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British Motorcycles

Alta Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Alta were motorcycles produced from 1969 to 1970.

•1969 The Alta motorcycles were trials machines built in Wales. They were developed following conversion work on road Suzuki machines. A Suzuki 118cc two-stroke engine was used on the Alta. The motorcycle had a dual-range gearbox to supplement the the three-speed one, so that it offered both high and low sets of ratios. The machine had a light-alloy monocoque frame.

•1970 The frame became tubular. Significant increases in costs brought the production of Alta to an end as the motorcycles would have priced themselves out of the market.

There was also an Alta made in Greece, and Alta Car & Engineering Co 1931-1947

Sources: Grace's Guide, EMU


Fri Oct 23 2015
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Alta all
I was a close friend of Keith Taylor who was the owner & designer.  I have a lot
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Barry Fox 017928515411
Swansea the home of Alta
Alta History



Wed Mar 26 2014
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Alta Suzuki
Trails AL 154
Here is a photo of Alta # AL 154 That I have owned since 1974. I am just starting a restoration on it.
Northern California. USA


Mon Jun 24 2013
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1970 Alta Suzuki
I have what i believe is a 1970 Alta Suzuki, mine has a 120(118 cc) Suzuki but it doesn't have a high/low trans in it. Do you have any pictures or info. that might help me figure out exactly what i have? Or any contacts that could maybe help me out?
USA




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