In 2014, Harley-Davidson introduced Project LiveWire - their first electric motorcycle. They gave consumers a chance to ride LiveWire and give their feedback and we were interested in what they said, so we thought we would share!
Matt Levatich, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson Inc., called the tour “a customer-led moment in the company’s history”.
Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire Electric Motorcycle Specifications:
- Lithium-ion battery
- 3 ½ hour charge time
- Level 2,220-volt input port
- Crinkle-finish one-piece cast aluminum frame and swingarm
- LED headlight
- Trick CNC-milled billet-aluminum front turn signal and mirror brackets
- Harley-Davidson-branded Michelin tires in 120/70-18 front and 180/55-17 rear sizes
Size and Sound
For a Harley-Davidson, the LiveWire is surprisingly compact. The seat is at a low height and has a comfortable, standard-style position. The rider can reach the bars easily. The LiveWire is not quiet. It gets its distinct, loud sound from the design of the motor.
According to Harley-Davidson, the LiveWire can reach 60 mph in under 4 seconds. After riding the motorcycle, customers agreed. Blake Conner,
The LiveWire electric motorcycle shows a new direction for Harley-Davidson and while they are unsure how traditional customers will react, Blake Conner says that “the Harley-Davidson LiveWire is the best electric motorcycle [he’s]