After months of speculation, Harley-Davidson announced that he would sell his first electric motorcycle. It's called LiveWire, and its stocks will start this fall.
It is a huge and bold step for a relatively conservative American company whose emblem is the sound of the engine. Well, that LiveWire sound will not exist, at least in the way we know it.
Prices start at $ 29,799, and the Harley-Davidson LiveWire fee is 152 km. And if it can frighten the most damned fans of the brand, acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h has the potential to smile – because it's 3.5 seconds.
With the launch of LiveWire, it will become the most "connected" model in Harley-Davidson history. The machine is equipped with a Panasonic telemetry system and Harley-Davidson Connect technology.
The latter allows the owner to connect external devices to the motorcycle. It is this feature that will transform LiveWire into the first electric motorcycle in North America.
Conscious for the most conservative fans, Harley-Davidson has still equipped LiveWire with an electronic sound generation system that swears it only resembles the symbolic choking that we associate with classic models.
Harley-Davidson says they signed a contract with one of the largest chargers in the United States – Electrify America. As a result of this agreement, every customer who bought LiveWire in the period from August 2019. Until July 2021, will receive a 500 kV charge for a 500 kV station of the company within two years. In general, this free electricity is enough for 30 full charges of the motorcycle battery, as well as for mileage 4586 km.