Considering that this motorcycle was nothing more than a blot of ink on a cocktail napkin in 2008, the fact that I was riding a prototype of one was amazing. It’s not like Motus principals, designer Brian Case and company president Lee Conn, just took an existing powerplant and stuffed it into a known chassis and called it their own. Instead, they partnered with Katech, Inc. and Pratt & Miller Engineering, two highly regarded American companies, to develop an original concept. Katech designed and built the 90-degree, liquid-cooled, longitudinal-crankshaft, 1645cc V-Four engine. And Pratt & Miller (winners of multiple 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 at Daytona and Sebring 12-hour events with Corvette race cars) used its extensive experience to, among other tasks, design the chassis.