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Alta Motors Redshift ST street tracker concept

Alta Motors Redshift ST street tracker concept

Alta Motors Redshift ST street tracker concept
I’m in two minds about electric motorcycles. The instantaneous torque and low maintenance is appealing, for sure—but I also love the character and intangible ‘soul’ that internal combustion engines have.

Styling is also an issue. Tesla has it easy, because bodywork hides the powertrain in a car. But the battery packs on unfaired electric bikes are very visible indeed; they don’t have the allure of solid metal fins, cases and covers. And who doesn’t love the curves and welds of a good exhaust system?

Alta Motors Redshift ST street tracker concept
To my eyes, Alta Motors has got very close to solving the styling problem with this new street tracker concept, called the Redshift ST. It’s a minimalist approach, with a sliver of baby blue bodywork cleverly drawing the eye away from the inevitable battery.…

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