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June 22, 2014

Harley-Davidson unveils LiveWire, the company’s first all-electric motorcycle

As the market shifts towards more eco-friendly vehicles, Harley-Davidson is taking the necessary steps to make sure that they are not that far off on the running. And as an initiative, they’ve launched the Project LiveWire Experience which allows American consumers to take their first electric-powered motorcycle, dubbed as LiveWire, out for a spin before it enters to mass-production.

harley davidson livewire

As seen on the picture above, the H-D LiveWire still has this undeniable Harley-Davidson feel to it despite of its redesigned body. But what’s interesting about it is that it doesn’t inherit the iconic rolling-thunder sound that its ancestors’ engine used to make, instead its electric engine emits this somewhat futuristic sound which the company calls as “unmissable”.

Harly-Davidson was mum about some of the details of the LiveWire, but they do claim that the bike’s all-electric motor is cable of jumping 0 to 60mph in under four seconds and can reach a top speed of 92mph.

The Project LiveWire will begin on the 24th of June and the company will go on a tour to conquer the first of three east coast cities in the Big Apple, then Boston and Philly. Harley-Davidson spokesman told reporters that they’re planning to take their new ride to other major cities in the North America region and eventually to other countries in Europe.

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5 Responses to “Harley-Davidson unveils LiveWire, the company’s first all-electric motorcycle”

  1. archie says:

    Electric vehicles will be better after Tesla gave out it’s patent on it’s battery technology. More electric vehicle producers means more options and affordable technology for consumers to eventually forget using petrol-based cars in everyday, private travel.

    • Mr A
      Twitter: solidad
      says:

      They basically did that so that everyone who makes electric vehicles will use their charging technology, making their standard universal. Meaning, other companies will be paying the bulk of the charging stations going to be build in the future and not them having to life the huge weight. It is more of a business strategy than anything else.

  2. Jes says:

    Wow! Astig nito. :D

  3. Hen-Sheen says:

    Siemens electric bike (dubbed as Smart Chopper)w/c was created by some Grease Monkeys in American Chopper, it took them a long while to assemble those cryptic parts. 20 years from now, smart electric vehicles will dominate the streets…..

  4. Hen-Sheen says:

    Siemens electric bike (dubbed as Smart Chopper) w/c was created by some Grease Monkeys in American Chopper, it took them a long while to assemble those cryptic parts. 20 years from now, smart electric vehicles will dominate the streets…..

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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