Alta Motors Redshift at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm 11

Watching the moto debut of the electric Alta Motors Redshift in the hands of Josh Hill was one of the more interesting parts of the Red Bull Straight Rhythm. Get the inside scoop on the bike from one of the co-founders of the machine, Derek Dorresteyn, as well as Josh.

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GuyB 10/26/2016 3:46 PM

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It's interesting to see how far these guys have come. Some of the previous electric efforts were fun, but more akin to warmed-over trail bikes. This was the first one that's really like a race bike.

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I assume Chrome browser? That should be fine, so I'm not sure if it's a firewall or network issue. I checked it on desktop and mobile this morning (Firefox on my Mac, and Safari on my iPhone), and both worked okay.

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So, using the same wi-fi connection, iPhone, iPad and an 8 year old laptop (running XP) using a Chrome browser work. My daughter's chromebook and mine (both 64-bit) no worky. All devices can view videos on Racerx (youtube) or Transworld (JW Player) with no issue. Going to do a stare and compare on the old laptop and the chromebook to see if there's anything glaringly different in the settings.

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Awesome...they did a great job putting that bike together, it can only get better after a fantastic debut at the Red bull race. 50 bikes a week is pretty sweet...won't be long before we start to see the gap between the cost of one of these and the current 4-stroke bikes close up and these bikes will be everywhere. I wonder if any big shots (Honda) are quietly watching and hoping to scoop this company up and take it forward....maybe side step all of the time and $ to develop their own....either way...these bikes are here to stay.

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It's working fine here. Not sure what browser/platform/network you're working off of. If it's at work, maybe they discovered how much time you spend here?

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