Bye Bye Alta...

Discussion in 'Newsroom' started by Johnrg, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Johnrg Contributing Member

    Location:
    Santa Barbara
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2013 TE 310 R
    Other Motorcycles:
    Ducati Sport Classic / Ducati Multi.
  2. Huskynoobee CH Sponsor ZipTy Racing

    Location:
    Castaic, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2011 TE449 2006 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    HDUltra Classic IT200 YZ250 SV650s
    Just read about this on the D37 page. Oh well, maybe they'll be back.
  3. Johnrg Contributing Member

    Location:
    Santa Barbara
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2013 TE 310 R
    Other Motorcycles:
    Ducati Sport Classic / Ducati Multi.
    Maybe they need an E-bike class at races. At a price point for a short duration event could be viable and no noise or emissions for many communities. Indian should develop an e-FTR from the Brammo purchase.
  4. rappster Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    montana
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    tc449 TXC250
    Other Motorcycles:
    rmz250
    This is sad news. With Alta closing it pretty much buried anyone who was thinking of joining the band wagon and developing e bikes in the future, I hope they come back
  5. TemecuCoastie Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    T-2-Da-Mec
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2015 FC250 and 2012 TC250
    That's too bad. I kinda liked their stuff.
  6. Johnrg Contributing Member

    Location:
    Santa Barbara
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2013 TE 310 R
    Other Motorcycles:
    Ducati Sport Classic / Ducati Multi.
  7. fran...k. Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    eastern ct
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    420ae 98wr125 2004wr250 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    electric freeride 1993 yam gts
    An update, more could be found at the alta owners forum but a bunch of the assets have been sold to BRP Bombardier recreational group. I do not have a link with the actual press release but this one is pretty close to it.
    http://canadamotoguide.com/2019/02/21/brp-picks-over-the-bones-of-alta-motors/

    A lot of people seem to like to blame Harley Davidson for pulling out of some deal no one knows the specifics of. My take is they produced a bit less than 1000 bikes and had about 300 unsold at the time they stopped operation.

    I am in a trail rider club, I never got invited to test them out but apparently quite a few guys did and all the ones I spoke with were quite impressed with how well they were set up without any suspension mods. One guy in the club bought one, I know his name but not sure who he is. There was another one also riding around the pits at our hare scramble I have been told, no one entered one best as I could tell.

    Fran