Alternet Systems (ALYI) has finally released the first video of its BMW R71-inspired electric motorcycle, and it looks exactly nothing like what we had expected. If there’s a BMW R71 in its roots, then it is deep down there.
First, a bit of background here: Alternet has been threatening to produce an electric motorcycle for years now.
In fact, I first covered the announcement of the plans almost three years ago. That was when the company first declared it would build a retro-inspired electric motorcycle based on the 1930’s BMW R71 motorcycle.
The only problem is that ever since that day, we’ve only ever heard fluff pieces from the company. The bike was the very definition of vaporware: We heard all about how great it would be but never actually saw it.
Despite somehow sending out a new press release practically weekly, the company wasn’t providing any real news