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Designed as the electric equivalent of a modern 250, the Redshift MX is just as capable as a trail and woods bike as it is a MX2/Lites class motocrosser. The Redshift MX requires no air filters, oil changes or top end rebuilds, so you’ll spend less time wrenching and more time riding. Join the growing ranks of riders who believe this is the most fun dirt bike ever built.

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Mile for mile, there is no smaller, more compact, energy dense battery pack in transportation. The Alta Pack is waterproof rated up to IP67, is durable enough to handle shocks and vibes up to 20G, and is digitally self-monitoring. Its stacked honeycomb architecture allows for extreme energy density at 185 watt hours per kilogram, combined with a unique thermal wicking system to shed heat faster than any other lithium-ion transportation battery in production.

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Alta’s water-cooled 14,000rpm motor is kilogram for kilogram one of the most powerful in motorsports. It is optimized to the narrow width of the Redshift’s bulkhead and is precisely located at the roll center of the bike. This placement allows for the lowest polar moment of inertia in motorcycling – drastically minimizing any gyroscopic impediment to handling. The Redshift’s motor weighs 7kg and puts out 40hp and 49Nm of torque. The unit pushes power through a 3.5:1 gear reduction to deliver a 165Nm of torque at the counter shaft from a dead stop and 0 RPM.

The Redshift Bulkhead—the chassis core—functions as the outer motor casing, the cooling circuit for the motor and inverter, as well as the transmission case for the gear reduction. Additionally, it is the main structural hub, connecting to the rear suspension, the airframe, the forged monocoque chassis, and the trellis skidframe. All of this integration is coordinated with very specific strength, weight, and stiffness goals to produce the right ride and compliance characteristics at all lean angles, and under impact.

Since 1973 Acerbis has been producing high quality plastic bodywork and the company has worked with everyone from legends like Preston Petty to OEM manufacturers such as Yamaha. WP is the largest motorcycle suspension producer in Europe, and the Redshift MX uses their technical prowess and ease of tuning. WP competes globally at the highest levels of competition and that expertise combined with their willingness to try new things has resulted in the Redshift MX WP 4CS suspension built to the company’s own spec as developed by their team in-house. The Redshift MX gets machined Brembo callipers in either a two or four piston set-up.

Warp 9 Racing, a relatively young company based in the US, supplies the wheels. In a short amount of time Warp 9 Racing has gone from an outlier to a company now providing wheels for OEMs and competing at a professional level against other more established brands.

The Redshift MX costs around $14,995 in the US which convers roughly to around AED 55,000. It certainly isn’t cheap and has no dealer network in the Middle East yet. However, this sure looks like the future of electric MX motorcycles.