Harley-Davidson has been discussing the release of their first electric motorcycle LiveWire for a few years now and it will finally be available this September. It has a starting MSRP of $29,799 and will be available in three different colors Orange Fuse, Yellow Fuse and Vivid Black.
The EV motorcycle will go from 0-60 mph within 3 seconds with 105 horsepower and torque similar to most electric bikes on the market. The bike weighs 549 pounds with most of the weight in the battery, which will charge to full power in 60 minutes. Owners have the option of charging their motorcycle at home with a normal outlet or at any public charging stations that are available.
Test rides have shown it takes corners very smooth with an easy handle. The dash is a sleek touch screen, much like a tablet that comes with 4 different pre-programmed riding modes: sport, road, rain and range. Once you have ridden and gotten your own feel for the bike you can set your own custom modes.
Check out Cycle World’s video of all the features and review on the LiveWire.
The LiveWire is meant to be Harley-Davidson’s ‘reboot’ in the motorcycle world with the hopes of gaining new riders. We will see if this electric ride can live up to the customers expectations of the classic rumble that H-D is known for.
What do you think of the LiveWire?