Harley-Davidson Shows All-Electric LiveWire Motorcycle in Milan
We know EVs are the future, but some of them will be on two wheels. The all-new electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire made its European debut in Milan. It’s being shown as a production-ready motorcycle. We’ve known it was coming and have seen prototypes since 2014. The U.S. debut was in Milwaukee during the company’s 115th Anniversary this past Labor Day weekend. Power comes from a permanent magnet electric motor that produces instant torque. Naturally it will be quiet, but you’ll know it’s coming because an engineered tone gets louder the faster it goes. The thrill of the ride gets even better with a rigid aluminum frame, a high-performance fully adjustable Showa suspension, and Brembo Monoblock front brake calipers. Just to make it more interesting the LiveWire comes with seven selectable riding modes.
Naturally there’s a lot of tech. A tilting color touch screen gives any rider a good view. Charging can be completed using the on-board Level 1 charger that plugs into a standard household outlet with a power cord that stores below the motorcycle seat. In a hurry? It’s also compatible with DC Fast Chargers. The all-new Harley-Davidson LiveWire will be on sale next year. We’ll know more specifics, like the price in January.