New Delhi: First electric motorcycle of Harley-Davidson — LiveWire, will soon be released to the public. It is expected to go on sale in 2020.
In anticipation of the upcoming release, the iconic motorcycle company has announced that it will be providing two years of free charging for its eco-conscious bikers.
The Harley-Davidson LiveWire made its debut as a concept at the EICMA 2018 motorcycle show and at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2019. It will take pre-orders for its first electric model.
The LiveWire is powered by a new electric motor which Harley-Davidson calls the “Revelation” drivetrain. The new drivetrain uses a belt drive to power the motorcycle forward.
The electric bike also comes with a number of advanced features like a telematics system called H-D Connect which gives data about the motorcycle’s battery charge and service reminders to the owner via Harley’s connected app. Harley-Davidson aims to make LiveWire the first cellular-connected electric motorcycle.
The company claims that the bike comparatively fast for an electric motorcycle, having an acceleration of 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Ride assist features on the LiveWire include traction control and anti-lock braking system (ABS) which will be assisted by an inertial measurement unit (IMU).
Moreover, it also features a signature Harley-Davidson sound as it accelerates.’ Additionally, the LiveWire gets rear-set pegs, Brembo callipers and a steel trellis frame with inverted Showa forks and a monoshock at the rear. It is also packed with equipment like multiple rider modes, Bluetooth connectivity and a full-colour TFT instrument console.