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Harley unveils electric motorcycle

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Published : Nov 11, 2018, 12:05 am IST
Updated : Nov 11, 2018, 12:05 am IST

LiveWire will have seven riding modes, three of which are rider-defined and will be tuned with adjustable high-specification Showa suspension.

Harley has not disclosed any information regarding the price or performance of LiveWire, but some details of the rehashed spec were provided.
 Harley has not disclosed any information regarding the price or performance of LiveWire, but some details of the rehashed spec were provided.

The news of Harley-Davidson, one of the world’s leading motorcycle companies, coming up with its first concept electric motorcycle has been doing the rounds for the past four years. The wait is finally over as the Wisconsin-based company has unveiled the production-ready electric motorcycle named LiveWire at the EICMA motorcycle show in Italy. It will be available in the market only by next year, though.

Harley has not disclosed any information regarding the price or performance of LiveWire, but some details of the rehashed spec were provided. The bike will be powered by a permanent magnet electric motor that is located low in the motorcycle to lower the centre of gravity and improve handling at different speeds, thus making it easier to control when stopped. It will have two batteries that can be charged with a Level 1 charger that plugs into a standard household outlet. The power cord can be stored below the motorcycle seat.

LiveWire will have seven riding modes, three of which are rider-defined and will be tuned with adjustable high-specification Showa suspension. The bike won’t have that trademark gas-powered sound, so Harley has given it a tone that will increase in pitch and volume with speed.

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