The LiveWire logo is a little bit too retro for my tastes, but otherwise the package in impressive.
Yeah, you would have thought that they would have been a little more “digital” with their badging, considering the liberal use of LEDs. They’ve used their “new” logo before and it’s understated here; used as a backdrop for “Harley Davidson” on the “tank”, and embossed on the motor case below the right foot peg.
Hopefully you take your core demographic along with you but the risk of not changing fast enough far enough is to become Oldsmobile. Props to HD on pushing it.
Indeed. But they aren’t leaving it up the the Old’s Cool crowd. This is the first weekend (New York) of a 30-city LiveWire Road Show. You can bet the design crew will be taking note of public reaction.
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I’m curious if that is the actual sound it makes. Sound seems like a challenge here for the Harley traditionalist.
One of my BMW cronies quipped that it would take at least 50 amps to make it sound like a “Harley-Davidson”.
And 0-60 in 4 seconds is no squid … that’s a comparable sport bike time > Motorcycle 0-60 Times | Find 0 to 60 & Quarter Mile Specs for Cruisers, Sport Bikes & Other Motorcycles
Personally, I like it. A lot. Typical of electric vehicles, I’m sure it’s legs are not that long, but it would be the perfect twenty-mile-commute bike. Replacement battery cost is an unknown, but any rechargeable battery has a definite cycle-lifespan. Brammo includes a 24-hour roadside assistance service for the first two years, and a 5-year, 50,000mile, transferable battery warranty, so it will be interesting to see how Harley responds to that.
I think the design looks pretty well done and I’m impressed that they seem to be the first major motorcycle manufacturer taking electric seriously.
Like you said yo. Evolve or die. I think H-Ds had their eyes on the guys up in Oregon, Brammo. The Brammo Empulse has a six speed gear box which enables it (company claim) to attain 100mph, and a 100 mile range. Price? $19Large, but there is a $2,500 "incentive; $16,500 - on the high end of the performance/price envelope, but considering the fuel and reduction in maintenance costs it’s a realistic price.
Gee… I guess this make Brammo the first major electric motorcycle manufacturer.
And Brammo isn’t new to this market; they’ve been building electrics since 2010.