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2017-01-31

Alta Motors Redshift ST Concept May Enter Production




Apparently, no final decision has been made on the matter, going by a company spokesperson’s response to a query from Autoblog, but serious consideration is underway.
If a production version does surface, it will join the company’s Redshift MX (motocross) and Redshift SM (supermoto) offerings.
“Though the San Francisco Bay Area-based battery bike builder has only offered up two models so far…it makes sense to extend its lineup by leveraging the aluminum bones of its proven platform and pitch a bike that soothes an itch unscratched by any other OEM. And, with the recent resurgence of flat track racing (an arena the Alta team has been participating in) this particular breed of bike strikes us as a somewhat fresher, maybe even more honest, proposition than the scramblers and cafe racers that dominate the modern custom scene.
“To create the ST concept, Alta brought its significant experience with rapid prototyping to bear, creating a new subframe and seat that carries all the hallmarks of the machines that spend their track time hauling ass sideways in circles, while visually lightening the entire design and giving it a soft, undulating flow from front to back. Fitted with 19-inch BSR carbon fiber flat track wheels and wrapped in rubber designed for purpose, it features WP suspension lowered to bring the seat down to 31.5 inches, a sweet spot, incidentally, that makes the bike accessible to the multitudes. Unseen and unnoticed until its throttle is twisted, power maps have been specifically designed for the revised architecture.”
If a production version of the Alta Motors Redshift ST Concept does eventually surface, pricing seems likely to be around $15,000, roughly the pricing for the current Redshift SM.