The Alta Thread

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

  1. msjesscat

    msjesscat Adventurer

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    Nice, an Alta thread! I remember when the Alta MX-R came to New Zealand in April and made its debut as the first electric MX bike to be raced in the country. I did the write up for it and have been a fan of them since then. Super cool!
  2. duggram

    duggram Sunrise Bahia de LA Supporter

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    Except Alta is no more.
  3. msjesscat

    msjesscat Adventurer

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    I know... :(
  4. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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    Took my Alta up in the mountains yesterday for a mellow half day ride. Battery lasted 26 miles, I probably could have gotten another 3-4 miles out of it. I usually get 40 mixed riding on flatter terrain in warmer weather.

    The bike did great, I love this thing. - Eddie

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  5. RedWolf

    RedWolf Corporate Zombie

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    For a moment I was surprised to see activity in this thread, but makes sense now.
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  6. ButchtheBARFdude

    ButchtheBARFdude poseur

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    yeah, it’s been a year and a couple weeks since they shut their doors. We have a pretty good EV community here.
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  7. MX Engineer

    MX Engineer Alta Redshift MXR is the best dirt bike ever!

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    And we still have about 1000 Alta bikes in circulation. Those are not going away any time soon. They are being used and the owners love them.
  8. motodojo

    motodojo Rock Ninja

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  9. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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    Consider me the Johnny Appleseed of e-dirt bikes. My street nickname is Eddie Altaseed. Converting them one test ride at a time I am.

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  10. ButchtheBARFdude

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    Mid seventies red Dodge in the background? Inquiring minds want to know.
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  11. RedWolf

    RedWolf Corporate Zombie

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    I was playing Alta ambassador at starvation ridge, with a few new friends. While we didn't get a picture of all 6 together, I was whiteness to 6 Alta's together in the wild. 20191027_104510(0)_2.jpg
  12. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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    Good eye, Feather Duster, ‘74 if memory serves, daily driver for one of the youngsters in my riding club. One day we had the Duster and a sweet Charger R/T up there, impromptu Mopar day at the property, Lol.

    Some pics if you’re interested:
    https://edb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/MMXC/i-gPNXZPL/A
  13. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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    Good job Eric! I’m sure you guys blew some minds there.
  14. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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    Trying to connect trails on my 2018 Alta MXR via an old trail section. Classic dangling foot dab into the air around the 10 second mark. "Where's the gound?! I'm going down!" Lol.

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  15. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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    Keeping the Alta flame lit, New Years Day Ride, wet and muddy, good times. Love this bike.

  16. RedWolf

    RedWolf Corporate Zombie

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    Pretty much single handedly keeping the flame of this thread alive.

    I'll have to see what I can do to back you up here...
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  17. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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    I know I can count on you R Dawg. Lets see them pics and vids.
  18. ButchtheBARFdude

    ButchtheBARFdude poseur

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    I rode mine today. Sweet dirt. And yesterday. Sweet dirt.
    Tomorrow chores.
    I will ride Sunday.
    On any Sunday, eh?
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  19. Pintro

    Pintro Been here awhile

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    Hi.
    I own multiple gas bikes, and ready to get my first electric vehicle .
    Want something quiet for my daily 3 mile commute , and some short weekend fun in the woods.
    I loved the Alta the first minute they came out, and was very bummed when they went out of business.
    There is one for sale a few hundred miles away from me in Seattle.
    Is this still the best dirt oriented dual sport to get, or should i wait for something else ?
    I know nothing about EV . What happens when time comes and i need a new battery, or some other parts?
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  20. ButchtheBARFdude

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    It is a real kick ass dirtbike.
    Nothing like it.
    I just created a two mile loop around my neighborhood, only a couple hundred yards of pavement. Only one hater yelled at me. I will modify the track behind a tree so he can’t see me.

    my TM 250 2 Stroke is not so stealth. And it is a pain to ride by comparism. So there.
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