American motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson isn’t living in the past. The Milwaukee-based brand continues to aggressively expand their product line, as well as investigate new and innovative products and technlogies. Last year, Harley introduced the community-driven RUSHMORE bikes, followed by a pair of street motorcycles. Earlier this year, they unveiled the Low Rider and SuperLow 1200T. Now comes a first look at the Harley Davidson LiveWire – an electric motorcycle concept.
LiveWire is Harley’s attempt to meld the brand’s classic style with latest technology. The electric concept sports a 74-horsepower electric motor that generates 52 pound-feet of torque. The bike has a top speed of 92 mph, and a range of 53 miles. There is a lithium-ion battery pack that can be recharged in 3.5 hours.
No other specs have been released.
LiveWire is still in the concept stage, but Harley said it will tour the United States and Europe with the bikes, allowing for consumers to test ride them, and provide feedback on design, function and performance.
The tour kicks off on June 24 and will ultimately go to more than 30 cities in the United States, before moving to Canada and Europe. Tour stops include New York City, Milwaukee, Boston and Philadelphia.