Harley-Davidson To Unveil The LiveWire In India Tomorrow: Launch Expected By Year-End

Update: The Harley-Davidson Livewire has been officially unveiled in India for the first time.

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).

Harley-Davidson To Unveil The LiveWire In India Tomorrow: Launch Expected By Year-End

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.

Harley-Davidson To Unveil The LiveWire In India Tomorrow: Launch Expected By Year-End

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.

Harley-Davidson To Unveil The LiveWire In India Tomorrow: Launch Expected By Year-End

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.

Harley-Davidson To Unveil The LiveWire In India Tomorrow: Launch Expected By Year-End

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.

Harley-Davidson To Unveil The LiveWire In India Tomorrow: Launch Expected By Year-End

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.

Harley-Davidson To Unveil The LiveWire In India Tomorrow: Launch Expected By Year-End

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.

Harley-Davidson To Unveil The LiveWire In India Tomorrow: Launch Expected By Year-End

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.

Harley-Davidson To Unveil The LiveWire In India Tomorrow: Launch Expected By Year-End

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.

Harley-Davidson To Unveil The LiveWire In India Tomorrow: Launch Expected By Year-End

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.

Harley-Davidson To Unveil The LiveWire In India Tomorrow: Launch Expected By Year-End

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.

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Article Published On: Monday, August 26, 2019, 17:26 [IST]
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