Harley-Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorcycle

Expected Price

₹ 12,00,000
* Delhi. May vary.
Expected

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QUICK FACTS & SUMMARY
Body Type Cruiser
Fuel Type Electric
Top Speed 148 kmph
Shades Black
Vehicle Overview Harley Davidson Project Livewire would being the first ever electric motorcycle from the retro-modern cruiser brand. The motorcycle would carry an effective future friendly design and could help the brand establish itself in the slowly growing electric motorcycle market. It is said to be powered by an electric motor with 10 kWh capacity and claims 148 kmph of top speed. The electric drive-train is good for 74 BHP and 70 Nm of torque. As most other Harley Davidson motorcycles use smaller wheels, this street friendly concept will carry 18 inch front and 17 inch rear wheels. It currently has no rival in its segment while its overall mileage in one single full charge is still unknown.
ENGINE & GEARBOX
Engine Description Electric/Battery Powered
Maximum Power 74 BHP
Maximum Torque 70 NM
BRAKES & TYRES
Wheel Size 17-inch rear (180mm), 18-inch front (120mm)
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
SUSPENSION & CHASSIS
Front Suspension Adjustable fork
Rear Suspension Monoshock
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer None
Trip Meter Digital
Fuel Gauge None
BATTERY & LIGHTING
Pass Light
Battery Type MF
Capacity 10 KWH
Head Light LED
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
0-60 kmph 4.00 secs
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Step-up Seat/Split Seat

Harley-Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorcycle Review

22 Dec, 2015 11:02 AM

Overview

Harley Davidson is known for its massive productions in the biking segment and after a long research on a new segment of motorcycles. Project Livewire had a really tough time for Harley as developing a new source of power is something else, but fitting the same in a limited spaced motorcycle is really a tough job to be done. The result of the project was a massive looking cafe racer, which really shows how neatly technology has mixed with elegance.

Design & Style

The motorcycle has every bit of it wrapped in technology, yet on the other side shows how classic it actually is. Livewire has been developed with a motive to overcome the use of fossil fuels, yet has no compromise with the styling of the bike. LED's have been very nicely placed on each of the indication of the bike. The placement of the rear view mirrors below the handlebar makes a different style statement with the indicators embedded on them. Use of chrome at the necessary places truly justifies the perfection of the bike.

Instrument Console

The instrument console has been simplified and beautifully presented in the form of a single display unit, making no announcement whether it’s an LCD or an LED. Each detail would be digitally displayed and real time battery performance and statistics would be visualized.

Engine & Performance

The engine fully feeds on electric power and in return delivers 74 BHP of power and 70 NM of torque. On the Eco-friendly power source, the bike performs very well and achieving the top speed of 148 kmph is really an impressive factor for the motorcycle. It just takes 4 seconds to a 60 kmph sprint and with more research going on the project, further development is eagerly expected.

Brakes and Suspension

The Livewire gets a massive disc brake at the front and a comparatively smaller one for the rear. Provision of ABS is not yet declared. The front gets the adjustable telescopic forks whereas the rear is managed by a monoshock suspension unit. The front tyres measures 18 inch whereas the rear is 17 inches. The rear of the livewire gets a tyre-hugger as the length of the seat is not exactly long enough for a mudguard.

Shades and Expected Price

The livewire has been seen yet in the Black shade, with traces of Red, Grey and Chrome in it. It has been priced approximately INR 12,00,000 (may vary).

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