Harley-Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorbike

When the Harley-Davidson LiveWire concept was announced it obviously received mixed reviews from the motorcycle community.

Project LiveWire has been unveiled to the American media but at this point does not have a public release date. Entering the electric market won’t come easy for the company that famously attempted to trademark the distinctive sound made by a Harley V-twin engine. The LiveWire bike is touring US dealerships to get feedback from customers and fans but Harley-Davidson claim it’s not 100% ready to go to market as yet. Currently the bike will only do 55 miles to a charge with the company working hard to increase that number without loosing current performance. 

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Initial reviews say the bike is light, agile and super smooth (there’s no gearbox) with impressive numbers to match. It’ll do the 0-100 sprint in under 4 seconds and a top speed of 150km/h. Whilst the general consensus has been positive, fans say the lack of that true Harley noise is both a turn off and a potential safety issue. It is however not uncommon for the motor industry to amplify exhaust notes, perhaps Harley will take note.

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James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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