It’s been years, but finally the best dual sport motorcycles will be quietly revving past you. BRD finally got the funding they needed to get to production and recently changed their name to Alta Motorcycles. When they have production motorcycle available in late 2015 (projected) we’ll be here to give the latest info and hopefully some test drives.
“We love motorcycles. The best ones make you tingle when you look at them, giggle when you ride them, and even scare you just a little bit. We love going fast. And we love finding new ways and new places to go fast. Our goal is to create motorcycles that are easier to ride fast than anything else out there. We build electric bikes because we love instant throttle response and flat, endless torque.”
“The first sketches of the Redshift began in San Francisco in 2007. Two riding buddies, Derek Dorresteyn and Jeff Sand, with a few decades of fabrication, engineering and design expertise between the both of them, fell in love with the idea of the smooth, perfectly responsive torque curve. Naturally, they started kicking around the possibilities for building their own electric motorcycle— a motorcycle that could be faster and more rideable than their gas bikes.“
The RedShift MX is barely legal – a race bike with lights. Designed for MX2/Lites class racing, the MX light and quick, without the lost seconds from hunting through gears trying to find torque. With 200 hour maintenance intervals, you’ll also spend more time riding and less time wrenching.
The RedShift SM is a race sumo without the oil changes. It is designed for everything a city can throw at a bike. Because of its off-road roots, it may be pretty but it’s not precious. Feel free to beat on it, but remember: just because it is fully capable of launching stair gaps and airing out the crests of San Francisco hills does not mean we condone that use or behavior in any way.