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Old 10-18-2018, 08:43 AM   #1
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Alta electric gone?

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Old 10-18-2018, 08:57 AM   #2
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Well that is a shame, they seem to be leading the way in this space. Feel bad for all they employees too. Hope they find the right deal to keep the alive.


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Old 10-18-2018, 09:11 AM   #3
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That freaking sucks! I hoped to buy one eventually. Hopefully they find funding. Wouldn't be surprised if one of the big Japanese manufacturers picked them up.

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Old 10-18-2018, 11:13 AM   #4
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I'm starting to take this personally! My wish list included having a Motus MST-R and an Alta Redshift EX-R in the garage. Like both companies, I lacked the funds to make the dream work.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:26 AM   #5
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I'm starting to take this personally! My wish list included having a Motus MST-R and an Alta Redshift EX-R in the garage. Like both companies, I lacked the funds to make the dream work.
Motus was another very tragic loss. They had plans to continue to produce the v4 crate engine last I heard

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Old 10-18-2018, 01:47 PM   #6
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This is a real bummer. They were the company that I saw really pushing the technology forward and making progress on the range/performance/price balance that is going to be required for electric motorcycles to become a viable option. Hopefully somebody will see the potential and make the investment necessary to continue that progress.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:21 PM   #7
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Non A&R link.

https://electrek.co/2018/10/18/alta-...ng-operations/
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:17 PM   #8
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Some interesting points. Not clear that the company is dead, just stopped production. That could be the standstill they need to right the ship. Wouldn't be surprised if HD was waiting to pick up the pieces on the cheap if they do shutter as it might be cheaper to buy tech and resources than buy into the current debt load. Personally, I'd love to see KTM pick them up, leverage their network and distribution and supplement / supplant the Freeride E-XC.
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:23 PM   #9
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:57 PM   #10
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Hope they find the funding or partner to continue. I got to ride the redshift mx bike this year and really enjoyed it and feel it has real potential.
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:37 AM   #11
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Re: Alta electric gone?

Dang it. Love their bikes. Rode one a couple of times at the TJs ride day.
I was wondering why TJs didnt have any in stock.

Want one as soon as they get to the 8 K range.
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Old 10-19-2018, 01:11 PM   #12
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I was at Cycle Shack North yesterday and they have 2 or 3 of them sitting there.
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Old 10-19-2018, 01:16 PM   #13
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If I felt like being in debt I'd be all over a mxr

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Old 10-19-2018, 03:12 PM   #14
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I was at Cycle Shack North yesterday and they have 2 or 3 of them sitting there.
They'd have to offer a DEEP discount to get me to buy one in light of the fact that the company is in such uncertain condition right now...
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:25 PM   #15
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I think that some dealers are stuck in limbo for a bit and may not be permitted to sell the inventory at any price until it gets cleared up. It depends on whether the inventory is owned outright by the dealer, floorplanned with a 3rd party, or floorplanned with Alta.
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:50 AM   #16
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Talks are continuing so all is not lost just yet....
hopefully they will make a deal soon.
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:39 AM   #17
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I saw several in SLM last time I was in there. I sure hope they don't get sacked on it. If I had some smaller property closer to others that I could ride out that garage I would certainly have one. Not sure I want to drive two hours each way to run out of juice in the woods!
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:24 AM   #18
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If I had some smaller property closer to others that I could ride out that garage I would certainly have one.
For me this is where the electric bikes really shine. I don't think we've got solutions for all day riding in the mountains yet, but for those that have the property to go out and blast around for a bit out their back door, electric would be amazing to have.
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That's what made me want one. Charge will last about as long as I will. Go ride in the morning, then charge, eat lunch, nap etc, then go ride again. Plus the low maintenace is a plus for me.

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For me this is where the electric bikes really shine. I don't think we've got solutions for all day riding in the mountains yet, but for those that have the property to go out and blast around for a bit out their back door, electric would be amazing to have.
Agree! I have converted almost all my yard equipment to electric and absolutely love the convenience and simplicity. While others are filling up things with gasoline, checking their oil, tuning (or more likely detuning) their carburetors, and trying to start their weed eater, leaf blower, edger, chain saw, etc, I just slap in a battery and I am off. When I'm done, I put the battery in the charger and forget it. Electrics are virtually maintenance free, very few moving parts. An electric motor and a battery. No valves, no oil changes, no fuel mixture, no exhaust, no air emission equipment, yada, yada yada.

I suspect it's much like the wine cork though, the screw cap is a much better way to seal wine. But there's no romance in a screw cap!
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