ALTA, what will be the one think stopping you buying one?

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4/18/2018 11:27 AM

Honestly I was thinking about one , it maybe fun to own one . But I really dislike the WP suspension. I did not like them on my KTM and I won't like them on the Alta . Just mine opinion.

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4/18/2018 11:31 AM

No clutch, and short ride time before charging......

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

4/18/2018 11:34 AM

Its getting close, but range. I'd like one for singletrack.

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4/18/2018 11:34 AM

xr70 wrote:

Honestly I was thinking about one , it maybe fun to own one . But I really dislike the WP suspension. I did not like them on ...more

I don't know why but this popped into my head.....


Do you like
green eggs and ham

I do not like them,
Sam-I-am.
I do not like
green eggs and ham.

Would you like them
Here or there?

I would not like them
here or there.
I would not like them
anywhere.
I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them,
Sam-I-am

Would you like them
in a house?
Would you like them
with a mouse?

I do not like them
in a house.
I do not like them
with a mouse.
I do not like them
here or there.
I do not like them
anywhere.
I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Would you eat them
in a box?
Would you eat them
with a fox?

Not in a box.
Not with a fox.
Not in a house.
Not with a mouse.
I would not eat them here or there.
I would not eat them anywhere.
I would not eat green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Would you? Could you?
in a car?
Eat them! Eat them!
Here they are.

I would not ,
could not,
in a car

You may like them.
You will see.
You may like them
in a tree?

Not in a tree.
I would not, could not in a tree.
Not in a car! You let me be.

I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox
I do not like them in a house
I do not like them with a mouse
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

A train! A train!
A train! A train!
Could you, would you
on a train?

Not on a train! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! Sam! Let me be!
I would not, could not, in a box.
I could not, would not, with a fox.
I will not eat them with a mouse
I will not eat them in a house.
I will not eat them here or there.
I will not eat them anywhere.
I do not like green eggs and ham
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Say!
In the dark?
Here in the dark!
Would you, could you, in the dark?

I would not, could not,
in the dark.

Would you, could you,
in the rain?

I would not, could not, in the rain.
Not in the dark. Not on a train,
Not in a car, Not in a tree.
I do not like them, Sam, you see.
Not in a house. Not in a box.
Not with a mouse. Not with a fox.
I will not eat them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere!

You do not like
green eggs and ham?

I do not
like them,
Sam-I-am.

Could you, would you,
with a goat?

I would not,
could not.
with a goat!

Would you, could you,
on a boat?

I could not, would not, on a boat.
I will not, will not, with a goat.
I will not eat them in the rain.
I will not eat them on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! You let me be!
I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox.
I will not eat them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them ANYWHERE!

I do not like
green eggs
and ham!

I do not like them,
Sam-I-am.

You do not like them.
SO you say.
Try them! Try them!
And you may.
Try them and you may I say.

Sam!
If you will let me be,
I will try them.
You will see.

Say!
I like green eggs and ham!
I do!! I like them, Sam-I-am!
And I would eat them in a boat!
And I would eat them with a goat...
And I will eat them in the rain.
And in the dark. And on a train.
And in a car. And in a tree.
They are so good so good you see!

So I will eat them in a box.
And I will eat them with a fox.
And I will eat them in a house.
And I will eat them with a mouse.
And I will eat them here and there.
Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE!

I do so like
green eggs and ham!
Thank you!
Thank you,
Sam-I-am

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4/18/2018 11:42 AM

We bought a MXR last month and love it. I think I have 130+ miles on it. It is extremely addicting to ride.

The suspension is not bad, front forks were a little soft at first. I am still trying to get my suspension dialed.

And the no clutch thing is not that big of a deal for me.

The biggest draw back is the recharge time or time you can ride on a battery, how ever you want to look at it. You kinda need a 2nd bike when you go to the track to ride when you are re charging it.

Hope that helps! I would highly recommend riding one

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4/18/2018 11:43 AM

They seem awesome but the ride time would have to be the biggest negative thing and I'd rather have to fill up with gas then need to charge with generator.

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4/18/2018 11:44 AM

No noise makes me not want one.

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4/18/2018 11:46 AM

Not allowed here where mountain bikes are, and being "Motorized" might as well have an engine.

Too expensive for what it is.

And a street version is cool, but again, engines are allowed.

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4/18/2018 11:48 AM

My student loan debt from law school sad

An Alta will be the next bike I buy.

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4/18/2018 11:58 AM

In the short term? Financial reasons aside, it sounds like they're getting really close - but I'd like to see the technology and overall bang for the buck improve a little more before I'd be ready to commit...

