As expected for a hand-built, limited-production American motorcycle, pricing is steep. The base MST, with a 165-bhp engine, will start at $30,975. The MST-R, with a 185-bhp engine, Öhlins TTX shock, forged O.Z. wheels and other detail upgrades, will start at $36,975. These prices are significantly higher than the Japanese and European competition, most of which also offer traction control, ABS and other sophisticated electronics the MST lacks. Motus has to hope the cachet of American manufacturing, along with the uniquely charismatic V4, will make up that difference.