Livewire is Harley-Davidson’s first electric bike
- Five years after being showcased as a concept, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire has been revealed in its production-ready avatar at the 2018 EICMA.
- The first electric Harley-Davidson houses a permanent magnet electric motor that’s powered by a lithium-ion battery. The powertrain sits low in the chassis to aid riding dynamics. Recharging the motorcycle can be done via three different levels of chargers, with two of them being fast chargers.
- The LiveWire comes feature packed with a colour touchscreen display that has Bluetooth and navigation. Then, there’s Showa BFRC-lite monoshock at the rear and Showa SFF-BP forks up front.
- Braking hardware consists of Brembo Monobloc calipers up front. Seven drive modes are present onboard that can alter ABS, traction control and power delivery settings.
- As you might have noticed, many essential specs of the Harley-Davidson LiveWire like its kerb weight, range, power and torque still remain a mystery. We’re hoping most of these will be announced before the bike goes on pre-order in the US in January 2019.