Harley Davidson unveiled electric motorcycle LiveWire in India (file photo)
Harley Davidson has launched its first electric motorcycle and named it ‘Livewire’ in India. It is the first model in the electric motorcycle lineup from Harley Davidson which is priced at $29,799. Currently, it is available for USA, Canada and European countries and will be available soon in the Indian market and may be priced at around Rs 40-50 lakh.
Harley Davidson livewire comes with 103.5 bhp of power and 116 Nm of instant torque with which it can attain 0 to 100 kmph in just 3 seconds.
It is also loaded with Anti-lock braking system (ABS) cornering enhanced traction control system, rear wheel lift mitigation, as well as a drag-torque slip control system which manages rear wheel slip.
Harley Davidson LiveWire sport a high-voltage 15.5 kWh lithium-ion battery has a claimed range of 225 km while ridden in the city, with 142 km of claimed range on the highway. Additionally, a small 12-volt lithium ion battery provides power for start-up and key fob recognition.
Full charging time of the battery of LiveWire comes with a Level 1 on-board charger is 12 hours from a standard household power outlet, while a DC Fast Charger will fully charge the LiveWire in just 60 minutes.
LiveWire comes with a 4.3-inch color TFT touchscreen panel with seven riding modes including four pre-programmed modes – Road, Rain, Sport and Range along with three fully customisable modes.
The LiveWire sports rear-set pegs, Brembo calipers and a steel trellis frame with inverted Showa forks and a monoshock at the rear. It is also packed with equipment like Bluetooth connectivity, multiple rider modes and a full-colour TFT instrument console.
On wheel front, LiveWire runs on 17-inch wheels shod with Michelin Scorcher Sport tyres with a 180 mm rear tyre width and 120 mm front tyre width.