“It’s an expression of individuality and iconic style that just happens to be electric. Project LiveWire is a bold statement for us as a company and a brand.”
Harley-Davidson introduced the company’s first electric motorcycle. Dubbed Project LiveWire, the bike has a 130-mile range and will take between 30 minutes and an hour to recharge. The electric motorcycle is looking to be the first full-size electric motorcycle to enter and succeed in the mainstream United States market.
The LiveWire uses a lithium-ion battery and creates 75 horsepower, going from zero to 60 mph in four seconds and a maximum speed of 90 mph. The design of the LiveWire looks futuristic, with an exoskeleton made of aluminum supported by 18-inch tires. Other new features include turn signal and headlights that use LEDs and a torque system that is able to instantly respond to any kind of turn of the throttle.
The bikes will be embarking on a tour of US and Canada to allow as many people as possible to get a glimpse and a feel for the new bike. The tour is also expected to take in Europe in 2015 as the company attempts to perfect the bike’s design and gather as much feedback as possible.