First Electric Harley-Davidson Bike To Launch By 2020

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American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has confirmed that its first ever electric motorcycle will hit the streets within the next five years.

Harley-Davidson's Senior Vice President of Global Demand, Sean Cummings, in an exclusive interview with the Milwaukee Business Journal stated that the American motorcycling icon would have a production version of its first electric bike on the road by 2020.

Harley's electrification news comes as its rivals Victory Motorcycles has already started bringing out their own electric vehicles (Victory bought electric bikes to the Isle of Man TT Race and plans to do so at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb as well).

Harley-Davidson had unveiled the Livewire Electric bike a few years back and sent it on its merry to generate customer feedback.

However, we are still not sure whether it will be the Livewire that will be coming out as the production bike, as when it was first showcased in 2014. Harley announced that each LiveWire would cost them around $50,000 (Rs. 33.5 lakh) to produce.

The Harley-Davidson LiveWire is powered by a three-phase induction motor producing 74bhp and 70Nm of torque.

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Story first published: Monday, June 13, 2016, 12:56 [IST]
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