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Harley Davidson to unleash first electric motorcycle

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Harley Davidson announced project “LiveWire” – Harley’s first electric motorcycle.

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Motorcycle giants Harley Davidson has announced project “Livewire” – an electric motorbike which they say can go from 0-100km/h in 4 seconds – without the noise.

Details about project LiveWire are minimal, there is no release date as of yet, nor any indication of the costs involved.

Harley Davidson however, are traveling across the U.S on a 30-day tour where potential customers will be allowed to test ride and give feedback on project LiveWire.

“Let’s unleash a new kind of freedom into the world,” the company says on its website. “Let’s re-imagine the possibilities and re-imagine the ride.

“By getting on the street with other riders to discover how heart-pounding and soul-satisfying we can make the ride. Do you want in?The tour will eventually be brought to more location in the U.S as well as Europe sometime next year.”

Whether lovers of the signature loud engines will embrace the quieter electric version is something we’ll have to wait and see, but social media has generally reacted with great anticipation and enthusiasm to the news.

Harley Davidson released this video to introduce project LiveWire.



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  1. Arnoo 6 years ago

    I detest the noise of conventional Harley Davidsons. They are specifically engineered to impose their noise on everyone around them. An electric Harley could be a good improvement.

    • Miles Harding 6 years ago

      They will be in good company; Brammo and Zero are already winning the race.

      They will have to clip playing cards to the frame!

  2. RobS 6 years ago

    I am seriously tempted by an electric bike, probably a Zero, here in Tassie. With 95%+ renewables it is zero emission travel and with a few more solar panels near enough to free too. I think I will wait for a year or two more in battery technology and cost improvements then get on board.

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