Alta Gives Sample Of Redshift MX Electric Motorcycle Performances – Video

APR 12 2016 BY MARK KANE 2

Alta Motors recently presented a demonstration of the Redshift MX electric motocross motorcycle, equipped with a 5.8 kWh lithium battery.

Alta Redshift MX

Alta Redshift MX

Dusted II: Hill Takes Hollister
Josh Hill takes the lead from our Lead Enthusiast at Hollister Hills. He then keeps that lead and puts it on his mantle where it will stay forever. Sorry Chad.”

Professional Josh Hill said (see video below) that the Redshift MX is easy and fun to ride, quiet, relaxing without vibrations and is notably pretty fast.


  • Power (HP) 25/40 *
  • Battery Capacity (KWH) 5.8
  • Est. Range 2 HRS **
  • Top Speed 80 MPH ***
  • Race Weight (lbs) 255 ††
  • Front Suspension 12″ Fully Adjustable
  • Rear Suspension 12″ Fully Adjustable
  • Front Wheel 21″ spoked
  • Rear Wheel 19″ spoked
  • Wheelbase 57.3
  • Seat Height (in) 37

* Continuous/Peak (10s); ** Based on recreational trail or mixed road use; *** Redline based on standard gearing; † With lighting and switchgear; †† With lighting and switchgear removed”

As of today, the company website indicates a single dealer, at its HQ (790 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107). Retail pricing starts at $14,995.

Josh Hill talks about going fast on the Redshift MX
Motocross master Josh Hill heads out to Hollister Hills with the Alta R&D crew for a day of riding on the Redshift MX. We think he likes it.”

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I’m still waiting for the comparison to a modern Japanese or Austrian world-class motorcycle.

Alta already holds two podium-place finishes in the SupermotoUSA series, first place in its intended 250 class and second place in the unlimited 450 class. Both finishes came from last place on the grid.