Harley-Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorcycle Test Ride

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Harley plugs into consumers for feedback on its new electric motorcycle prototype. Cycle World get a first chance to test ride the Harley LiveWire.The LiveWire was pretty impressive for its day.

Capable of 0 to 60 in under four seconds and a top speed of nearly 100 miles per hour — but the 55-mile range (33 in a high-performance mode) along with the 3.5-hour charging time made it a little less versatile than a traditional gasoline motorcycle.

Presumably, Harley will use the next few years to engineer a newer, better powertrain that offers more range and quicker charging.Start up procedure goes like this: thumb the right bar-mounted rocker switch to On, which brings the display to life.

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Then select one of two modes, either Range or Power, then hit the “start” button which activates the longitudinally mounted three-phase AC motor, which is rated at 74 horsepower and 52 pound-feet of peak torque.

VIA Cycle World
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