In the flesh (well, metal) the bike is a beauty, bearing all the hallmarks of a Harley-Davidson but with a distinct lack of a gasoline smell.
Harley-Davidson LiveWire finally up for pre-order.
The LiveWire electric motorcycle has been previewed countless times in both the tech and motorbike industry.
Harley's first electric bike still sports a muscular build, but comes in a lightweight body with an electric motor and fully adjustable suspension.More news: PM Imran congratulates Indian cricket team for winning Test series in Australia
Harley-Davidson has released the long-awaited technical specifications for its first electric motorcycle.
Harley-Davidson has always been the standard bearer of loud, booming engines, but at Las Vegas' Consumer Electronics Showcase on Monday, the motorcycle company showed off its first ever pure electric bike. Relatively quick in its electric bike class, the LiveWire has an acceleration of 0-60 miles per hour with a time of 3.5 seconds.
Range for the LiveWire is claimed to be 177 kilometres on a single charge based on a mixed-use cycle. H-D's new Revelation electric motor, cradled in a cast aluminium frame, delivers 100% of torque from standstill, although no power figures were provided.
Though it's not in Harley's traditional wheelhouse, the LiveWire is a stab at expanding beyond the stereotypical chopper. Through the H-D Connect telematics system, riders will get information on their mobile devices about the bike's battery levels, including a charge station finding function that alerts riders to the closest charging point, if the bike's drained of energy.More news: Tommie Lee Faces 54 Years Behind Bars For Child Abuse!
It's 2019 so of course the bike is also "Smart".
This allows riders to stay fully connected to their bike and surrounding area to provide a better riding experience. It's likely that these will be the inspiration behind the upcoming electric production models.
"Our goal for these concepts is to not require a motorcycle license to operate and feature clutch-free operation, lowering the learning curve and increasing access to attract new riders in the process".More news: Idris Elba Enlists Daniel Craig for Latest James Bond Joke