Is the Motus for real, after years of watching the machine evolve and tease? Yes, we think it is. We spent three days at the Birmingham facility and saw engines, frames, swingarms, bodywork, and boxes of things like switchgear, brakes, and other miscellanies—which you definitely wouldn’t have purchased if you didn’t intend to build motorcycles. Fact is, the long development process undertaken by all of six guys and a host of subcontractors is not the work of a moment. Case and Conn both knew they had to get it right the first time and kept the development cycle open longer than it might otherwise have been. You can’t fault them for that. Especially considering what they’ve created: A genuinely new “all-American” motorcycle.