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Postby Wahlamt » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:15 am

Wait, what happened? Out of funds?

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Re: MXS Twitter

Postby TeamHavocRacing » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:50 pm

That fuckin' sucks man! I wanted to get one of their supermoto models. Hope someone like a Musk or better steps in and helps or buys them. R.I.P Alta. We hardly knew ye.
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Postby jlv » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:47 am

Wahlamt wrote:Wait, what happened? Out of funds?

https://www.cycleworld.com/alta-motors-ceases-operations
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Re: MXS Twitter

Postby ShackAttack12 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:05 am

Sad news for sure. I've owned this bike for almost 2 months now and its the best motocross bike I've ever owned. I'm hearing rumors from insiders that the Austrians may be acquiring them.

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Postby TeamHavocRacing » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:12 am

How could someone not?!?!?!? I'd say it was a hot prospect considering their industry-leading power pack and very refined drive system. Here's hoping!
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Postby MX|VISUALS » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:09 pm

it would probably be best for them, it would help expand to europe, as well as the fact that there are plenty of shared parts from the likes of ktm

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Re: MXS Twitter

Postby jlv » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:37 am

TeamHavocRacing wrote:How could someone not?!?!?!? I'd say it was a hot prospect considering their industry-leading power pack and very refined drive system. Here's hoping!

I don't think there's that much unique intellectual property in an Alta. It's just standard lithium cells and an electric motor. Seems like KTM could easily duplicate that on their own. The only reason for KTM to buy it would be for the brand. But I doubt the brand would be worth much to KTM. I could see the brand being worth something to Zero. But Zero probably doesn't have the money. Hate to say it but I think it's dead.
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Postby TeamHavocRacing » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:29 pm

Alta said they worked on the battery and motor combo for 2 years before the rest of the bike. No other electric bike had the hype the Alta did. The R&D alone would be worth the cost plus the trust in the brand.
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Postby Wahlamt » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:07 pm

Minor story time 8)

Was driving home with my wife today from a store, was about a 15-20 min drive. When we got off the highway and onto the old highway that goes to our city, we ran up to 2 cars in front of us, going at the speed limit, we were just over it. Wifey was on her phone a bit, I focused ahead. The 1st car I noticed were going a little from side to side, like he was on his phone or something. He swerved right quite hard one time, not too close, but not too far away from the ditch, I thought like "Hmm wonder if this dude is on his phone or something..", didn't pay attention for a few seconds, looked at his car again and saw it swerve to the right really bad again, but this time he didn't save it so he jumped his car from the road, over the ditch onto a field :lol: He could keep driving so he was okay, the field was already harvested so it was all (luckily) dry dirt, so we slowed down as he made his way onto the edge of the field and went up on a small road. He gave us the thumns up when he passed us (stopped at a bus-stop) so it was all good.

What a legend, good call to just keep driving so he wouldn't get stuck. Also that answers my years long question whether you can jump over a ditch or not to a field :lol:

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Re: MXS Twitter

Postby KTM57 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:31 pm

Too much GTA. :lol:

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Re: MXS Twitter

Postby Wahlamt » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:03 pm

Really felt so :lol:

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Re: MXS Twitter

Postby aeffertz » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:21 am

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Damn, that's one of the best Alta's I've ever seen. Nice work!

Someone needs to tell Glen Helen to turn their erode settings down. :lol:

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Postby Ddavis » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:04 am

That's Glen Helen for ya
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Re: MXS Twitter

Postby Wahlamt » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:05 am

God damn it Alex! I told you 0.5 was enough! Now look at what you did!

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Re: MXS Twitter

Postby checkerz » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:42 am

aeffertz wrote:
Someone needs to tell Glen Helen to turn their erode settings down. :lol:

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