Alta Motors: The Electric “Street Tracker”
This Is The Alta Motors Street Tracker – An Electric Urban Scrambler
Updated August 18, 2018
Alta Motors haven’t wasted any time developing their next exciting model. The Californian startup pretty much impressed everyone with their Redshift electric powered, off-road motorcycle back in 2016, and if the lone image we have here to look at is anything to go by, they’re going to be impressing us once again. More than six years of research and design, brand development, and hard graft went into the formation of Alta Motors, and since the company launched in March 2016, we’ve heard nothing but good things.
The Alta Motors Street Tracker
Their latest model, the Alta Motors Street Tracker, promises to be pretty wild – it’s only in the concept stages at the moment – but it’s heavily influenced by flat track racer machines, but with a contemporary electric twist. In essence, it’s very much like the original Redshift: boasting a lightweight frame, a unique electric “engine” with an electronic gear that boasts a respectable 40 hp and 122 lb – ft of torque, geared towards the off-road market. On top of that, the Redshift also enjoys top of the range suspension from WP, and a braking system from Brembo. The current Redshift is available in a motocross configuration for real dirt thrashing adventure, and a more sedate supermoto model that’s 100% road legal.
The Street Tracker will no doubt come with the same build quality, but whether or not it ever goes into production is a question that even Alta Motors can’t yet answer. The concept prototype will be unveiled at Portland’s One Moto Show between February 10th and 12th, and we guess that Alta Motors will be gauging public opinion before thinking about serious production of the new Street Tracker model.
We’re going to bet that it will go into full production. Why? Well, the only way is up for the company since the Redshift managed to garner so much success last year, especially in the competition department. The Redshift managed to clinch a race win in its debut year in the EnduroCross series, was able to finish in a runner-up place in the EnduroCross Vet class, and won in the first round of Red Bull’s Straight Rhythm event, too. With so much unprecedented success in the company’s debut year, rapid expansion seems like a sensible idea, right?
With the world almost ready to embrace the electric revolution, potential customers will be looking for a tried and tested manufacturer with a reputation for success and a strong dealership to network to invest in. Since small capacity European imports may be looking at a massive import tax, and the USA’s current leadership is going to push for more consumers to buy American made products, this wouldn’t be a bad choice for anyone looking for a lightweight commuter bike that can navigate city traffic and thrash a few trails at the weekends too. I, for one, am looking forward to hearing more about this…