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Harley’s new avatar!

July 30, 2019

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Harley’s new avatar!

While some detractors openly questioned whether the LiveWire electric motorcycle from Harley-Davidson would ever see manufacturing due to its lengthy, five-plus-year gestation, Harley addressed the issue at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show on January 7, 2019, and officially declared that the LiveWire will be produced in 2020, costing $29,799, which can be pre-ordered. Although manufacturing and delivery dates have been confirmed, Harley only slowly fills out the LiveWire spec sheet. This announcement did not include important details such as weight, energy, or battery capacity, but some fresh data were included. The LiveWire will be a high-performance bike, with a single-gear-ratio, clutchless machine ripping from a stop to 60mph in less than 3.5 seconds, topping out at 110 mph. Certainly, limitations of the highway range are one of the reasons why Harley Davidson places the LiveWire as an urban vehicle, best for ripping down the streets of the city or travelling to and from near the suburbs. The Harley Connect Service app will demonstrate you the LiveWire’s charging and service status as well as ping you if anyone touches or attempts to steal your motorcycle, in that case, the GPS tracking will be of help. For the first year of ownership, Harley Connect Service will be included but will be charged annually in the subsequent years. Harley Davidson insists that the electric motorcycles will be an important component of its future, and the two prototypes it introduced to CES in relation to the LiveWire indicate that the electric drive technology can bring back really lightweight, low-cost Harleys again! Along with the other Harley fans out there, we too are eagerly waiting for the feedback that Harley will receive post the CES event. Stay tuned!