An electric Harley-Davidson in works !!

An electric Harley-Davidson in works !!

Known as the daddy of all motorcycles, Harley-Davidson motorcycles remained constant throughout the ages even with the varying styles and trends. But things gonna change now after the announcement of an all-electric motorcycle within 5 years.

Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire (6)
Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire

Known as the daddy of all motorcycles, Harley-Davidson motorcycles remained constant throughout the ages even with the varying styles and trends. The signature sound of a Harley-Davidson’s V-twin engine is so key to the motorcycle’s appeal that the company actually tried to trademark its’ bikes’ exhaust note. But things are gonna change.

Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire (2)
Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire rear 3/4

As per the reports by  Milwaukee Business Journal, the bike maker says that there will be an electric Harley within the next 5 years. Called the Project LiveWire, unveiled in 2014,  Wisconsin-based company gave media and customers go for test rides, but those bikes were never sold to the public and were never intended for a production run. Still, LiveWire’s existence suggested Harley was pretty serious about exploring the notion of an EV motorcycle — and apparently, the customer response was positive.

Now there’s no exact clue as to what this e-bike will entail, but it probably won’t resemble the 2014-era LiveWire. 

Powered by an electric motor and lithium-ion batteries, the LiveWire was capable of 0 to 100 in under four seconds and a top speed of nearly 160kmph — but the 89kmph range (53 in a high-performance mode) along with the 3.5-hour charging time made it a little less versatile than a traditional gasoline motorcycle.

Source: www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee

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