Harley Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorbike
One of the things that can instantly identify a Harley-Davidson from other brands of superbikes is the characteristic roar of its big-displacement engine. For many, the mere sound of the engine is already enough to make them think that a Harley is just around the corner. But in a very uncanny twist, Harley-Davidson’s Livewire is super-quiet. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Livewire is a freak of nature in one of HD’s failed projects.
But the real reason why the Livewire is so quiet is that the motorcycle giant has completely ditched the classic gasoline engine in favor of an electric motor, the H-D Revelation. Well, just for the Livewire anyway. The thing with the Livewire’s electric motor is that it comes with a permanent powerful magnet. This helps ensure that the moment you flick your wrist, you are instantly treated to 100% of its rated torque.
Electric motors are quite popular for their acceleration and the Livewire is no different. It can best even performance supercars with its 0-60 MPH rating of under 3.5 seconds. There is no clutch to worry about or even gears to shift. The torque is instantaneous.
The sad thing about electronic vehicles is their range. And while the Livewire comes with a hypothetical maximum effective range of 110 miles, this can be much lower in real-world conditions. Nevertheless, being able to recharge the Livewire using the ordinary electric outlet in your home is neat enough. Of course, if you need fast-charging systems, then you’ve got to actively seek a Level 3 charging station.
You also get to use H-D’s Connect service which keeps you fully updated of the Livewire’s status including battery levels, current position, and even security.
The Livewire may not have the characteristic roar of a Harley, but its ride and appeal stay true to the brand’s character.