Harley-Davidson invests in Brisbane, California, startup to help make electric motorcycles

Harley-Davidson Inc. has made an equity investment in a California company that will collaborate with Harley to develop and produce electric motorcycles.

Alta Motors, whose factory is in Brisbane, Calif., designs and produces electric motorcycles, including the Redshift platform available in 19 states. A Harley-Davidson news release called Alta “a leader and innovator” in lightweight electric vehicles.

“Earlier this year, as part of our 10-year strategy, we reiterated our commitment to build…