Harley-Davidson has made a bold attempt to create an electric motorcycle which still retains the vibrant thrills of riding a classic bike. The project is named HighWire, and it signals the company’s first foray into the world of electric vehicles. Coming in 2019, the LiveWire is a hotly anticipated machine which will herald Harley-Davidson’s first prototype for a future generation of luxury motorcycles. More are planned to follow in the following years, yet the success of the LiveWire project rests firmly on the shoulders of this initial model.
The LiveWire is an expression of individuality, authenticity, iconic style and high-power electric performance. The company promises the bike will retain the visceral riding experience synonymous with the brand. The bike will be imbued with instant torque and thrilling acceleration without a clutch, just twist and go! Its simplicity of use makes it an even more attractive prospect, especially for less experienced and younger bikers.
The LiveWire is the spawn of Project LiveWire and is a prototype for future machines. It was specifically tested by literally thousands of avid bikers from all over the world to provide first-hand feedback and inform what a genuine Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle should really be like. This ensures the machine will be an exciting and pleasurable motorcycle to ride in the true spirit of the brand. Each bike feels authentic and original and looks rather good as well!
Harley-Davidson expects the LiveWire to ignite interest in its future fleet of new electric motorcycles that will take the brand into the future. With a winning combination of classic and modern styling, high performance and an electric motor with zero emissions is a tantalising and highly anticipated prospect. Expect an exciting portfolio of two-wheeled electric motor vehicles to follow very soon.