Harley-Davidson has announced their 2020 model line-up and they have added a few new bikes this year. Harley’s first electric motorcycle the Live Wire is set to be released next month with a sticker price of almost 30 thousand, which has shocked most consumers. The main goal of the electric motorcycle was to attract new, younger riders but they might be shying away with that high of a price. Gary Gastelu from Fox News says “open your check book because this thing is an absolute thrill ride”. The Live Wire will go from 0-60 mph in only 3 seconds but it will not have the rumble that Harley-Davidson’s are known for. Gastelu explains that with that price it may be hard to move these bikes but this is just the start for Harley making more electrics bikes in the future, hopefully with much less of a sting to your wallet.
As far as Harley-Davidson’s more classic models they are also adding a few new and changing up old. The Low Rider S will now be available which will focus on performance, they have enhanced this models power and handling with the classic Softail feel. It will have the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine and starting price of $17,999.
The Heritage Classic, a favorite among Harley-Davidson riders, will have major nostalgia with “gangter-era style and vintage details.” HD explains it would have been the bike Bonnie and Clyde would have chosen. Starting at $18,999.
For the first time ever, Harley-Davidson is introducing a CVO Tri-Glide. This bike will be fully loaded, a touring lovers dream come true! It comes with “Reflex™ Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS), a new collection of technology designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking.” Starting at $48,999.
The Road Glide Limited will also be available, replacing the Road Glide Ultra. This bike will include new premium finishes to make your long trips as comfortable as possible. You can also upgrade to the new black finish instead of chrome. Starting at $28,299.
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.
Legendary motorcycle designer Arlen Ness known as “The King of Custom Motorcycles” would have turned 80 years old this July. He sadly lost his battle with cancer back in March of this year. His motorcycles are a work of art and he changed the motorcycle community forever.
Arlen first started tinkering with his Harley-Davidson back in 1947, that sparked his joy of building and customizing motorcycles. He was known for creating custom motorcycle parts and many of his designs included outlandish paint-jobs and even some with gold-plated handle bars, making his designs truly unique. Ness received many accolades, including a lifetime achievement award from the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and was also inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame back in 1992. His death is a significant loss to the motorcycle community and and everyone that knew him. Arlen Ness’ builds will live on as some of the most innovative and iconic in history.
Here is a beautiful video of photos from his life, submitted by his friends and family. Video made by Robert Pandya; Warren Zevon and Aaron LaCombe added the wonderful music.
A letter recently received by Arlen’s wife, Beverly from President Trump with his condolences.
Great video of Arlen describing his first custom bike ‘Untouchable’ and how he began following his passion.
He was an amazing and inspiring man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Arlen’s family and friends.
Here’s a super clean Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe. This video was uploaded by American Motorcycle Trading Co. This Harley is no longer is stock, but it sure is a classic beauty. It’s got some nice sounding Samson exhaust pipes, gorgeous shimmering classic olive paint, white walls, and spoke wheels. Continue reading “Classic Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe”→
Winter is a biker’s worst enemy. When the snow hits hard, many riders have to park their motorcycle it in the garage and pray for spring. However, these young riders refuse to abandon their bikes for the season. So, how can a biker can make the most of a snow day? Take a ride on the “Snow Devil”, of course, a chopper style snowmobile. Continue reading “Riding The “Snow Devil” The Chopper Style Snowmobile”→
We stumbled upon this extremely rare custom tractor bike and thought that it was too cool! It’s not the prettiest thing or the fastest, but if you love rusty old tractors or rat bikes this tractor bike build is brilliant. Check out the footage of this tractor bike in action below. Continue reading “Incredible Motorcycle Built From An Old Tractor”→