Harley Davidson showed off a prototype of its LiveWire electric motorcycle in 2014. Harley Davidson showed off its first electric motorcycle for the first time at the Milan Motorcycle Show after almost four years. This bike will be a part of the LiveWire Range, and it will go on sale all over the world in 2019. Harley-website Davidson’s says that LiveWire will be out in August 2019.
We finally know what the first Harley electric bike will look like. But we don’t know what they are. We can’t wait to see how well this bike works in the real world. How far can you ride on a full charge? Topspeed? Well, Harley Davidson knows that curiosity is the best way to market, and they use it to its fullest.
This motorcycle will be called “LiveWire,” which is the same name as the prototype. 2019 will be an interesting year for Harley-Davidson, not just because they are releasing a new electric motorcycle, but also because they are in the middle of a trade war started by US President Trump.
The first prototype of the LiveWire could go from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds, had a top speed of 92 mph, and could stay charged for 55 miles in Eco mode.
Even though the speed is fast, the prototype only had a short range. But both of these numbers should get better when the real Harley LiveWire comes out. Take a look at this official video:
Since electric motorcycles are new, there isn’t much information about what to expect from them. We do have Zero motorcycles that can go about 100 miles on a single charge. The electric bikes made by Zero Motorcycles have done pretty well. But we think the electric Harley will blow the market because of how well-known the brand is and how well it is sold. (By the way, have you seen the Harley Davidson bike?)
We are sure that Harley-Davidson has the technical know-how to make a great electric bike. They have a big budget for research and development, and they just put money into Alta Motors, which was founded with the goal of making electric motorcycles more popular.
The bigger challenge for Harley is figuring out where this electric bike fits in with their other bikes. Harley Davidson fans today love the sound of the V-Twin engine under them. And that famous potato is an important part of the Harley Davidson brand. LiveWire won’t let that happen, and it’s hard to change what fans believe.