Motocross / Off-Road Bikes

Discussion in 'Electric Motorcycles' started by Moto Jimmy, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. dentvet

    dentvet Long timer

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  2. Moto Jimmy

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    Well it looks like Yamaha is getting a little closer with these two models. Time will tell if an MX model is in the works.

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  3. EvrythingAwesom

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    Would someone with one of these please advise if the motors on these new brands/models are brushless, and non-heating? That's key, for me.

    Why? Many years ago, there was a very popular brand, which was also used in my super-comfy-to-ride 5000-watt, street escooter, with shocks that had 9" travel or so. It was not brushless and it heated up (inefficient) at low speeds (not at its peak efficiency) and required chain-oiling before and after every trip.
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  4. eddiefaulkner

    eddiefaulkner Been here awhile

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    KTM World in Georgia sells Alta bikes. Send the owner Paul Wright an email at paul@ktmworld.com and he will be glad to answer any questions you will need answered. Also let him know about this thread and he might join in with some informed answers.[/QUOTE]
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  5. Trialsman

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    I just bought one there last week, Glenn is also very helpful.
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  6. EvrythingAwesom

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    Rear brakes seem too small in diameter, imo.
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  7. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Brakes, who needs them; they only slow you down.
    Ideally it would have electric regen when electric power is not propelling the bike to move forward, that should act as rear brake HP.
    Besides, it looks like a trials bike, they never have large brake rotors anyway.
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  8. Moto Jimmy

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    Off-road and street legal now...

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    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Just needs some panniers stuffed with battery's
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  10. Moto Jimmy

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    I think you're on to something... Who will be the first person to do the TAT on it?
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  11. Moto Jimmy

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    Still bummed about Alta. Hoping someone will come through as a partner or will buy them out.

    On the bright side, KTM & Husqvarna will have an electric 50cc sized mx bike sometime next year.

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  12. Moto Jimmy

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  13. Moto Jimmy

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  14. Neil E.

    Neil E. Been here awhile

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    Let's hope Honda gets it right. It should be a good choice now that ALTA is gone.
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  15. Moto Jimmy

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    Yeah, provided this goes into production, you won't have to worry about Honda going under. Even if this model isn't successful long term, parts will remain available. I feel for Alta owners as their bikes age and parts become scarce (if they aren't already).
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  16. Moto Jimmy

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    Yamaha? Maybe...

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    Vital MX: We know that the KTM Group has been working on e-mobility for a while, and last year we saw an electric Honda motocross bike being tested in Japan. Now, Yamaha Motor Europe is working with a handful of technology and engineering firms to develop an electric motocross bike of their own.

    We reached out to our guys at Yamaha USA and all they could say is this, "This is an external project by Dohms Projecten BV and Spike Technologies BV in the Netherlands. Please check the website below for any updates, comments or contact info."

    We also reached out to Spike Technologies and EMX Powertrain to get more info and they said, "Thanks for your interest! We will be able to announce more details on the specifications etc. soon (probably in two months). So we’d be happy to share a detailed story by then, including footage."

    So, we don't want to say that this is for sure going to happen, or that it will happen any time soon. But it is cool to see another OEM (even on a small scale) get working on a legit, high-performance electric motocross machine. The more "real motorcycle" people involved in electric bikes the better since, no offense, software engineers don't make the best motorcycle designers.

    https://www.vitalmx.com/features/Electric-Yamaha-Dirt-Bike-Under-Development,7066
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