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CORider63

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  1. CORider63

    You asked...Alta delivers

    For me? Zero. Mathematically, if I was forced to source 1,500 batteries in order to get one replacement battery for my $12,000 defunct Alta battery, that would be a negative $14,988,000.
  2. CORider63

    You asked...Alta delivers

    So if you had balls....you would ride your bike more than 28 hours in a year...just sayin' Wrong quote?
  3. CORider63

    You asked...Alta delivers

    But, apparently, you can? I don't need to speak for anyone else, all you have to do is read the other posts in this thread.
  4. CORider63

    You asked...Alta delivers

    Ding, Ding, Ding! NOW, we're on the same page. None of the ongoing maintenance / operations savings make up for it's other drawbacks, FOR ME, nor anyone else in a similar position. How much is a spare battery? What's the resale value of the bike once the battery pack is shot? Will you still be ABLE to buy a battery for that model once it's shot?
  5. CORider63

    You asked...Alta delivers

    So if you had a family of 4, camped in the middle of nowhere with no cell phone or Internet service (and sometimes no people for days )for up to 9 days in a row and went for daily rides further into the mountains up to 100 mile loops / out-and-backs, what options do you have to an ICE bike?
  6. CORider63

    You asked...Alta delivers

    I think I understand where you are coming from, now. You seem to think that everyone should be in the market for an electric dirt bike. Let me try, again, I'll type slower, this time: 3. I don't yet have a "need" for a silent dirt bike and I absolutely refuse to sit around camp listening to a generator running for hours every afternoon /evening to recharge it. Edit: FOUR to EIGHT generators running...
  7. CORider63

    You asked...Alta delivers

    No argument, here; sounds like you're a lot closer to their target market than I am. 1. The price was too high for a 250 dirt bike for most riders. 2. The battery life and recharging requirements were too big of a drawback for me. 3. I don't yet have a "need" for a silent dirt bike and I absolutely refuse to sit around camp listening to a generator running for hours every afternoon /evening to recharge it.
  8. CORider63

    You asked...Alta delivers

    I'll leave you with two, last questions: 1. How many Altas did YOU buy? (Since they are so ahead of their time, and supposedly underpriced?) 2. How can you complain about the market value of your used 150 and the market value of a new 150, yet try to defend even the discounted price of the Alta which failed due to being priced above market value for the vast majority of dirt bike riders?
  9. CORider63

    You asked...Alta delivers

    1. Would Alta still be producing bikes if their business plan was working? 2. Would more people have purchased an Alta if the selling price were lower? 3. Can YOU understand that, regardless of the technology or the comparison to an ICE bike, it was priced too high for the vast majority of the dirt bike market? It IS still a dirt bike, after all.
  10. CORider63

    You asked...Alta delivers

    Nothing is "worth" more than SOMEONE is willing to pay for it. "COST" nor "MSRP", by themselves, determine what something is "WORTH". Look no further than the selling / asking prices of used vehicles. They are not necessarily "WORTH" the total of the money invested in them. Again, supply and demand. You seem to have trouble differentiating between the selling price needed to make a profit, and the actual market price / value.
  11. CORider63

    You asked...Alta delivers

    This is completely ridiculous. Harley was one of the only alternatives early on and was equivalent to their competition. Now, for both examples, it's all about name recognition and image, plain and simple. How's Alta's name recognition?
  12. CORider63

    You asked...Alta delivers

    Yes, and economies of scale only come with sufficient demand. Sales only come with sufficient perceived value. In order to generate initial sales, you have to be offering something that fits peoples wants / needs at a price they are willing to pay. You do understand that consumers have little concern with ensuring you make a profit regardless of your production costs, right? I'm not really sure, ask Alta.
  13. CORider63

    You asked...Alta delivers

    You're barking up the wrong tree with this angle; I already spelled out that same sort of mentality with the Harley sales volumes.
  14. CORider63

    You asked...Alta delivers

    No, but I want SOME usable advantage either without any drawbacks, or with an advantage so great that it offsets any drawbacks. That wasn't the case with Alta and most buyers.
  15. CORider63

    You asked...Alta delivers

    Nope, it still works on standard resolutions and there are multiple alternative sources.
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