Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle is coming this fall. The bike will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds, and because its electrically powered, it requires no clutch and no gear shifting, making it much simpler for new riders. Harley says it will be able to travel 110 city miles on a single charge, but doesn’t say how that translates on the highway.
LiveWire comes equipped with a telematics system called H-D Connect, which feeds data about the bike’s operations, including battery charging, service reminders, and possibly tampering, to the owner via Harley’s connected app. The motorcycle company claims LiveWire will be the first mass-market cellular-connected electric motorcycle.
And just because it’s electric doesn’t mean motorcycle lovers have to sacrifice that distinctive rumble of speed. Harley says LiveWire is designed to produce “a new signature Harley-Davidson sound as it accelerates.”
The electric Harley will set you back $29,799.
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