Huge price cuts from Alta

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1/18/2018 11:00 AM



2018 Alta MX $10,495 (reduced from $14,995)
2018 Alta EX $12,995 (reduced from $15,495)
2018 Alta SM $13,495 (reduced from $15,495)

http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php?topic=7671
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1/18/2018 11:02 AM

In.

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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

1/18/2018 11:07 AM

How are the resales? Id like to buy one in 5 years when im done racing and perhaps the battery evolution has gone forward, but i guess ill be stuck with the rest of my life?

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1/18/2018 11:08 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/18/2018 11:11 AM

Here's a little test from some guys right down the road from me here in Austin. They have a training facility and the rider is Tyler Livesay. TJ Cycles is the dealer and I got a short ride on the bike at the Fly Funday, and it was smooth as silk.

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http://www.themxfactory.com/

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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

1/18/2018 11:09 AM

wow. hope this is a reflection of a reduction in manufacturing costs, and not a negative sign for the health of the company. $4500 drop on the mx is amazing.

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1/18/2018 11:16 AM

I believe these are the prices with the new battery leasing program.

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1/18/2018 11:26 AM

Some time ago Alta sent out a survey asking many questions about price, weight and other related topics..

At $10k I am interested for sure, but still my main concern is resale value at some point. If the company goes under or releases a massive technology improvement then the resale value is nearly $0.

I may give it another year before I pull the trigger..At least now they are distinguishing them by model year..

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1/18/2018 11:27 AM

I see them selling way more now. Getting closer Yamaha, Honda, Ktm and husky.

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1/18/2018 11:30 AM

That is a slap in the face for the bros who bought a ‘17. The value of a used Alta just took a major nose dive.

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

1/18/2018 11:31 AM

I want one. And this is getting closer to being attainable on my budget.

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1/18/2018 11:31 AM

I assume these price cuts mean they aren't selling or they are about to drop something new

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1/18/2018 11:32 AM

BobPA wrote:

That is a slap in the face for the bros who bought a ‘17. The value of a used Alta just took a major nose dive.

Yeah, and the people who spent $4k on a flat screen a decade ago are probably pissed they are $400 at Walmart now.

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1/18/2018 11:33 AM

BobPA wrote:

That is a slap in the face for the bros who bought a ‘17. The value of a used Alta just took a major nose dive.

I get that, but I don’t see the guys that bought the 17’s selling anytime soon. But that’s just my opinion. Maybe some of the guys that bought them will chime in?

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

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

1/18/2018 11:37 AM

Just out of curiosity, what happens when the battery takes a crap? Batteries have a finite lifespan, no? Is it safe to assume that, at some point, it will need to be replaced? Isn't that like the equivalent of having to throw a new motor in your bike after it threw a rod or something? Can't be cheap.

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1/18/2018 11:40 AM

They are making you buy the charger now, they have two options. They also they have two different MX models, the standard model and an R model with a different battery and suspension I believe thats more money, still not the 14k but a few hundred than the other model.

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1/18/2018 11:49 AM

Alta is having a online meeting with their dealers in the morning. Sounds like the new prices are real.

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1/18/2018 11:53 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/18/2018 12:21 PM

Early adopters to new technologies (plasma screens, microwaves) get the fun of having the latest. However, early adopters also get to bear the brunt of the upfront cost. It is a well known cycle, with a very proven track record, that early adopters pay to go to the front of the line. Drastic price drops are part of the cycle that happens that make it more attainable for the masses.

Also, some of you glossed over colintrax' post in regards to price drop and/or battery info, i.e., battery leasing for replacement (when your battery takes a crap) and reasoning behind the price reduction.

Edit: Spell

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1/18/2018 11:55 AM

BobPA wrote:

That is a slap in the face for the bros who bought a ‘17. The value of a used Alta just took a major nose dive.

Well, when DirecTV first came out, my satellite with only one tv and no DVR was over $900 installed. You pay for being the first into technology. Sucks, but that’s how it is.

