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« on: October 18, 2018, 12:53:52 PM »

Dang it, I really hoped they would last.

https://dirtbikemagazine.com/amp/alta-closes-its-doors/
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 01:59:19 AM »

It is defiantly the future, i felt they were on the cusp of having a lot of new customers. Give it some fresh new technology and someone will build a great 1, and soon. I work for a bus company and am currently getting ready to build an all electric bus in a couple weeks, the battery technology has changed every month foe the past 2 years. We will be offering it with 3 different type of battery packages from 3 different manufacturers. And they can charge from 15% to 75% in 15 minutes. Alto will find a buyer/s or get new investors and they better quickly before ktm and yamaha have something rolled out or they will be well, what they are currently
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 07:57:24 PM »

I think if they moved out of the Bay Area and up North they would have cut about 1/3 to 1/2 off their labor costs...
Sad to see them go.. It is the future..
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 02:32:31 PM »

This company seems like a natural fit for Tesla. Electric street bikes to complement its cars, and electric dirt bikes to go in the back of their new pickup trucks.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2019, 09:18:58 AM »

BRP (Sea Doo, Ski Doo, Rotax engines) has purchased select assets of Alta Motors. Probably spells the end of Alta’s American manufacturing.

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/02/20/1738822/0/en/BRP-Purchases-Select-Assets-of-Alta-Motors-as-Part-of-its-Ongoing-Interest-in-Exploring-Alternate-Energies.html
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2019, 11:31:25 AM »

"BRP has no interest in restarting operations of Alta Motors and assumes no liabilities."

Aaaand, put a fork in it...
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2019, 03:31:52 PM »

"BRP has no interest in restarting operations of Alta Motors and assumes no liabilities."

Aaaand, put a fork in it...
Yeah, I read that later.  Alta is done for.  Sad, as their bike was really starting to be something special.  Why can't an American firm make a dirt bike that lasts?  Is Austria or Italy a better manufacturing location than here?
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2019, 06:19:48 PM »

One of our local big Dealers had a display of them and they looked good to me. The bicycle looking off road bikes I have seen seem like they would be pretty cool.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2019, 07:13:17 PM »

I think if they moved out of the Bay Area and up North they would have cut about 1/3 to 1/2 off their labor costs...
Sad to see them go.. It is the future..

aint that the truth!  i used to live there and can't believe i tolerated it as long as i did. prices are insane
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019, 05:45:21 PM »

I think if they moved out of the Bay Area and up North they would have cut about 1/3 to 1/2 off their labor costs...
Sad to see them go.. It is the future..

aint that the truth!  i used to live there and can't believe i tolerated it as long as i did. prices are insane
I never understood why so many companies start out in California.  It's so much more expensive for labor and land, not to mention taxes and fees.
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