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loftyair loftyair
10/10/2018 11:38 AM

Who you think might be the one?
Ill go with hammaker.

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mikec265 mikec265
10/10/2018 8:14 PM

Ronnie Mac JR

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observeroffacts observeroffacts
10/10/2018 8:33 PM

It would be a huge gamble for a rookie or someone climbing the ranks. You’d be gambling your shot at a successful career. Of course, the bike is competitive and I think it will do great but much like the 4 stroke transition I think it will start with a seasoned rider who is “over the hill” and just a touch past their prime or unable to find a spot under a factory tent.

That being said, ALTA is the future. The best future for our sport IMO

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Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
10/10/2018 9:14 PM

I was hoping Alta would have a top rider on one this weekend at MEC. This is year 2 that the bikes would be allowed, and I find it strange if they don't at least try. It couldn't be that expensive to put a top 10 capable rider on 1 for 1 race?

Perhaps there is a conspiracy to blackball anyone who tries it? w00t

2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

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Braz Braz
10/10/2018 9:41 PM

Dean Wilson would be PERFECT

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GoggleFiend904 GoggleFiend904
10/10/2018 9:43 PM

Josh grant would be good

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smv ryder smv ryder
10/11/2018 7:47 AM
Johnny Depp wrote:

I was hoping Alta would ...more

I know most think he is not top tier but DD has epic style. I hope he does well.
https://motocross.transworld.net/press-releases/darryn-durham-alta-motors-take-2018-red-bull-straight-rhythm/

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Fog 25 Fog 25
10/11/2018 10:00 AM

It’s call ? ? ?. It won’t happen until the Japanese or KTM get a competitive electric bike.
Someone like Chad Reed would be perfect ambassador for the bike.

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theycallmeebryan theycallmeebryan
10/11/2018 10:23 AM

The Redshift MXR is already competitive. It's just a matter of the AMA letting them race. The motor puts out 42 ft-lbs of torque which is more than the top 450 at ~35. Maybe the factory 450's put out closer to 40 ft-lbs. The bike handles very well and jumps well. With a fast rider i think it would do well in supercross.

I agree that Alta should have mounted a rider for MEC, and maybe they had that in mind for Josh Hill before he got injured. MEC would have been a perfect test for Alta with each moto being 10 laps. But we'll see DD on it at RBSR.

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Moto96 Moto96
10/11/2018 10:39 AM

After watching the latest Redbull video all I want is a "cone pipe and a short silencer....Short silencers save lives"
-FMF's Lil' D.. Only time I want silence is when Im asleep.

My post is my opinion. If you don't agree with it, I'm OK with it.

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Frank Frank
10/11/2018 11:02 AM

Alta should roll the dice and leverage a few million on funding a SX and MX team for 2019. Be good for the sport and the riders. Just doing little one off events like straight rhythm hurts the bikes image to the masses.

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Motoxdoc Motoxdoc
10/11/2018 11:04 AM
loftyair wrote:

Who you think might be the ...more

Did you mean electric factory "bike"?.....I've never heard of an electric factory rider. Hammaker is definitely capable of top-level competing...do you consider him a factory rider?...I believe he is TLD. Is he electric? What is this ambiguously stated question even asking and how can so many people reply as if it is clear? LOL...Vital...whistling

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early early
10/11/2018 11:10 AM
Frank wrote:

Alta should roll the dice ...more

I bet they would if they were allowed to.

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gabrielito gabrielito
10/11/2018 11:12 AM
Johnny Depp wrote:

I was hoping Alta would ...more

Reed would be perfect. Huge profile and needs a ride.

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haydos25 haydos25
10/11/2018 7:44 PM
loftyair wrote:

Who you think might be the ...more

Curious as to why you picked Hammaker? Does he have one? Ride one at home? have a style that suits an E-bike? I don't get where his name came from.

As far as Electric factory riders, i guess Josh Hill and Darryn Durham would already be Alta factory riders. Albeit only in the RBSR at this point, but not really any other professional events they can compete at this point except maybe MEC.

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loftyair loftyair
10/11/2018 8:04 PM
haydos25 wrote:

Curious as to why you ...more

No, don't know him, other than being a up and comer. I know of those other dudes riding the Alta, but I was guessing who might be the first to be top level in coming years on the Alta. Those 2 are not as top level as I was thinking. I mean actually winning races, competing for cship.

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ga_pike ga_pike
10/11/2018 8:04 PM

Alta Factory Racing 2019: Dean Wilson and Malcolm Stewart.

Seriously, who wouldn't want to see that?

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Fog 25 Fog 25
10/11/2018 8:20 PM

I am out ? way to OLD and SLOW ?

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haydos25 haydos25
10/11/2018 8:28 PM
loftyair wrote:

No, don't know him, other ...more

Fair enough, so basically picking a name out of hat is what we're doing here? Since we don't know when they will be legal for pro racing we don't really have a timeline on when a factory team would exist, and cant make an educated guess in any way.

As far as Durham and Hill go, you could argue that they have achieved a higher level then 95% of amateurs coming up could ever hope to, given they've both won supercross races and ridden for factory teams. If Hammaker or any of the young kids coming up in the next 5 years achieve that, then many would call it a success.

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BobInIndy BobInIndy
10/12/2018 4:27 AM
theycallmeebryan wrote:

The Redshift MXR is ...more

Comparing the torque figures is quite misleading.
The 450s have a transmission, allowing them to attempt to keep their engines closer to the maximum engine rpm where the higher torque occurs. Plus the transmission multiplies that torque as it goes to the rear wheel. The Alta doesn't have a transmission, so it can't change the torque at the rear wheels, except by the fixed gearing.
If the Alta had a transmission, even a 2 speed, it would be extremely powerful, compared to the 450s.

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make1go make1go
10/12/2018 4:50 AM
ga_pike wrote:

Alta Factory Racing 2019: ...more

combes and japanese oems...

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