Motus Achieves CARB CertificationAfter its double AMA Grand National Motorcycle Land Speed Record performance at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed...
After its double AMA Grand National Motorcycle Land Speed Record performance at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials in August, 2014 Motus Motorcycles (http://motusmotorcycles.com/index.php ) has announced another important milestone.
The California Environmental Agency's Air Resources Board (CARB) has issued an Executive Order certifying all 2015 Motus MST and MSTR motorcycles are compliant with California emissions standards. The order means that Motus Motorcycles are now street legal in all 50 states.
Motus manufactures the MST and MSTR, high-performance, V4 premium sport-touring motorcycles in Birmingham, AL.
The liquid-cooled V4 MV4-R Baby Block motor displaces 1,650cc (100 c.i., 3.465 in. bore x 2.699 in. stroke), with an 11.5:1 compression ratio, fed by closed-loop electronic multiport fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle control. Instead of the now-common double overhead cam valve train, the Motus powerplants use automotive-style pushrod maintenance-free hydraulic lifter valve activation.
In response to the news, Jim Ray, Motus V4 Program Manager said, "Thanks to the Air Resources Board for certifying the 2015 Motus MST and MSTR as compliant with California's strict emissions standards. 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."
Back in August 2014 at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, Motus set the two fastest land speed records for any American production motorcycle. With top speeds of 163.982 (1650 P-PG class) and 165.813 (1650 P-PP class) respectively, company founders Brian Case and Lee Conn who also did the riding established Motus as the fastest production pushrod motorcycles in the world.
For more on the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, see: http://bonnevillespeedtrials.com/