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Motus Motorcycles break land speed record


Birmingham-based Motus Motorcycles shattered records in two categories at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats. What’s unique about these records is that both bikes are production motorcycles – meaning the only modifications between the showroom bikes is that the lights are taped up and the mirrors taken off

Motus MST-R at Bonneville Salt Flats

With these records - both set by Motus founders Lee Conn and Brian Case - Motus can now boast of holding the ‘fastest production motorcycles in America’ title. Both records were set with stock Motus MST-R motorcycles, built at the Motus factory in Alabama. 

Motus President Lee Conn recorded a speed of 154.76 mph (249 kmph) in the 1650cc production pushrod class, eclipsing the American Motorcyclist Association record of 125.57 mph (about 202 kmph) set by a Harley-Davidson in 2010. The next day, Conn broke his own record with a speed of 165.81 mph (266.84 kmph).

In the production gas category, Motus Design Director Brian Case clocked a speed of 163.98 mph (263.9 kmph) besting the previous record of 132.33 mph (212.9 kmph) , set in 2008, also by a Harley-Davidson. After setting the records, Motus owners rode the record-setting bikes back to Alabama from Utah.

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