[CES 2019] Harley Davidson announces Livewire, their first electric motorcycle

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Livewire, the name of the bike, will have an estimated range of 110 miles, but that’ll also depend on how much you’re using the throttle.

At CES 2019, there are a bunch of new products that each company is showing us what they’ll come out with next, Harley Davidson included. The iconic company has been making gas powered motorcycles for years and is finally announcing something new: an electric motorcycle.

The famous motorcycle company that started over 100 years ago is finally coming out with their version of an all-electric bike and it’s wonderful. Livewire, the name of the bike, will have an estimated range of 110 miles, but that’ll also depend on how much you’re using the throttle. There’s no clutch nor any gears to work with, so as soon as you twist the throttle, you’ll take off. Livewire can do 0-60 in 3.5 seconds.

Livewire

In case you were wondering about charging, it is a Level 1 charger and power cord that’ll connect to any standard household outlets but can take up to an entire day to charge if the battery is low. However, you can take the bike to any Level 3 DC fast charging station and charge the bike up much faster.

Harley did partner up with Panasonic to include a whole new experience while riding with H-D Connect Service. With cellular telematics connectivity from Panasonic, you can connect your smartphone to the bike via the Harley Davidson app allowing you to check the battery status, or it’s location, or even alerts if someone has bumped, messed with, or moved your motorcycle. The only drawback is that the H-D Connect Service will not be available in all markets and which markets it’ll be in won’t announced until August 2019.

Harley Davidson is putting the Livewire on sale for US$29,799. It will be coming out in August 2019.

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