It’s official: Harley-Davidson first fully electric engine will go on sale in five years, according to state officials of the US motorcycle brand, revered around the world for lovers of “two wheels” and known for its V- engine Twin air-cooled.
With LiveWire project tests almost two years ago – some customers, journalists and testers had the opportunity to experience the electric model of the brand – the feedback seems to be positive and valid enough for the Harley-Davidson proceed now with the production of a final version, so stated the vice president of the company, Sean Cummings, a recent interview.
Electrical technology that serves as a motor to the base is being developed by Harley-Davidson, while other technological details appear highlighted, as we can see from the pictures. The main attraction is the touch screen placed on the handlebar and in a position that allows the driver to perfectly handle the center of the bike system.
You can select the driving mode through this panel as well as view and control all vehicle information, such as remaining range, battery status and temperature of several components, among others. The same screen is adequate characteristics to “welcome” still maps based on GPS and other known features of other models and vehicles.
According to the website The Verge, LiveWire bike goes from 0 to 100 km per hour in four seconds and can reach a top speed of 160 km per hour. However, the current range of the electrical model will be improved during the production phase: a battery recharging takes 3.5 hours and gives only 89 km (53 in more sporty driving mode).
The LiveWire project put 6,800 customers Harley-Davidson experience with the new electric bike brand in 2014. Over the past year, 1,000 were selected in Europe (through a competition that has not gone through Portugal …) in order to collect first impressions of the model. Learn more in the FAQ in Portuguese we find in the brand site.
An interesting curiosity: we can see this electric Harley-Davidson led by Scarlett Johansson in the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, who went by the Portuguese cinemas in 2015. See below the video of the shoot.