Emmitsburg Farm Ride, 5/7

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Re: Emmitsburg Farm Ride, 5/7

Post by smdub » Fri May 08, 2020 8:14 am

davej wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 7:21 am
What a fantastic day, thank you bucho!!!

I lost the key to my surron at the gas station on the way up. Ironically, I didnt buy any gas there and I brought only electric motorcycles with me :dry:

Both Sam and I were feeling out new electric bikes so we had some new challenges. I need a skidplate, pronto. I'm not used to dealing with a bike with linkage rear suspension :dirtdog:
Did you just get the Alta? There was a MX for sale in VA that I literally missed by an hour :(

I've ordered the hdpe bash plate for my SurRon (https://racespecsurron.com/bash-plate-guard-sur-ron/) I ordered about a month ago and AUS post still has it. :dirtdog:
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Re: Emmitsburg Farm Ride, 5/7

Post by davej » Fri May 08, 2020 9:27 am

Sorry smdub, that's the one. If it makes you feel any better, I'll gladly swap bikes with you when we finally meet somewhere. :cheers:

I usually try to keep things secret so I can surprise my buddies with my latest and greatest gimmick bike. This is indeed the latest and greatest, "it's real and it's spectacular" :lol2: :whoop:

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Re: Emmitsburg Farm Ride, 5/7

Post by Boom Boom » Fri May 08, 2020 10:23 am

I have a friend in Pittsburgh with 2 Alta and loves them. Impressive range also.
Did Alta go out of business?
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Re: Emmitsburg Farm Ride, 5/7

Post by smdub » Fri May 08, 2020 1:20 pm

Boom Boom wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 10:23 am
Did Alta go out of business?
Yes :(
The KTM Freeride-e and upcoming SurRon Storm Bee are the closest equivalents to the Alta but neither makes as much power or the range AFAIK.
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Re: Emmitsburg Farm Ride, 5/7

Post by Bucho » Fri May 08, 2020 4:27 pm

Boom Boom wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 7:33 am
What a perfect day to burn a vacation day. Great fun, endless options.
Thanks for the invite
Thanks for coming out and giving us a little "push" for real trials sections. I really enjoy my trials bike, but most of the time I just have fun with it riding in the woods.

Im also looking forward to using the nice arrows/signage for some trails.
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Re: Emmitsburg Farm Ride, 5/7

Post by Twist » Sat May 09, 2020 7:39 am

smdub wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 1:20 pm
Boom Boom wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 10:23 am
Did Alta go out of business?
Yes :(
The KTM Freeride-e and upcoming SurRon Storm Bee are the closest equivalents to the Alta but neither makes as much power or the range AFAIK.
I'm told by the KTM dealer in Easton that they've only imported a few E-Rides to test the market and haven't yet committed to a US release of the bike. I've got a 1290R Super Duke I'd trade for one if they'd release it this year.
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Re: Emmitsburg Farm Ride, 5/7

Post by smdub » Sat May 09, 2020 9:07 am

There are a few new ones avail on Cycle Trader so some are definitely here.
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Re: Emmitsburg Farm Ride, 5/7

Post by KRKid » Sat May 09, 2020 10:26 pm

Bucho wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 5:59 pm
Last trail of the day for some guys. I'm sure Wes is cursing me right now.

Phil, I think you’re pretty good at that. I know I was on the ground more than up the time I was able to make it to your ride. I’m sure it was more operator error on my part though. Hope I can make it out for another ride soon, always a great host.

Your Beta must be getting lonely now that your a trials rider. Lol!!

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Re: Emmitsburg Farm Ride, 5/7

Post by Twist » Mon May 11, 2020 7:20 am

smdub wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 9:07 am
There are a few new ones avail on Cycle Trader so some are definitely here.
I stand corrected. It looks like they've only authorized a few dealers in the US to sell the bike and they are available. My guy in Easton Maryland isn't one of them. There's a 2020 less than 90 miles away. Hmmm...
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Re: Emmitsburg Farm Ride, 5/7

Post by smdub » Mon May 11, 2020 8:49 am

Don't know if you follow the electric forum on ADVR but there is a fellow who has reviewed his 2020 KTM E
https://advrider.com/f/threads/2020-ktm ... n.1443417/
I've read some other reviews comparing the 2017 to 2020. Sounds like they really did increase the battery capacity. There is also a good youtube review on the 2020.
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