EVLN: $30k HD LiveWire e-motorcycle opens a few eyes in August

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No more rumble: Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle arrives in
August, costs more than $30,000
Jan 8, 2019  Eric C. Evarts


2019 Harley-Davidson LiveWire gauge screen

HI-RES GALLERY: Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle

Forget loud pipes, the latest Harley-Davidson hums decisively as the rider
cranks the accelerator grip.

The iconic American motorcycle company has teased its efforts to develop an
electric motorcycle for several years. Now it has committed to an on-sale
date and price for its long-awaited LiveWire.

On its website, the company announced Monday that the LiveWire will be
available for $29,799, not including mandatory delivery charges, at
Harley-Davidson dealerships starting in August.

DON'T MISS: Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle to go into
production [

It also released more detailed specifications about the electric motorcycle.
Harley estimates the LiveWire's range at 110 miles from a lithium-ion
battery pack that sits on top of the longitudinal, permanent magnet motor
sitting at the bottom of the frame to lower the bike's center of gravity.
The company didn't release the battery size.

A CCS Combo charge port will sit under the port where the gas cap would be
on most bikes. It can give the LiveWire a full charge on a Level 3
fast-charge port in a little over a half-hour. The bike also comes with a
110-volt cord-set to charge overnight in owners' garages. Strangely,
plugging into a standard Level 2 electric-car charger won't deliver any
faster charge than using a standard outlet ...

Harley also quotes a 0-60 mph acceleration time of less than 3.5
seconds—seriously quick, but not as quick as a Tesla Model S P100D in
Ludicrous mode at a drag strip. (A bike probably doesn't need to be.)

The LiveWire's instruments sit on a full-color, 4.3-inch touchscreen that
can show navigation and audio streaming information (for helmet speakers),
as well as speed, remaining range, and other driving displays.

Riders can choose custom performance settings such as efficiency and
"throttle" response. An adjustable Showa suspension allows riders to dial in
their own settings for comfort and performance.

CHECK OUT: How I rode 4,000 miles on an electric motorcycle for $10 [

An H-D Connect cell phone app will allow owners to monitor charging and
efficiency as well as get security alerts if the parked bike gets bumped,
moved, or tampered with. It will deliver maintenance reminders and let
owners set "riding challenges" for the number of miles in a day, week, or
month and track their efficiency over time. Location data will show where
the bike was parked and provide a tracking service if it is stolen. The bike
has its own cellular data connection and the services are powered by
Panasonic's cloud computing.

The LiveWire comes in three colors: Harley orange, yellow, and black, but
buyers will have access to many of Harley-Davidson's custom features.

Bringing silent electric power to Harley-Davidson's freedom-loving base of
buyers could open a few eyes to the technology's potential.
[© greencarreports.com]

Harley-Davidson LiveWire Specs Revealed
Jan 10, 2019 ... We don’t have the full list of stats for the LiveWire, but
Harley did give us a few juicy tidbits ... maker is hoping to change their
fortunes with the all-new LiveWire electric bike ...

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