It has been known for a while now that iconic motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has been working on its first all-electric product. The company has now provided the price and launch details for this motorcycle. It’s going to be quite expensive compared to some other electric motorcycles currently available on the market, but then again, they’re not Harley-Davidsons.
Harley-Davidson will begin taking pre-orders for the LiveWire, its first all-electric motorcycle, before it’s launched in August this year. The prices for this motorcycle are going to start at $29,799. That’s quite a bit more than the existing electric motorcycle options available on the market today. They include the likes of Zero which sells its Zero S model for $10,995.
According to the company, the LiveWire is capable of going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 3.5 seconds. Since it’s all-electric, it doesn’t require any clutch or gear shifting, which means that it can put the power down more quickly. This will also make it easier for new riders to get the hang of it.
Harley-Davidson hasn’t said how much range this motorcycle will have on the highway but does mention that the LiveWire is good for 110 miles on a single charge in the city. It also features a telematics system called H-D Connect which sync data about the bike such as battery charging and service reminders to a companion app.
One of the best things about the Harley-Davidson motorcycles has been the exhaust note. You wouldn’t get that from an electric motor but the company has found a way around it to appease fans. It says that the LiveWire will have the capability to make a “new signature Harley-Davidson sound as it accelerates.”