In the long term? Nothing. Bring it on. eBikes are the future and I firmly believe they will save the sport. Anyone who thinks otherwise probably also thinks global warming is a bunch of hog wash.

btw.... anyone who hasn't listened to Matthes interview with DC somewhere around hour 2-3 of this weeks PulpMX Show about DC's experience ripping an Alta around High Point and his thoughts on where all this eBike stuff is headed - I highly, highly recommend you give it a listen. Good stuff.

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Positively, absolutely 110% obsessed with anything MOTO.

4/18/2018 12:00 PM

The same thing is stopping me that has kept me from buying any new bike in 12 years: cost. Just can't afford one. I'd be very, very interested in one of those if I was in the market though.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

4/18/2018 12:07 PM

xr70 wrote:

Honestly I was thinking about one , it maybe fun to own one . But I really dislike the WP suspension. I did not like them on ...more

That is a pretty closed minded way of looking at something. The suspension was bad on one bike that you had, from a completely different manufacturer...

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

4/18/2018 12:14 PM

Range.

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4/18/2018 12:28 PM

- Riding range/time
- Cost

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4/18/2018 12:30 PM

Only reason I didn’t buy one when I just got my new 450 is they are not legal in hillclimb yet. I think with some tweaks they would be more than competitive in the 450 class, but until they’re allowed to race my hand was forced. Just the thought of never changing another damn air filter again is enough to have me sold. . .

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4/18/2018 12:33 PM

i want one now but i have 15 bikes that i love and cant part with, so im waiting for the other manufactures to up the ante as to where i cant say no, that and im 55 to god dam old to enjoy what e bikes are going to be like in the future

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4/18/2018 12:38 PM

Range (I can get nearly 70-80 miles out of my 450)
Recharge time on the (I can fill up my tank in a matter of a minute)
Then Price.

I need 70-80 miles of range-with no drop in performance...if they had that much range, I wouldn't care as much about the recharge time...but it still wouldn't work for desert racing when the mileages hit triple digits sometimes.

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4/18/2018 12:44 PM

Same reason I don't buy every motorcycle I like.

$$$$$

laughing laughing laughing laughing

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4/18/2018 12:45 PM

To me it would be like shooting a .22 after shooting an ar15

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4/18/2018 12:48 PM

I have thought about this quite a bit lately. I am hoping to get a new(er) big bike in the next year or two.

On a more practical and economical sense I can get a good condition used YZ 125 for what $2500-3500, a new one for around $5300. I don't want a KTM or Husky, just brand preference.

The Alta is appealing, except the price and the limit on ride time. I am also curious as to how they do in the mud (puddles), will they hold up okay or is pretty much if there is standing water you don't ride.

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4/18/2018 1:06 PM

$9000 msrp and I am in.

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4/18/2018 1:07 PM

I thought about one and I had the money to buy one but I didnt see the value in it vs a 2018 TC250- for what I do with it: trails and c class goon/practice day rider. I am sure its fast as hell but it didnt look to have that emotional fun factor like a two stroke does.

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4/18/2018 1:08 PM

The fact that it's an electric bike. I love internal combustion engines.

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4/18/2018 1:10 PM

mx 219 wrote:

I have thought about this quite a bit lately. I am hoping to get a new(er) big bike in the next year or two.

On a more ...more

I think it can run underwater.

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4/18/2018 1:12 PM

It's 100% the next bike I'm buying. Love everything about it.

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4/18/2018 1:12 PM

Range or lack of
Recharge times
Weight it's still to heavy
No transmission
No clutch
Price!

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4/18/2018 1:14 PM

Cost, need be below 10k
Range, need be at least 1hr.
Weight, need be below 225lbs
Meet that criteria and I will be an ALTA owner.

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4/18/2018 1:18 PM

Cost
I'd like the ability to tune it, like I can with a yzf or kxf. I feel like it should be way easier with this bike than any other.
I enjoy the sound of the motor on my bikes
Range
Charge time

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1998 YZ250
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4/18/2018 1:20 PM

The same reason I don't buy an electric car, you have to recharge it vs pouring in some gas. On top of that, with a dirt bike you're not always in the most convenient place to plug something in. What are you going to do, run 2 gallons of gas through your generator to get 40 minutes of riding? It kind of defeats the purpose.

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4/18/2018 1:21 PM

Excaliburbmx wrote:

To me it would be like shooting a .22 after shooting an ar15

Lol!! I love this analogy

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals