Harley-Davidson Reveals ‘LiveWire’ Electric Motorcycle

The Harley-Davidson Motor Company is rocking down to Electric Avenue with Project LiveWire: a manufacturer’s initial electric motorcycle.

Not accessible for sale to a ubiquitous public, a association will launch a beta exam module subsequent week, permitting name consumers around a nation to float and yield feedback on a bike.

“America during a best has always been about reinvention,” Harley-Davidson COO Matt Levatich pronounced in a statement. “And, like America, Harley Davidson has reinvented itself many times in a history, that business streamer us each step of a way. Project LiveWire is another exciting, customer-led impulse in a history.”

A 2014 U.S. debate kicks off with an iconic debate down Route 66, with stops during some-more than 30 Harley-Davidson dealerships. The Project LiveWire Experience will continue in 2015, eventually expanding into Canada and Europe.

The trip kicks off subsequent week in New York, before streamer to Boston and Philadelphia, among other cities. Be certain to take a exam expostulate seriously: Future skeleton for sell accessibility will be shabby by user feedback during a Harley-Davidson tour.

Even those who aren’t protected motorcycle drivers can exam a electric sow around a Jumpstart unnatural roving experience.

Nextcar Bug artThe association is discerning to boot comparisons between a new creation and other electric vehicles already on a road.

“Project LiveWire is some-more like a initial electric guitar?not an electric car,” Mark-Hans Richer, arch selling officer, said. “It’s an countenance of individuality and iconic character that only happens to be electric.”

According to Harley-Davidson, a bike offers a “visceral” roving experience, finish with tire-shredding acceleration, and a new sound, that Richer calls “a graphic partial of a thrill.”

“Think warrior jet on an aircraft carrier,” he said. “Project LiveWire’s singular sound was designed to compute it from inner explosion and other electric motorcycles on a market.”

Visit a Project LiveWire website for some-more sum about a new bike, and specific dates and locations for a arriving tour.

“Because electric car record is elaborating rapidly, we are vehement to learn some-more from riders by a Project LiveWire Experience,” Richer said, adding that enchanting with fans will assistance a association “to entirely know a clarification of success in this marketplace as a record continues to evolve.”

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