An ambitious plan to import Alta electric bikes to the UK is on the rocks as American firm Alta is to stop production of its bikes due to financial pressures, despite booming bike sales.
MotoHead was involved with a hush-hush plan to work with the potential new UK Alta importers to
Electric bike pioneers Alta has unveiled its first high-spec enduro bike, the 2019 Redshift EXR. It's based on the top-of-the-range MXR and was recently raced in the Erzberg Rodeo, where it became the first electric bike to make it to the main event at the hands of Ty Tremaine.
Meet The EXR
Electric bike firm Alta says its new 2018 MXR is designed to compete with a modern 350 four-stroke as it has 50bhp, and the price has now dropped to £8400 thanks to more efficient production processes. That makes it around a grand more expensive than a 350 KTM.
The new bikes
Josh Hill races off against the GOAT Ricky Carmichael at the Geneva Supercross. RC on an RMZ450, Hill on an Alta e-bike. Check out how much faster the electric bike is out of the start!
Alta Motors' Redshift MX bike became the first non petrol-powered machine to take a win in a major international motocross event when Josh Hill won through to the semi-finals against factory 250Fs at the recent Red Bull Straight Rhythm in California. Check out the story of how they did it.
Less than a week after Kurt Nicoll gave an electric bike its first National-level race win in the vets class at a US EnduroCross, its makers Alta have announced they are to enter the bike in the Red Bull Straight Rhythm on October 22, ridden by former Supercross pro Josh