Alta Motors Delivers “The Future of Fast” with First Customer Receipt of RedShift Motorcycle
Alta Motors, the San Francisco-based electric vehicle manufacturer and creator of the RedShift – a line of electric motocross and supermoto motorcycles – has delivered its first motorcycles to customers Eric Gautheir and Jeannine Smith, who own and operate Suspension Performance in Mountain View, Calif.“We’ve been quietly driving towards this moment for over eight years in pursuit of creating the best motorcycles money can buy,” said Marc Fenigstein, co-founder and CEO of Alta Motors. “The result is a machine with a whole suite of new technologies, and a very different motorcycle than anything that has come before.
“The RedShift feels immediately comfortable to anyone who has ever thrown a leg over a state of the art performance motorcycle, but offers a leap forward in control, feel, and the connection between the rider’s brain and the tires on the ground. To have successful, speed-minded customers like Eric and Jeannine take delivery of the first RedShift is a tremendous honor for Alta Motors.”Back in 2007, Alta Motors was nothing more than an idea – Fenigstein and his peers wanted to build an electric motorcycle with perfect torque deliver for motorcycle riders and racers.Officially founded in 2010, Fenigstein, along with his partners Derek Dorresteyn and Jeff Sand, churned out electric-motorcycle discover after discovery to create the RedShift; a legitimate performance electric motorcycle, capable of competing against any bike and power plant on the starting grid. The Alta team has now acquired some of the industries very best from Tesla, GM, Toyota, Volkswagen and AMA Racing.The RedShift is one of a kind – a clean-sheet, proprietary design that hasn’t made use of off-the-shelf motors and electronics commonly found in the automotive or bicycle industries. Every part was designed, tuned and tested for thrilling performance both on and off road.Recently, the RedShift SM proved its mettle and shocking performance by winning the IMS Sacramento round of the Supermoto USA race series held this past Novemeber. Alta Motors technician and pro racer Kevin Butler took the RedShift from dead last on the grid and powered all the way to first, in his first-ever supermoto race. The victory also marks the first time an unmodified, production electric motorcycle has ever reigned triumphant over its gas-powered competitors.For more, visit Alta Motors.
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