All-Electric Harley Davidson LiveWire To Hit Indian Shores This Month
After its successful launching in July 2019 in the US, Harley Davidson is going to unveil its first all-electric motorcycle, the LiveWire in India on August 27. What’s more? Harley Davidson will also be showcasing another all-new motorcycle in its line-up the same day. The US unveiling of the bike got an extremely positive response and Harley announced the US pricing for the LiveWire. And now, Harley is ready to hit the Indian market with the all-electric bike with the American bike manufacturer likely to give more details about the launch during the unveiling event. But many Indian auto-enthusiasts and journalists feel the LiveWire might go on sale sometime later in 2019 or early 2020.
The first production version of the Harley Davidson LiveWire made its debut at the 2018 EICMA Motorcycle Show after it has been in the making for over five years now. The LiveWire has a new electric powertrain which the company calls the H-D Revelation, featuring a permanent magnet electric motor that is powered by a 15.5 kWh battery. The electric motor churns out 78 kW or 104.6 bhp and a peak torque of 116 Nm that is available to you from the moment you twist the throttle.
Harley claims the bike can do 0-100 kmph in 3.4 seconds and from 100 to 128 kmph in less than 2 seconds. Pretty impressive, haan? On a single charge, the LiveWire has a claimed range of up to 235 kilometres but on the Indian roads, among the Indian traffic, that range is to be tested. Harley’s electric bike also comes with a 12 V lithium-ion accessory battery to power the start-up and key fob recognition.
The LiveWire is one looker of a bike and the styling is right on-spot for a Harley. This new electric bike uses a lightweight cast aluminium frame with Showa big-piston upside-down forks at the front and a Showa adjustable mono-shock at the rear.
You’ll get a 4.3-inch TFT touchscreen infotainment display with tilt-adjust and comes with Bluetooth connectivity which means you can connect with your smartphone or wireless headset through the touchscreen.
The electronic aides packed in the bag for the rider under Harley’s Reflex Defensive Rider System (RDRS) are ABS, cornering ABS, traction control, cornering traction control; front-wheel lift mitigation and drag-torque slip control system. Harley is giving its rider 5 riding modes – Road, Rain, Range and Sport.
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