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Re: The Alta Motors Redshift
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 09:57:04 am »
I might be in a minority with you guys but

I
WANT
ONE

Listen to the sound at this point in the video:
https://youtu.be/bZDK30TX8I8?t=75

It sounds like a giant battery powered RC car.  Awesome

And like most things with WP suspension (cough KTM cough) it's super expensive.  $14995 so it will need to come down in price A LOT.  but it is really cool to see this technology progressing to the point where we'd even consider it viable.
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Re: The Alta Motors Redshift
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 12:25:43 pm »
I think if they got them under $5,000 that they would sell well.

These would be great for noise sensitive areas, back yards, mountain bike trails, ski hills, etc.
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Re: The Alta Motors Redshift
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 12:33:40 pm »
I like it!
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Re: The Alta Motors Redshift
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 01:27:39 pm »
Yuck. I will never own or ride an electric bike. If new gas models dissapear, i will ride older or vintage gas models until i'm too old to ride
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Re: The Alta Motors Redshift
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 02:54:10 pm »
Yuck. I will never own or ride an electric bike. If new gas models dissapear, i will ride older or vintage gas models until i'm too old to ride

They won't, at least not any time soon.  The battery has one big issue: range.  Gas is easy and the infrastructure is universal. Not so much for charging.
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Re: The Alta Motors Redshift
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 07:31:26 pm »
I think if they got them under $5,000 that they would sell well.

These would be great for noise sensitive areas, back yards, mountain bike trails, ski hills, etc.
I would be curious what they can do with it pricewise. And the economics of bike like that are a lot different as well.

There are no engine rebuilds, no piston  replacements, no clutches, no clutch basket,  no gas tank,  no carburetor, no Efi, no cams, no cam chain etc.

It is a much simpler machine with far fewer wear parts.   I would bet that the long-term cost of ownership would be lower.   Which would justify a slightly higher upfront cost, but not that high.
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Re: The Alta Motors Redshift
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2017, 09:49:16 pm »
Perfect for the moto-goons who never get out of sight of their Bro-Dozers.
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Re: The Alta Motors Redshift
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 11:49:58 pm »
It would be cool to rip these around where you'd typically not be able to, like in suburbia.  You can build a small track and ride. Something similar to a skate park. Although not a replacement for a current dirtbike, I fully support this with a big he'll yeah!
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Re: The Alta Motors Redshift
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2017, 10:44:19 pm »
It would be cool to rip these around where you'd typically not be able to, like in suburbia.  You can build a small track and ride. Something similar to a skate park. Although not a replacement for a current dirtbike, I fully support this with a big he'll yeah!

 I would love to have these ripping around Hogback  on member ride days. All of our sound concerns would disappear.

Adam would be out of a job but he does it for free anyway.
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Re: The Alta Motors Redshift
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2017, 10:49:56 pm »
Luckily you'll still have the white trash with the loud generators!
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Re: The Alta Motors Redshift
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2017, 11:58:01 am »
Saturday, I took a short demo ride on the Alta Redshift MX bike:

- If you can't get the holeshot on this against a 450 or 500 2-stroke, than something is wrong with you.
- Weight is on par with a new 450 MX bike
- Handling is on par with a 125 2-Stroke thanks to no crank inertia

It is FAST!!!!
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Re: The Alta Motors Redshift
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2017, 04:41:01 pm »
I'm jealous! I can't wait to see this bike in around 10 years. I will probably buy one. Can you imagine the holeshot on a dead engine start! Lol. I can't wait to ride it
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Re: The Alta Motors Redshift
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2017, 09:54:21 pm »
They just need to work on battery life.  It is currently at 90 minutes or less doing moto duty and 90 to 150 minutes trail riding.
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Re: The Alta Motors Redshift
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2017, 08:59:19 am »
They just need to work on battery life.  It is currently at 90 minutes or less doing moto duty and 90 to 150 minutes trail riding.

And what was the price tag?  Yes to lazy to google!