea level. The records average two consecutive runs ("down" and "return") that must take place the same day.

Factory Block Party
Vintage motors at Barber in 2013/Jim Dohms.
After the Barber Vintage Festival on Saturday, 10/11, make your way down to Motus HQ from 6-10pm at 500 28th Street South, 35233

Motus Sportbikes 

Motus manufactures comfortable sportbikes designed to excel in performance, comfort and range. All Motus motorcycles – the MST and premium MSTR – are powered by mighty V4 Baby Block® engines, combining high performance with low maintenance and a unique character that expresses the evolving heritage of the American motoring experience. Founded in 2008, Motus Motorcycles is a trademark of Birmingham Motorcycle Company, LLC. 

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