Discussion in 'Newsroom' started by Johnrg, Oct 19, 2018.
Just read about this on the D37 page. Oh well, maybe they'll be back.
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.
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
That's too bad. I kinda liked their stuff.
They looked really close to public acceptance. Moto GP is adding an E-Bike class in 2019 to races... https://www.autosport.com/motogp/news/134239/motogp-reveals-motoe-bike-for-electric-series
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.
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.