Everything you need to know about Harley-Davidson's new electric motorcycle
Harley-Davidson's first ever electric motorcycle has been a long time coming.
The motorcycle manufacturer announced it would begin taking preorders for its first electric two-wheeler— LiveWire, with deliveries expected later this year.
However, the new zero emissions machine is priced at a whooping US $29,799, making it one of the company's more expensive bikes to own. It's only slightly cheaper than the CVO family —the limited-edition performance line.
The company has released some interesting statistics for would-be buyers.
The bike will race from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds, and it requires no clutch and no gear shifting. The bike will be able to travel 110 miles in city conditions on a single charge. The bike also comes with an onboard Level 1 charger can connect to any standard household outlet and get a full charge overnight. The Livewire will also have its own signature sound.
But this isn't the only electric motorcycle the company plans to launch. It also displayed two new concept electric two-wheelers: one designed for the city, the other with off-roading in mind.
"Innovation that moves the body and soul has always been at the heart of our brand, and this next chapter in our history is about creating products and opportunities for existing and aspiring riders of all ages and walks of life. Our vision for the future is all encompassing. For all ages, from urban professional to exurban retiree, and from commute-minded to thrill-seeking, we are creating the products and opportunities for existing and aspiring riders to feel the transformative power of the two-wheeled riding experience. These two concepts are further statements towards that our commitment to lead in the electric mobility space that begins this fall with the production 2020 LiveWire," said Matt Levatich, Harley-Davidson’s President and CEO.
The company, which celebrated its 115th anniversary last year, is hoping to get new customers on-board and will be launching electric models through 2022.