The Alta Redshift ST will be a road-legal version of the company's electric dirt racing motorcycles.
Say hello to the all-new Alta Redshift ST. What’s it? It’s an electric dirt racing motorcycle that is road legal. And while it may not be coming to our shores, ever, you can’t deny that it’s an interesting looking thing.
For the uninitiated, Alta Motors is an electric motorcycle startup that’s based in the US. The firm was formerly known as BRD Motorcycles, and is backed by investments from Tesla Motors’ co-founders. The company started production in August 2015 with the launch of two electric motorcycles – Redshift MX (motocross) and Redshift SM (supermoto). But while these two are only meant for flat track racing, the Redshift ST (street tracker) will be the one for the road.
While the Redshift ST has a bare bones motocross bike appearance, it gets a few modifications over its racing counterparts. For example, it has a new lowered sub-frame and seat along with flat-track wheels. Alta hasn't revealed the specifications of the ST as yet, however, it’s expected that it will be propelled by the same 5.8kWh battery pack that develops around 40bhp and 49Nm of torque in the MX and SM versions. The bike will have a range of around 50 kilometers along with a top speed just shy of 130km/h. Having said that, there hasn’t been any official confirmation if the ST will retain the same powertrain as the MX or SM derivatives.
As for the price, the Redshift MX/SM cost around $15,000 (Rs 10.17 lakh), so expect the street going ST version to carry a similar price tag.