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Harley Davidson / Electric Motorbike, “Livewire”, Launched in 2019

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The Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle will arrive in 2019.
On January 30, 2018, Harley-Davidson announced at its headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, increased investment in electric motorcycle technology and an accelerated launch program for its first electric production model.

The details of the electric motorcycle are secret, The Harley LiveWire electric motorcycle concept can be a reference. Harley announced for 2021 the launching of his first electric motorcycle, but it seems to advance the events.

The concept of LiveWire had an aluminum frame, adjustable rear monoshock suspension and inverted front forks. The position and appearance of driving were similar to current naked sports motorcycles. With a reported range of 50 miles per load, it had a power of 74 horsepower and 74 foot-pounds of torque. With a 10 kWh battery and a longitudinally oriented motor, the LiveWire could be suitable for moving around the city and some other short trip, but inconvenient for long trips.
It is likely that some concepts of LiveWire will be maintained.

For the rest, Harley-Davidson announces its new line of year models for next summer. The announcement of the 2018 lineup last summer irritated more than one with the demise of the Dyna line. However, the new Harleys pleased many, with an expanded Softtail family.

The motorcycle industry is falling all over the world. Compared to 2016, sales of Harley-Davidson retail motorcycles fell 8.5 percent in the United States, 3.9 percent internationally and 6.7 percent overall.

All the major brands of the engine seem determined to join the fight against climate change and say goodbye to the gasoline engine. Something that on the other hand represents no more than a return to the origins, since the first cars that started rolling more than a century ago were electric vehicles: the inventor of the light bulb himself, Thomas Edison, drove one of them.

In the 1990s General Motors, launched an electric model, the EV1, with a performance far superior to the rest of its range and a very competitive price that made it a sales success.

The current trend is hybrid and electric models. The reduction of emissions is gradually being imposed as a factor of competitiveness, ahead of power or speed. The prestige today gives it to circulate clean.

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