The folks in Milwaukee didn’t invite Asphalt & Rubber to the Harley-Davidson Project Livewire launch and subsequent press embargo, so I’m not going to lose too much sleep over publishing the latest find from our Bothan spy network (for the record, A&R has never broken a press embargo that we were invited to).
That all being said, here are the first official photos of the Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle — the Bar & Shield brand’s foray into electric motorcycle scene — for your viewing pleasure.
Details are still spotty of course (update: you can read the tech specs here), so we will leave that bit of journalism to the publications that Harley-Davidson deemed worthy (maybe it was something we said?). For our part though, we can see a full-glass dash though, which is another first for Harley-Davidson, as well as an LED headlight.
The big kickers will be the price and range, of course. South of $20,000 and north of 100 miles would really make Project Livewire a strong contender on the market. It will remain to be seen if Harley-Davidson can get under/above those two metrics, respectively, though.
That aside, tomorrow is a big day for Harley-Davidson as a company, and for motorcycling in general. If a conservative lifestyle-driven company like Harley-Davidson is embracing electric motorcycles, what does it say about the future of electrics in general?
We thought Harley would be the last brand on the market with an electron-powered motorbike, now it turns out that they’re one of the first. And we have to say, we like what we see. How about you?
Source: Bothan Spies