First Ride: 2018 Alta Motors Redshift MXR Electric Motocrosser
Dirt Bike Test spent the day with little noise but lots of fun aboard the 2018 Alta Motors MXR. For 2018 both the standard MX as well as the all-new MXR were there for our flogging. The highlight is the new MXR can now lay down a maximum of 50 horsepower to the rear wheel for those willing to twist the throttle to the stops in the most aggressive map setting. In addition, the MXR is now 8-Pounds lighter than the standard MX and also comes standard with the WP AER fork up front and matching shock out back. The new battery technology is what improves the performance and also generates less heat for longer full power motos. Pros might not make a full 30-minute moto yet but most amateurs can make the grade and often up to a claimed 60 minutes of riding in map 2 and 3 depending on the track. In off-road trail riding trim in map 1 and 2, ride times can be up to a claimed 4 hours. Here is a link to the off-road impression DBT did last year. CLICK HERE!
The bigger news is the price reduction. Just like mobile phones, over time the price started to make it possible for everyone to own one. For 2018, the MX will retail for $10,495, down from $14,995 last year. The top-shelf new MXR has a list price of $11,995, yet still less than the standard 2017 MX. Look for a second writeup with a little more details on our one-day ride shortly.