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1/18/2018 12:05 PM

well shit, i might have to drop 10k to stealth moto

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"Life is Too Short To Last Long"

1/18/2018 12:23 PM

MX915 wrote:

Just out of curiosity, what happens when the battery takes a crap? Batteries have a finite lifespan, no? Is it safe to assume that, at some point, it will need to be replaced? Isn't that like the equivalent of having to throw a new motor in your bike after it threw a rod or something? Can't be cheap.

They are not cheap, yet... The battery has 1000 hour lifespan if I recall correctly.

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1/18/2018 12:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/18/2018 12:30 PM

Training facility with 36 sec. lap times? i think you mean backyard track.

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1/18/2018 12:32 PM

MX915 wrote:

Just out of curiosity, what happens when the battery takes a crap? Batteries have a finite lifespan, no? Is it safe to assume that, at some point, it will need to be replaced? Isn't that like the equivalent of having to throw a new motor in your bike after it threw a rod or something? Can't be cheap.

40acres wrote:

They are not cheap, yet... The battery has 1000 hour lifespan if I recall correctly.

I have 10 hours on my two year old bike- the battery will last me 500 years laughing

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1/18/2018 12:44 PM

Absolutely! Batteries is always a huge topic of discussion when Alta comes up. These guys have figured that out. When I was in the industry I had a chance to ride the bike. I absolutely loved it. The biggest hurdle for me as well as many others was the cost. Seems like they've addressed that as well. Now the biggest hurdle seems to be adjusting to the minimal noise output. I'm rooting for Alta as well as I'm always interested in innovation.

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1/18/2018 12:47 PM

kzizok wrote:

Early adopters to new technologies (plasma screens, microwaves) get the fun of having the latest. However, early adopters also get to bear the brunt of the upfront cost. It is a well known cycle, with a very proven track record, that early adopters pay to go to the front of the line. Drastic price drops are part of the cycle that happens that make it more attainable for the masses.

Also, some of you glossed over colintrax' post in regards to price drop and/or battery info, i.e., battery leasing for replacement (when your battery takes a crap) and reasoning behind the price reduction.

Edit: Spell

I think a lot of people are missing my post. I think it's been public knowledge for a minute now that Alta was going to a battery leasing program where you buy the bike but not the battery. You lease the battery and can get updated batteries for free/cheap as the technology improves.
And yeah. It'd be crazy to think the prices weren't going to drop. Prices always come down with time. Won't be long until a gas bike has more upfront cost than electric

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1/18/2018 12:48 PM

BobPA wrote:

That is a slap in the face for the bros who bought a ‘17. The value of a used Alta just took a major nose dive.

JBecker 72 wrote:

Yeah, and the people who spent $4k on a flat screen a decade ago are probably pissed they are $400 at Walmart now.

And the people who spent money on 2010 ktm, then they totally redo the 2011

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1/18/2018 12:55 PM

I wasn't a fan for sure but that's definitely swinging the other way now.

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1/18/2018 12:58 PM

BobPA wrote:

That is a slap in the face for the bros who bought a ‘17. The value of a used Alta just took a major nose dive.

JBecker 72 wrote:

Yeah, and the people who spent $4k on a flat screen a decade ago are probably pissed they are $400 at Walmart now.

We are talking a one year difference here, not a decade.

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

1/18/2018 1:02 PM

Next year they will be $5000

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1/18/2018 1:02 PM

BobPA wrote:

That is a slap in the face for the bros who bought a ‘17. The value of a used Alta just took a major nose dive.

JBecker 72 wrote:

Yeah, and the people who spent $4k on a flat screen a decade ago are probably pissed they are $400 at Walmart now.

r.sal923 wrote:

And the people who spent money on 2010 ktm, then they totally redo the 2011

Apples to purple oranges, nothing is earth shattering on the new model...as far as I can see anyway. The day when I can have one for $9k OTD, I will have one...so hopefully very very soon.

Oh, and no more 4CS

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

1/18/2018 1:05 PM

JBecker 72 wrote:

Yeah, and the people who spent $4k on a flat screen a decade ago are probably pissed they are $400 at Walmart now.

You're talking about a decade not a year, I would be pissed.

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