This is my impression of the 2017 Alta Redshift MX that I have had as a demo over the past couple of days (4/4-4/6). I got the bike from Moto One in Nampa and Boise, ID. They are a great Alta/KTM dealer and I highly recommend them for parts and accessories. I haven’t had any work done on my bike there so I don’t know, good or bad on the shop, but they are great folks so it is probably good. (https://motoonektm.com/). It might also help to say I have been interested in, and driving, electric vehicles for years. I converted my first car to electric in 1995 and currently drive a 300zx which I converted to electric as my daily driver. I am a fan of electric so this may not be a completely objective review. I am also closer to 60 than I am to 50 so if you are young, maxed out and like big air, that is not me so this may not tell you much. I am a trail rider who normally rides a DRZ 400, so if I can get an electric motorcycle that will do 40-60 miles of forest service roads and single track in the Idaho mountains, I am great. It would fulfil 90% of my riding with fewer maintenance items and help fulfill my environment goals. I am also data driven so I tried to collect objective info to make a decision on which I will share. The post may be a little long, sorry. Wednesday April 4, 2018 Picked up the bike around 1:00 and headed south to ride in the Owyhee Mountains at Reynolds Creek (See ride 1 GPX track, route picture and altitude graph). I went out with some friends and my son. There was a KTM 530, KTM 350, DRZ 400 and the Alta. The Alta had no problem keeping up. It is fast. I thought it was an amazing ride, going up hills was so easy not having to worry about slipping the clutch or what gear you were in. It was awesome to ride ( I think I already said that once). I thought the suspension was great although my neighbor with the KTM 350 didn’t like the suspension. In Alta’s defense it was a demo bike with 1000 miles on it so there was no customizing and it had probably been ridden pretty hard as a MX bike. Over the day we rode 22 miles over a couple of hours and used about 2/3 of the pack by the gauge. In general, I only rode in mode 1 which I thought was more than enough (refer back to closer to 60 than I am to 50), but we all tried in in mode 4 just to say we did. If I do buy a bike I can see me using mode 1-3 but not 4 as I don’t need it for the riding I do. When I got home I charged the bike up to full (I think it was full when I got it). The charger drew around 1330 watts from a 120 outlet, provided 3.79 KW to the charger (measured by a kilowatt meter) over about 3 & 1/2 hours or about 165 W per mile. I am not too sure of the relevance of the KW provided since the charger does have some inefficiencies (probably 3-5%) and the bike does run the cooling system while charging. These are probably minimal, but the power provided to the battery is something less that total power used by the charger. I was a little surprised how high that was but we were in sand and gravel and climbing and descending so that takes more. As a comparison my car is about 350-400 W per mile, but that is on pavement. I will continue the report on the next post, I am limited to 4 files in one post.