Harley-Davidson is fighting back against slumping bike sales with the introduction of its first electric bike.
The model is the 2020 LiveWire, and it’s a sleek new electric that takes inspiration from the brand’s flat tracking past. Of course, in place of a classic V-twin engine setup, the bike now boasts a large electric battery. And it looks very modern, a departure from Harley’s design comfort zone which brings the brand’s image into the 21st century.
Below the battery box is the bright silver electric motor, but performance specs are still a mystery. What we do know is that the bike will have a balance-free rear cushion-lite monoshock, Brembo monoblock brakes, and ABS units.
The LiveWire is expected to feature seven different riding modes, including four pre-programmed options and three customized choices. Selection is made easier by a TFT touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity.
Even though details regarding power, range, and pricing still haven’t been revealed, there’s clearly a lot to look forward to with Harley’s foray into the electric market. Interested customers can expect to place preorders early next year.