The LiveWire Motorcycle story began with the introduction of the prototype in 2014. It reflected the vision and potential of the Harley-Davidson electric vehicle. After long testing and intensive development, Harley-Davidson LiveWire can provide a new and powerful experience for motorcyclists. The motorcycle is equipped with an electric motor and therefore has an impressive acceleration. This is enough to rotate the accelerator because it has no clutch or gear. The low center of gravity, the rugged aluminum frame and the highest quality adjustable pillows give LiveWire an outstanding momentum. Its power and driving distance are tailored to the city's motorcyclists.
LiveWire is powered by an electric motor with a permanent magnet that achieves maximum torque when the accelerator is rotated. The engine is mounted at a low level, thus creating a low center of gravity. Therefore, the motorcycle is well run at different speeds and can be easily driven by stopping. LiveWire emits a sound that stretches when the motorcycle rides. It reflects the smooth power.
Manufacturer photo / Harley-Dawidson LiveWire
Engine dynamics are complemented by a chassis. It is designed to provide driving and control targets on city streets and bypass roads. The engine is one of the elements of the aluminum frame, making the LiveWire design extremely durable. The motorcycle is also equipped with the highest-quality "Showa" suspension. The rear is a SHOWA BFRC-lite one shock absorber and a SHOWA SFF-BP front. This allows you to adapt to the rear shock absorber dynamics and runs at very low speeds. Ideal combination and control in typical city situations.
On the front of LiveWire there are Brembo monoblock brakes with double 300 mm discs. Motorcycle braking is accurate and safe. These feelings are enhanced by the Brake Assist (ABS) and Traction Control (TCS). The systems are already available in the standard LiveWire unit, along with the Michelin Scorcher (180mm wide rear and 120mm front) tires. The rider can choose LiveWire dynamic functions from 7 driving modes. 4 has already been developed by the manufacturer, and 3 can be customized to suit your needs.
The colorful and touch-sensitive display is mounted above the steering wheel and clearly shows the most important information. Adjustable height allows the rider to choose the most comfortable position. On the touch screen you can control Bluetooth, navigation, music and other settings.
Mainstream LiveWire lithium-ion battery is protected by a used aluminum body. The motorcycle also has a smaller 12 volt lithium-ion battery that supplies energy to light, signal, screen and other functions. Charging the motorcycle is possible with the first level charger directly from the home power outlet. It also operates the second and third-rate fast loading systems with the SAE J1772 connection to the US market or the CCS2-IEC connection to the international market. All LiveWire motorcyclists from Harley-Davidson will have a public charging station.
The LiveWire style reflects Harley-Davidson's design power and key element, focusing on the engine. Like the V-Twin engine as the brightest gemstone on the Harley-Davidson crown, LiveWire is the first to pull its gaze on its engine. Its mechanical and muscular appearance informs about the power of the motorcycle. In addition, the aluminum battery box is stylized with cooling plates. The frame is painted with special technology and therefore resembles anodised metal. Silhouette consists of a line extending from the battery extending to the back of the waistline. Meanwhile, the wing is so close to the wheel that it's almost not visible.
The new Harley-Davidson LiveWire will be operational next year, with details and pre-order delivery in January 2019.