At the CES conference in Las Vegas, Harley-Davidson released details on their upcoming electric motorcycle, the LiveWire 2020 motorcycle. Let’s cut right to the chase. The new model will be priced at $ 29,799. Which, yeah, that’s a bit pricey, but not really an unreasonable figure for a motorcycle from H-D.
Harley says the 2020 LiveWire will go 0 to 60 in under 3.5 seconds and has an estimated range of 110 miles. There is no clutch and no gear shifting, which will obviously take some getting used to, unless you’re riding an Alta. The frame is made from lightweight cast aluminum and there is a touchscreen display.
What About Charging?
Harley says that the LiveWire 2020 bike can be charged at “any compatible charging station” and times are as follows:
- Level 1, 13 miles range Ph of charge.
- Level 2: It can be connected to a Level 2 charge unit but will be charged at the Level 1 rate.
- Level 3 192 miles range Ph charged.
The LiveWire will be available at select dealerships through North America and Western Europe in fall of 2019. Learn more at harely-davidson.com
Now, on the pretext of Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA 2018), Harley-Davidson repeated the movement. But releasing more details.
For example, now released a video; where it is possible to see, now, what would be the final design of your electric motorcycle. At the same time, they revealed their definitive name: LiveWire (duh).
And they fixed their supposed definitive date so that it goes on sale, in the year 2020. That is practically 12 months after originally promised. And unfortunately there are no juicier details about this vehicle.
Harley-Davidson promised that he will soon reveal the price on the sale of his electric motorbike. Also releasing more details about their capabilities.
Speed of the LiveWire 2020 Motorcycle
Of the prototypes before spread we know that they reached almost 150 km / hr at their maximum speed. They had 74 horsepower and their battery was recharged in only three and a half hours. This news could be almost disappointing.
2019 is going to be an exciting year. We have been waiting for months for what we have been promised from Milwaukee and little by little the Harley-Davidson LiveWire 2020 bike is letting know some of its secrets, in this case the price.
We know that the LiveWire 2020 bike will arrive at the end of 2019 as the first great electric motorcycle from a top brand, and it is possibly the model in which Harley-Davidson has deposited a high percentage of its future. To face it. We must recognize that the belt has been tightened because we did not believe that an electric motorcycle of this size would be under the barrier of 34,000 euros.
The Harley-Davidson LiveWire will arrive in Europe at the end of 2019
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (United States) has been the setting chosen by Harley-Davidson to reveal the greatest novelty that surely will bring us the year 2019. The first great electric motorcycle of a traditional brand of motorcycles is getting closer and closer.
Now, finally, we have been able to know its price. In a territory as little known as the CES, the Milwaukee have staged all their artillery, a change of generational direction with which they will try to position themselves in front of the vanguard in the electric sector of the two wheels and be responsible for placing the bar from where the rest of the brands will have to play.
The truth is that the design that has staged the brand of the eagle leaves LiveWire 2020 motorcycle in a quite favorable situation with well-resolved shapes and a very attractive set despite the bland central block of the battery pack. Otherwise there are modern lines but inspired by their traditional products, resulting in a kind of power cruiser modern appearance and well compensated.
Harley-Davidson has also unveiled some technical data on the LiveWire 2020 motorcycle, as it will be able to launch at 100 km / h from standstill in 3.5 seconds, which will feature regenerative braking or the inclusion of HD Connect for total connectivity with the smartphone (motorcycle status, route data, manupulation alerts, GPS location and maintenance reminders).
Theoretical Autonomy of LiveWire 2020 Motorcycle
Entering flour, Harley-Davidson has finally confirmed the theoretical autonomy for his motorcycle, encrypted at about 175 km for each full load, a somewhat conservative figure. In addition to including suspensions with electronic regulation, ABS with brake assistance in curve and traction control based on an inertial measurement platform used for the first time in the brand.
The Harley-Davidson Revelation engine does not make noise per se, but it will have a generation of artificial noise to give character to the model and make it different, enhancing the driving experience and increasing safety for the rest of the road users, so that can hear the LiveWire 2020 motorcycle approach from afar.
“It’s a historic moment in the evolution of transportation, and Harley-Davidson is at the forefront,” said Matt Levatich, CEO of Harley-Davidson. “Innovation has always been at the heart of our brand, and this new chapter of our story is about the creation of products and opportunities, both for current riders and aspiring riders of all ages and social conditions.” Well, in reality all social conditions will be a way of talking, maybe thinking about the brand’s more affordable electric models, because the price of the Harley-Davidson LiveWire 2020 bike is set at 33,700 euros. It is not exactly cheap, but within the H-D range is not that it is something exorbitant.
By the way, in relation to this, Harley-Davidson has presented two additional electric motorcycle prototypes, more similar to leisure and delivery bicycles respectively, aimed at urban mobility to achieve HD’s goal of revitalizing its business in the United States of America. here in 2027 and expand into other markets.
At the moment there is no specific commercialization date, but the Harley-Davidson LiveWire 2020 bike will reach the different world markets by the end of 2019.
HD Connect service
This technology converts the LiveWire 2020 motorcycle into the first large series electric motorcycle with mobile connection in the North American market. With H-D Connect, a series of data is collected and transferred to the application to provide direct information to the user’s mobile phone about.
The motorcycle LiveWire represents the future of Harley-Davidson
As the first model of a new range of motorcycles that will provide a totally new experience on two wheels, the LiveWire 2020 bike offers exciting acceleration, agile behavior, first quality materials and finishes and a complete set of assistances and electronic interfaces with the pilot to create a fully connected driving experience.
The LiveWire 2020 bike features provide stimulating riding for the most experienced motorcyclists, while its use without a clutch also makes it easier than ever for new users to access it.
Among its most outstanding features are: Incredible acceleration: From 0 to 100 km / h in less than 3.5 seconds. The instantaneous torque provided by the electric drive H-DRevelation can produce 100% of its nominal value at the same time that the accelerator is turned, with 100% of that torque always available.
Ease of use “Twist-and-go”: Electric power does not require the use of clutch or gear shifting, which greatly simplifies its use for new users. All pilots will appreciate the retention effect provided by the energy regeneration mode, which adds charge to the battery, especially in urban traffic with continuous stops and starts.