Off Road

Electric Bike To Make Motocross Debut

It certainly looks promising...

Josh Hill is set to become the first rider to race an electric motorcycle in a national-level motocross event with Alta Motors Redshift MX.

But could this be the future of the sport?

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BubbaDaytona's picture

Noise. Mx tracks everywhere are being encroached by suburbia, where idiots buy houses next to a track, then hire lawyers to shut down the track because of noise. With electrics, you have huge political power and you could run a whole race without anyone knowing (you could also ride anywhere without anyone knowing).

When KTM first released the eride i think it cost a good deal more than a regular dirtbike and a spare battery was another 4K, other than that what bubble said above

BubbaDaytona's picture

2.5 hours to recharge, 251lbs (real weight, there is no wet/dry with electrics). WP, Brembo, MSRP $15KUS.
Nothing has 120ftlbs torque on the MX market.

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