Harley-Davidson has confirmed that the LiveWire, Harley’s first electric motorcycle revealed as a prototype in 2014, will be available for delivery later this year.
The LiveWire is the first of a new portfolio of motorcycles that H-D says provides an all-new two-wheel experience with thrilling acceleration, agile handling, premium materials and finishes, and a full suite of electronic rider aids and interfaces for a completely connected experience.
Moving it’s business to the electric avenue is part Harley-Davidson’s plan to reinvigorate its U.S. business, accelerate the pace of international growth, and establish the company as the leader in the electrification of two-wheeled transportation.
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According to H-D, the LiveWire accelerates from 0 to 60mph in under 3.5 seconds. The benefit of an electric engine is that the instant torque provided by the H-D Revelation electric powertrain can produce 100% of its rated torque the instant the throttle is twisted, and 100% of that torque is always available. Performance and range is optimised for the urban street-rider, with the ability to travel an estimated 110 miles of urban roads on a single charge.
The motorcycle also features premium technology. Electronic Chassis Control is standard and features a cornering-enhanced Anti-lock Braking System and Traction Control. The systems are fully electronic and utilise the latest inertial measurement unit and ABS sensor technology.
The LiveWire model is also designed to produce a new signature Harley-Davidson sound as it accelerates and gains speed. Pricing of the LiveWire starts from £28,995, and pre-orders will open soon.