On January 30, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Harley-Davidson company announced increased investment in electric motorcycle technology and a ramped up launch schedule for its first production electric ride.
While specific details of the promised electric motorcycle are under wraps, we can look to Harley’s LiveWire electric motorcycle concept for hints.
Last year Harley announced a 2021 launch for its first electric motorcycle, but this week’s announcement moves up the schedule.
With a reported 50-mile range per charge and estimates of 74 pound-feet of torque and 74 horsepower from a 10kWh battery and a longitudinally oriented motor, the LiveWire could be suitable for bar runs and short commutes, but inconvenient for longer rides.
We have no inside info on this (we’re trying) but we find it hard to imagine the final release, 2020 production bike will have more than a 100-mile range.
We don’t even know what Harley will call its first electric bike, although LiveWire will do just fine in our opinion.