Harley-Davidson is releasing details about the electrical bike it is rolling out this year. The company hopes it’s going to seize the creativeness of a new generation of riders and put a charge into its diminishing sales.
The LiveWire, which will quickly be available in a limited number of dealerships, will cost practically $30,000 and can go zero to 60 mph in three seconds. There’s no clutch and no shifting. Harley stated Thursday buyers can have entry to free charging at participating LiveWire dealers for the primary two years.
The Milwaukee motorcycle firm has struggled with declining sales and an aging client base within the U.S. and abroad. Its U.S. motorcycle sales declined 4.2%, and international sales fell 3.3% within the first quarter of this year.
Harley’s conventional, gasoline-powered cycles vary from about $6,900 for a compact, urban model to just about $44,000 for a fully-loaded touring bike.
Additional free charging will be offered by Electrify America, a Volkswagen subsidiary created to build charging sites after Volkswagen settled charges that it cheated on diesel emissions.
Zero to 60 in three seconds is definitely fast, however, when it comes to electrical-vehicle acceleration, a four-wheeler can still go sooner. The high-end Tesla Model S (P100D with “Ludicrous Speed”) can make that trip in 2.4 seconds.