The Alta Thread

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

  1. meatsack

    meatsack Moto-idiot

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    Turns out "The Crapshoot" was built by a couple of Alta employees and wheeled out the back door of the factory. Cool!
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  2. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Alta is going to win this.
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  3. .fisher

    .fisher pissin' in the wind

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    I witnessed a number of Alta electrics competing in the One Moto Show's "One Pro" flat track this past weekend. They were holding their own very well — depending on the rider — against the other fully built 'trackers. Absolutely fantastic to see them out, in competitive racing. Such a great way to improve the product and get the word out.
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  4. RTF

    RTF Been here awhile

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    Has anyone see any good reviews of the MXR yet from any bike magazines?
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  5. Moto4ever

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  6. RCmoto

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  7. mandatedmotorvation

    mandatedmotorvation Shunpiker

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    ^^^

    That's weird, confusing, and somewhat perplexing. Thanks for sharing.

    To the Harley powers that be...

    Please learn from your EB mistakes; don't ruin another innovating American company and trash it into the dumps. Alta doesn't deserve it, either.
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  8. ButchtheBARFdude

    ButchtheBARFdude poseur

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  9. dansedlak

    dansedlak n00b

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    I got to ride the MXR at ALTA’s media day last week and I was really impressed with the bike. Great handling chassis and a powerful engine. For me definitely the bike if the future.

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  10. voltsxamps

    voltsxamps Advolturer

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    ^ great video

    Another great review, comparing the MX with the MXR:
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  11. RTF

    RTF Been here awhile

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    I want a SM R in a bad way, it's unfortunate Alta says nothing is in the works. The current SM can run the EX wheels and tires so could still play in the dirt too.
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  12. Neil E.

    Neil E. Been here awhile

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    Can one of you guys buy an Alta MXR so we can find out it's real world usefulness for trail riding? Successfully pounding around a motocross track for an hour doesn't indicate much range for trail riding. I'd be keen on their enduro model only if they added the improvements from the newest MXR model. 50 mile range would be good enough for me; I could use a generator to charge it at lunch time and then be set for the afternoon.
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  13. Too Tall

    Too Tall Been here awhile

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    Exactly my question/thought as well.
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  14. Trialsman

    Trialsman Been here awhile

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    We were at Highland Park GA last week and I made the mistake of riding the Alta MX. I swapped between my highly modified Freeride 250R and the Alta in open stuff up to nice single track. Very impressive power with delivery that was instantaneous. Handling was great and the suspension plush. Traction was awesome and you could HEAR the knobbies breaking loose and gripping. So why did I start by saying it was a mistake? Because I brought one home with me! What a great bike, my only concern is that it will have enough range for day single track rides. Time will tell but this is the future of woods bikes.
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  15. dentvet

    dentvet Long timer

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    Do they have a rental bike or was it a demo bike? Does it have a normal VIN and MSO?
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  16. Trialsman

    Trialsman Been here awhile

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    Highland Park has no Alta Rentals but they let you take one out, unrestricted, on the trails for an hour or so. I got a MSO but I was out of state. GA residents would get a title.
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  17. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    I demoed one at Highland Park too months ago. You owe it to yourself to try one. I had a blast, felt like a kid again. I was thinking I could keep my 350 EXC-F get the Alta, take them both to HP ride the Alta until it’s out of juice then switch to the KTM while the Alta charges.

    Re the price, think no oil changes, no valve checks, no air filter to clean etc. Just Tires chains and electricity.

    Wonder what the major service is at 1000 hours?

    The one I rode had 4 maps should be enough for everyone.

    Fix for the quietness

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  18. Trialsman

    Trialsman Been here awhile

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    I have been down in the shop going over the new bike as I always do. The usual suspects, grease steering head, wheel bearings, Loctite bolts, upgrade and change a few things. This Alta is the best build quality I have had on any brand of bike. Every bolt is Loctited, all bearings packed with fresh grease, components are what I would normally change to. They not only did their homework designing this bike but carefully crafted it as well. I can't wait to start riding it in the woods.
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  19. Neil E.

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    Excellent, let us know how the range works out.
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  20. Trialsman

    Trialsman Been here awhile

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    I will. Right now I am putting the finishing touches on a TIGed aluminum skid plate. Maybe next weekend I will get out.
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