California-based Alta Motors was well known for their electric dirt bikes. However, disaster struck when the company was forced to close late last year amid financial trouble. While many held out hope that the company would be purchased and saved, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Instead, their assets were bought by Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP).
Alta Motors Stories February 27
Alta Motors Stories October 18, 2018
According to multiple independent sources, Alta Motors is winding down business operations and shuttering their electric motorbike production line. The award-winning startup has recently faced issues securing enough funding to continue operations after several investment and partnership deals fell through.
Alta Motors Stories May 8, 2018
In December last year, Josh Hill, riding the electric Alta Motors’ Redshift, beat Ricky Carmichael, aka “The GOAT”, who was riding his Suzuki RM-Z450 (combustion) motorcycle, during the final night of the Geneva Supercross 2017. That victory gave Alta Motors the confidence to sign up two riders on almost-stock Redshift MXR electric motorcycles for what is arguably the hardest enduro race on earth, the Erzberg Rodeo in the small town of Eisenerz, Austria.
Alta Motors Stories March 1, 2018
Just a few weeks after Harley-Davidson finally confirmed that it plans on bringing its first electric motorcycle to market next year, the company now announces an investment in Alta Motors to accelerate its electrification effort. expand full story
Alta Motors Stories February 1, 2018
Alta Motors, formerly known as BRD Motorcycles, is small electric motorcycle startup based in Silicon Valley and backed financially by Tesla co-founders Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard.
Today, they are unveiling their latest generation electric motorcycle: the 2018 Redshift MXR. expand full story
Alta Motors Stories January 29, 2017
While not as popular as Zero Motorcycle, Alta Motors is an up-and-coming electric motorcycle manufacturer and it unveiled a new version of its flagship Redshift last week that could broaden their market.
Alta’s Redshift was only offered as an all-electric supermoto/motocross, but the latest version of the motorcycle is a new street tracker: Redshift ST. expand full story
Alta Motors Stories August 18, 2016
Alta Motors, formerly known as BRD Motorcycles, is small electric motorcycle startup based in Silicon Valley that managed to raise over $17 million in funding, including from Tesla co-founders Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard in a $4.5 million Series A round almost 2 years ago.
The company took its time developing an all-electric supermoto/motorcross from the ground up, called Redshift, and after delivering just a few units to customers last year, the startup now started its full production this week. expand full story
Alta Motors Stories December 22, 2015
The new budget bill approved by the US Congress last week included an important extension to the 30% investment tax credit (ITC) for solar, but it also brought back the less popular (but welcomed) tax credits for electric motorcycles. expand full story
Alta Motors Stories December 18, 2015
Alta Motors, formerly known as BRD Motorcycles, announced having delivered the first all-electric Redshift to customers this week.
The first lucky owners are Eric Gauthier and Jeannine Smith, who own and operate Suspension Performance in Mountain View, CA. expand full story