Harley Davidson has been teasing the LiveWire from a while. But we always did wait for official figures and price. Well, the wait is now over as Harley Davidson showcased the LiveWire in CES 2019.
Times have changed, the bikes are getting equipped with advanced technology. So Harley Davidson chose the Consumer Electronics Show to showcase their latest offering. All the specs price and launch date dilemma have been sorted out. You can even pre-book the LiveWire.
So let’s talk specs. The LiveWire will be powered by the new electric “Revelation” drivetrain. 0-100kmph comes in around 3.5 seconds. The range is not that fantastic to talk about, it’ll do around 177km on a full charge. Don’t be sad as the electric motor won’t give you the regular Harley’s “potato-potato”. But Harley said that the LiveWire is made to make “a new signature Harley-Davidson sound as it accelerates.” We’ll see about that one for sure.
Charging can be done by three different level chargers. Level 1 charger comes standard which can be plugged into the regular power outlet in your house. Level 2 and Level 3 provides Fast Charge with a specific type of charging connectors. It also features RESS (Rechargeable Energy Storage System) and a secondary small 12-volt lithium-ion battery that for auxiliary outputs such as lights, horn and instrument display.
The bike gets a telematics system called “H-D Connect”, as the name tells it gives you all the info you need about the bike. Service reminders, charge times, range and battery charge through the Harley Connect App. The system gets LTE for connection.
It’s not all revealed out though, Harley being Harley never tells you the whole spec list. So information has been provided for the battery or the power it produces. But we do know that it’s not your typical touring Harley, provided the average range.
Suspension duties are carried out by Showa SFF-BP(Separate Function Fork-Big Piston) in the front, and a monoshock unit by Showa, BFRC-lite (Balanced Free Rear Cushion-lite). The bike gets traction control and ABS with an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). LiveWire gets 7 different riding modes, three of them are customizable. Braking is done by the Brembo 300mm dual discs up front.
Coming to date, deliveries will commence from Aug 2019. The United States will be the first to get the LiveWire and it will come to other countries later. The starting price will be $29,799 (21 lakhs). Harley Davidson has taken a right step into the upcoming future, let’s see how hardcore Harley fans like it. It will also help Harley gather some new customers.
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