In 2014, Harley-Davidson unveiled their prototype of an electric motorcycle, called LiveWire. This is Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle. Four years later, in 2018 Harley-Davidson announced that they will start the production of the LiveWire, and it would be ready to enter the market in 18 months, planning the preorders for January 2019. In September 2019 they started to make their first deliveries, but unfortunately, they had to put the deliveries on hold, due to a charging issue that was quickly resolved in October of the same year.
As we all know the classic Harley-Davidson motorcycles, with their V-Twin power engines, loud exhaust, and iconic design, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycle, targets a different type of customer, that doesn’t involve leather jackets and bad-ass tattoos.
On the bright side, we now have the Harley-Davidson LiveWire, which overall, is a great electric motorcycle. It has a city range of 234 km (146 miles), a combined range of 152 km (95 miles), and a starting price of $29,799. Harley-Davidson says that 180 km/h (110 mph) is the maximum speed, but as you already know by now, the torque of an electric motor is pretty incredible.
As a result of the LiveWire's arrival, Harley-Davidson broke the news in December 2021 that is separating its electric motorcycle efforts, which became a separate company called LiveWire, valued at $1.77 billion, and with a mindset to go public in the first half of 2022 as a (SPAC) special purpose acquisition company.
|engine specs||Type:||Electric liquid-cooled longitudinally-mounted three-phase induction electric moto||Displacement:||-||Bore X Stroke:||-||Compression Ratio:||9.71:1||Horsepower:||/ KW(hp)/RPM||Torque:||86/- lb-ft/RPM OR 117/- Nm/RPM||Fuel System:||Electric|
|transmission specs||Gearbox:||Single speed||Clutch:||-||Primary Drive:||-||Final Drive:||Belt|
|chassis specs||Frame:||Aluminium||Front Suspension:||Fully adjustable Showa Separate Function Forks||Rear Suspension:||Fully adjustable Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion piggyback reservoir shock||Front Brake:||Double discs 300 mm||Rear Brake:||Single disc 260 mm|
|dimension specs||Overall Length:||-||Overall Width:||-||Seat Height:||30 in OR 762 mm||Weelbase:||58.7 in OR 1491 mm||Ground Clearance:||-||Weight:||463 lbs OR 210 kg||Fuel Capacity:||-|
|power system specs||Power pack:||Lithium-ion||Nominal Capacity:||-||Maximum Capacity:||15.5 kWh||Charger type:||-||Charging time (normal):||-||Charging time (quick):||-||Range:||146 miles OR 235.0 km|
0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) in 3.0 seconds
60–80 mph (97–129 km/h) +1.9 seconds
Top speed: 110 mph (180 km/h), electronically-limited
Range: 110 miles (180 km)