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American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson, is set to unveil the LiveWire in India tomorrow (27 August 2019). The all-electric LiveWire is likely to be launched at the end of the year, and is expected to be retailed between Rs 18 lakh and 20 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
The Harley-Davidson LiveWire is the American brand's first all-electric motorcycle offering. Harley-Davidson will celebrate its 10th year anniversary in India this month, and the launch of the LiveWire could mark the occasion.
When launched, the LiveWire will have no rivals because of its performance and price bracket. The motorcycle is powered by a water-cooled (PMSM) Permanent Magnet Synchronous Electric Motor producing 103.5bhp of power and 116Nm of torque. This is the most powerful engine/motor that Harley-Davidson has ever produced.
While the LiveWire is capable of some serious speeds, the motorcycle has been electronically limited to 185kmph. With the powerful motor this electric bike can accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in just 3 seconds.
The motorcycle features a 15.5kWh battery pack that supposedly travels 225 kilometers in city and 113 kilometers on the highway, over a full charge. The charging time needed for the battery to reach from 0 to 100% is 12 hours through a standard Stage-1 charger. The company also offers an option of Stage-3 fast charger which will charge the battery to 80% in just 40 minutes.
The all-electric offering from Harley-Davidson features design inspirations from their sportster family. The tank has a sportster look to it with charging slot replacing the fuel filler cap from gasoline motorcycles. It also sports an aluminum trellis frame which houses the powertrain.
The motorcycle features a full-LED headlamp housed inside a unique-looking headlight cowl. The rear LED tail-lamp has been neatly integrated under the rear seat, adding to the radical design of the bike.
Other features on the LiveWire include a Bluetooth-enabled 4.3 inch TFT display which offers a lot of information. It includes turn-by-turn navigation and shows the location of the bike. It also features Geo-fencing that notifies the owner when the motorcycle has been moved beyond a pre-defined perimeter.
The LiveWire comes equipped with a Showa up-side-down suspensions on the front, and a fully adjustable mono-shock suspension at the rear. Braking duties are handled by dual 300mm discs at the front, and a single 260mm disc at the rear. Both front and back get 17-inch alloys.
The motorcycle is rider friendly and features electronic aids to instill more confidence. This includes a six-axis IMU, a traction control system, a (DSCS) Drag-Torque Slip Control System that modulates torque at the wheel, and an (ABS) Anti-Lock Brake System with cornering ABS. Harley-Davidson retails the LiveWire internationally in three colour schemes: Lime Green, Orange, and Black.
Thoughts About The Harley-Davidson LiveWire Unveiled In India
With Harley-Davidson unveiling the LiveWire tomorrow we can expect the atmosphere to be "Electrifying". The LiveWire is not your typical electric motorcycle and means business. Here are the times of super-sport motorcycle biting the dust with instant torque from that insane electric motor powering the LiveWire and all it would make is a hum.