Alta Motors To Tackle Erzberg Rodeo

Cycle News Staff | May 8, 2018

Alta Motors To Tackle Erzberg RodeoAlta Motors says it’s going to field a two-rider team for this year’s Erzberg Rodeo in Austria, May 30-June 3. The squad will be made up of Alta Factory Racing team riders Ty Tremaine and Lyndon Poskitt and they will ride the company’s off-road Redshift electric-powered motorcycles in the 22-mile extreme off-road race. This will be Alta’s and Tremaine’ first time competing on Erzberg’s “Iron Mountain.” It will also be the first time that an electric-powered motorcycle will go heads up against the gas-powered bikes at Erzberg.

Alta Motors To Tackle Erzberg Rodeo

Alta Motors To Tackle Erzberg Rodeo
Ty Tremaine

“Having the opportunity to make history by riding the first electric is an honor,” said Tremaine. “After the past few months racing the Redshift, I am confident it will give me my best shot at conquering the Iron Mountain.”

Poskitt is an off-road veteran. He’s competed at Erzberg before and has also competed in the Dakar Rally, and he is the producer of the off-road motorcycle travel series, Races to Places.

“After challenging Erzberg on a rally bike last year, I’m eager to see what I can accomplish on a premium bike that is designed specifically for this environment,”

said Poskitt. “Partnering with Alta made sense because they’ve built a bike that delivers the control and power critical for this type of race—it just happens to be electric.”

Alta Motors To Tackle Erzberg Rodeo

Alta Motors To Tackle Erzberg Rodeo
Lyndon Poskitt

“We built the Redshift to compete head to head with the best gas bikes in the most brutal environments in the world. The Erzberg extreme enduro is the place to demonstrate that,” said Alta Motors Chief Technical Officer and co-founder Derek Dorresteyn. “The race comes at a time when electric bikes are struggling for acceptance in international competition. We are grateful that the Erzberg organizers share our belief that competition should be about advancing technology—not restricting it—and that they are providing a platform to demonstrate that electrics should have the right to compete.”

Alta Motors To Tackle Erzberg Rodeo

Alta Motors To Tackle Erzberg Rodeo

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