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. 


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.


James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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