The US off-road media were out in force at Perris Raceway to take their first look and first ride of the all-new 2018 Alta REDSHIFT MXR this week.

We’ve put together a round-up of the first impressions and first rides of the Alta Motors electric motocross bike.

So what’s new and how does it compare to the previous fully-electric motocross bike from Alta Motors? Watch the videos to get some very interesting thoughts on the electric speed machine. Spoiler alert: they’re impressed.


The first video is from TWMX. It gives you a brief overview of the electric bike from Alta Motors’ Derek Dorresteyn. Test rider Pat Foster then takes over and gives his impressions after putting down some heaters. Another spoiler: he describes the REDSHIFT MXR as one of the best cornering bikes he’s ever ridden.

Vital MX’s Michael Lindsay gets his hands on the 2018 Alta REDSHIFT MXR for a first ride. How does it compare to a 250 and is it as competitive as a 450F? Watch the edit below to find out.

David Pingree from Racer X spins some laps and gives his impressions on the impressive electric motocross bikes.

Derek Dorresteyn talks to Vital MX about developing an electric motocross bike – some good insight with this edit but a little difficult to watch with heavy background noise.