Alta Motors, the Silicon Valley-based high-performance electrical motorbike firm, has launched its newest-generation motocross mannequin, the 2018 Redshift MXR. The brand new flagship bike options powertrain and battery enhancements, upgraded suspension, and decreased weight.
In accordance with Alta, the MXR produces 50 hp and 147 pound-feet of torque on the countershaft, in comparison with the 2017 Redshift MX’s 40 hp and 120 pound-feet. A key element to producing extra energy with the MXR is the brand new 5.Eight-kWh R-Pack, which has new cell chemistry designed to supply improved efficiency at decrease working temperatures.
Suspension-wise, the MXR is spec’d with a WP AER 48 fork, whereas the ’17 Redshift MX used a WP 4CS unit. Within the chassis division, Alta claims to have dropped Eight kilos over the ’17 Redshift MX, which brings the MXR in at a claimed 259 kilos. Different chassis adjustments embody redesigned footpegs and Dunlop Geomax MX3S tires. The MXR retails for $11,995 with two charger choices—the brand new Fast Charger for $799, or the Commonplace for $499.
“We’ve up to date and enhanced properly over 20 % of the components on the Redshift, demonstrating Alta’s dedication to main the event of electrical bikes and producing the perfect motorbike on this planet,” mentioned Derek Dorresteyn, Alta’s chief technical officer. “The 2018 MXR’s elevated efficiency, higher management, and decrease mass all add as much as extra enjoyable on the observe or path. When coupled with Alta’s revolutionary adjustable throttle mapping techniques, the MXR delivers an unmatched functionality to our riders.”
We’ll be doing a primary journey on the brand new MXR within the coming weeks, so keep tuned for extra about Alta’s new flagship motocrosser’s efficiency on the observe.