The motorcycle manufacturer announced it would begin taking pre-orders for its first electric two-wheeler LiveWire. After long wait Harley-Davidson’s first all-electric motorcycle is finally coming in August 2019. The LiveWire bike is designed to appeal to new riders who are attracted to electrified vehicles. And for those who have been put off learning to ride, due to pain of changing the clutch and gears.
CEO of company Matt Levatich said, “We’re at a historic juncture in the evolution of mobility, and Harley-Davidson is at the forefront. The company showed off two prototype electric bikes starting from 30K US Dollars.
Like most electric models, the LiveWire is an automatic, “twist-and-go” motorbike. Earlier, Harley-Davidson announced LiveWire’s development as part of a bigger strategy to grow the brand. The company is trying to position itself as the leader in the electrification of motor-sports.
Coming to EVs, the LiveWire can produce 100 percent of its rated torque the instant the throttle is called upon. Resulting in, the bike will hit the 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds. On the other hand, the distance is estimated is 110 miles on roads. Because it’s all electric, so, there is no clutch or gear shifting. Rather the LiveWire will operate simple operations for new riders. The LiveWire will produce a “futuristic” new signature sound as it accelerates and gains speed.
Not only that, the riders will also have access to a LiveWire-specific app that will offer up service and maintenance notices. Besides tell about the charging locations and vehicle location data, it will inform or warn you if someone try to steal the bike. Harley-Davidson Company said that, the LiveWire will have additional models to follow. And those will be lighter, smaller and designed to be “even more accessible” to new riders.