Alta Motors has just introduced a new model. Meet the Redshift EX: a street legal electric motorcycle that's ready to tear it up off-road at a moment's notice.

The Redshift variant is a common sense addition to a lineup that includes a race-ready motocross machine, the MX, and a supermoto for conquering urban terrain, the SM.

Alta EX in action
At first glance, you might think that this new EX is just an MX with lights, horn, and other things needed to be street legal (or, alternatively, an SM with MX wheels), but the folks at Alta have put a little more thought and effort into it than that. The California company tells InsideEVs that, not only is the suspension set up a bit softer than the MX, but also,

"The performance maps and firmware have also been set up a little differently to tailor to all the different terrains the EX is meant to handle."

Like, its stablemates, the Alta-designed liquid-cooled motor spins out 40 horsepower and 120 pound-feet of twist. It also comes complete with high quality components like WP suspension and Brembo brakes. At $15,495, the price reflects that quality. Range is given as 60 miles.

To help you forget about the cost and convey the joy of riding a machine like this on mountain trails, Alta has put together a sweet video that's well worth your time. If that's not inspiring enough to make you look for more information on the bikes (or your cheque book), the outfit just happens to have published another video of a separate adventure they had on the Redshift EX, which you can watch for yourself below. Enjoy!