Harley-Davidson debuts motorcycle “that just happens to be electric”

Harley-Davidson has launched its first electric motorcycle , the LiveWire, which is set to go on sale in 2019. The production-ready prototype of the all- electric vehicle made its European debut at the Esposizione Internazionale del Ciclo, Motociclo Accessori , also known as the Milan Motorcycle Show, which opened on 6 November. The LiveWire bike is designed to appeal to new riders who are attracted to electrified vehicles, or who have been put off learning to ride by the prospect of having to manage the clutch and throttle to shift gears. Like most electric models already on the market, the LiveWire will be an automatic, "twist-and-go" motorbike, much like a standard scooter. Harley-Davidson announced LiveWire’s development back in July as part of a broader strategy to grow the brand. The company said at the time that it wanted to position itself as the leader in the electrification of motorsports. "Alongside our existing loyal riders, we will lead the next revolution of two-wheeled freedom to inspire future riders who have yet to even think about the thrill of riding," said Harley-Davidson president and CEO Matt Levatich at the time of the launch. Harley-Davidson will follow LiveWire with additional models that […]

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