Could this be the clean future of MX? Even without the gnarly growl of a combustion engine, there's no doubt this bike rips. This year Straight Rhythm will feature a unique entry, as Josh Hill will try his hand on an Alta Motors Redshift MX in the Lites Class, becoming the first rider ever to race an electric motorcycle in a national-level motocross event. Although facing off against a 250cc gas-powered bike seems a daunting task, Alta’s Redshift MX boasts a groundbreaking electric drivetrain that delivers over 500 lb-ft of instant torque at the rear wheel from 0 RPM and 40 peak horsepower.
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Alta Motors went out to the 408MX track in San Jose with test rider Kris Keefer. He sat down after two days of riding and gave Alta Motors the straight and narrow on the new electric dirt bike.
Another epic test session in Southern California with Josh Hill aboard the Redshift MX electric bike. Alta Motors will begin delivering bikes in August. For more information on the electric bikes, check out www.altamotors.com.