Harley Davidson has confirmed the unveiling of LiveWire, its electric motorcycle in India, for next week. However, the bike won’t be launched anytime soon.
Harley Davidson has started its market in the electric vehicle segment, with its new production, Livewire. It is a production motorcycle, which was revealed some time back, but just for the global markets.
The LiveWire is priced at $29,799, that’s around Rs 21 Lakhs in India. In the USA, it is available for pre-order and the launch is expected to happen soon. So, Harley has now teased us with the LiveWire, as it has been listed on the company’s India website. It might be unveiled in India on 28th August.
It gets a 15.5 kWh capacity electric motor, which produces 105 BHP and 116 Nm of peak torque. The bike shoots from standstill to 100 kmph in just 3 seconds. The power figures seem alright but are actually lower than some other e-motorcycles.
It will be available with an AC wall socket, which will take around 12 hours for the motorcycle to be fully charged. The fast charger will take just an hour to be fully charged.
The suspension is handled by Showa separate function fully adjustable forks at the front and a fully adjustable rear mono-shock. The suspension travel stands at 115mm at both the ends.
Braking is handled by a 300mm disc at the front and a 260mm disc at the back, with ABS. The bike also gets a regenerative braking system with a drag torque slip-control system for traction control.
Harley claims that the LiveWire will offer a riding range of 113 kms on the highway and 235 kms in the city. The combined riding range is 152 kms, which might fall to around 100-110 kms in real-world riding conditions.
Features onboard include a 4.3 inch TFT display, Bluetooth connectivity, Turn-by-turn navigation, call and message alert, voice recognition, bike statistics and riding modes like Sport, Road, Train, Range and Three custom modes.
The weight stands at a staggering 249 kgs. For safety, it also gets a 6-axis IMU-assisted ABS and traction control system as standard fitment. So, do you think Harley Davidson should launch the LiveWire in India?