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Electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire priced at $29,799

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Re: Harley-Davidson LiveWire

A Harley that doesn't make any noise?
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Re: Harley-Davidson LiveWire

I read somewhere previously that the range is like 100 miles, I hope you are not looking to go far. Oh wait, it's a Harley... it will go 1,000's of miles in the back of a trailer.


My joking aside, I've always heard that Harley was a "lifestyle" company. The badass rumbly V-Twin rugged biker. Will it still be a Harley without the noise? How does that translate to an electric motorcycle? I'm going to make a "bold" prediction and state that the LiveWire will not slow Harley's fall from grace.
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Re: Harley-Davidson LiveWire

Could they make an uglier back fender?? What the entire fuck?!
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Could they make an uglier back fender?? What the entire fuck?!

Maybe it also functions as a rear wheel kickstand????

Or is just supposed to look like one.
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My joking aside, I've always heard that Harley was a "lifestyle" company. The badass rumbly V-Twin rugged biker. Will it still be a Harley without the noise? How does that translate to an electric motorcycle? I'm going to make a "bold" prediction and state that the LiveWire will not slow Harley's fall from grace.




The millennials have a different lifestyle. This is meant to appeal to them. Probably uses their smartphone as the instrument panel.
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The millennials have a different lifestyle.
Maury, this is very true, but I thought that millennials are foregoing vehicle ownership.

That really does make me wonder who bikes are being designed for these days.
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Re: Harley-Davidson LiveWire

A $30k bike that only does ~110 miles between charges... Hmmmm..I wait and see the future..
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Re: Harley-Davidson LiveWire

Sorry, guys, but I sorta like this thing. I think it looks good - and a lot better than most of their other stuff. The horizontal ribs or fins on the "engine" block look cool.

If it accelerates and handles as well as reported in the to date, sketchy reviews, it should be a hoot. I bet anyone on this board would burn through the 110 mile range in no time at all!
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Re: Harley-Davidson LiveWire

I got to ride one of the Livewire bikes that they took on tour a couple of years ago. Trust me when I say, these bikes make plenty of noise. It's just more like a loud whine than a rumble but dang near as loud. The prototype bike that I rode had a range of 80 miles on econ setting and 40 miles on performance mode. I rode it in Perf mode and it had enough snap to get a little bunny hop out of the front tire in a 30 mph roll on. It was quick but felt very heavy and far from flickable.

I wonder how long it takes to charge it?
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Re: Harley-Davidson LiveWire

Where does the sound come from? They don't have exhaust pipes do they? is the engine just noisy? Never heard a loud electric vehicle before..

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Re: Harley-Davidson LiveWire

The sound is programmed in...

https://jalopnik.com/heres-what-the-...nds-1830322760

...other wise the inherently quiet bike would scare the bageezuz out of unsuspecting pedestrians..
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Jay Leno's take....

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Where does the sound come from? They don't have exhaust pipes do they? is the engine just noisy? Never heard a loud electric vehicle before..

It was a really loud whine that came from the motor/drive that got continually louder and higher pitched as my speed increased. It was a prototype so maybe they've improved that in this version?
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Re: Harley-Davidson LiveWire

$30K - 100 mile range? Not for me, not yet. I'd be curious to see what sales look like, I suspect that there will be dust on the showroom models.
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$30K - 100 mile range? Not for me, not yet. I'd be curious to see what sales look like, I suspect that there will be dust on the showroom models.

Yeah, if I lived right in the twisties where the 100 mile range was no factor, would I buy this bike to ride there? No.

It seems like urban bikes would be the first place to go electric and those shouldn't be 500 lbs. I don't know what the sales numbers are for the R9T or even the BMW scooters but I bet they'll be way better than the Livewire bikes. The Zero bikes also look like fun urban assault vehicles.
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Two more HD electrics introduced at the CES....





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