Harley Davidson Livewire

redrocker

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I like HD being progressive and looking to the future. Too many Harley people are mad about the company making a proto-type that is electric and totally different. I out grew crotch rockets when I turned 30, but it is still pretty interesting and I would love to see it in person. I am a fan of all motorcycles so I can appreciate it.
 

Stewo

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I like HD being progressive and looking to the future. Too many Harley people are mad about the company making a proto-type that is electric and totally different. I out grew crotch rockets when I turned 30, but it is still pretty interesting and I would love to see it in person. I am a fan of all motorcycles so I can appreciate it.
I see both sides. For instance, I'm an American V8 guy. The sound of one of those bad boys opening up is unmatched. I'm sure a lot of the Harley guys feel the same.
 

CyPlainsDrifter

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Pretty cool. As a tradition HD guy, I love that they are thinking outside the box to develop new technologies.
 

Cyclones_R_GR8

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They would probably be ok for the daily commute crowd but I like to be able to get out on a road trip once or twice a year and that won't cut it. I think they are claiming a range of about 170 on a charge.
It's a good start and I think it could be a hit overseas.
 

VTXCyRyD

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They would probably be ok for the daily commute crowd but I like to be able to get out on a road trip once or twice a year and that won't cut it. I think they are claiming a range of about 170 on a charge.
It's a good start and I think it could be a hit overseas.
I'm guessing if they put this technology in a bagger they could almost double the battery capacity with the extra room (not including the bags, they could be used for additional range). I would guess with the weight increase it would be capable of 250-300mi. This is nothing but speculation on my part.
 

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The Harley riders are growing older. Going to an electric bike is the next progression as they prepare for their electric scooters and wheelchairs.
 

Clone1138

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I think this is pretty cool. I hope it actually sounds like that, because that would be awesome.

I'm pretty happy with my H-D FXDB and have no plans to get rid of it, but the Livewire would be a fun bike to commute with. I'm sure a lot of the Harley crowd will poo-poo this but they're never happy with anything resembling change unless it's a bigger, louder engine.
 

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