The all-new Harley Davidson LiveWire, the first electric bike from the company, is making its way to the UAE. You may have already heard about it, but let it sink in… a Harley Davidson motorbike without the noise. If doesn’t blast your ears off or shake your house when you rev it, can it still be called a Harley? You bet your bloody hommous and foul you can.
This bad boy combines high-performance with secksy design. So you are still getting the thrill of a Harley, but without hearing loss. I personally love it. I really do. So much so, Project Convince the Wife has commenced. That will stealthily begin by submitting subliminal messaging and then applying for the license. Yes, out of all the bikes launched over the last 22 years (since I could legally drive or ride), it took this to get me to the two-wheeler side. There may be many bikes out there that I have not seen or read about. But me thinks that this is as close, and soon, as we will get to see a great electric motorcycle hit our roads.
Battery and charging
The high-voltage battery on the Harley Davidson LiveWire provides 235 km of city range or 152 km of combined stop-and-go and highway range. Use the onboard Level 1 charger and power cord to connect to any standard household outlet and get a full charge overnight. For a faster charge, visit any public Level 3 DC Fast Charge station for 80% charge in 40 minutes or 100% charge in an hour.
The Harley Davidson LiveWire® offers seven selectable Ride Modes that electronically control the performance characteristics of the motorcycle and the level of Reflex™ Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS) intervention. Each Ride Mode consists of a specific combination of power, regeneration, throttle response, and traction control settings. LiveWire comes with four pre-programmed modes: sport, road, range, and rain, along with three ride modes the rider can customize.
H-D revelation powertrain
The permanent magnet electric motor can produce 100 percent of its rated torque instantly – it’s the reason for LiveWire® motorcycle’s incredible acceleration. It’s located below the battery to lower the center of gravity for easier handling.
Fully adjustable suspension
The high-performance SHOWA® front and rear suspension is fully adjustable. So you can dial in comfort and handling with precision for your own riding style.
The LiveWire® motorcycle rides on premium 180mm rear and 120mm front H-D/Michelin Scorcher Sport tires. They were designed exclusively to enhance the ride and handling performance of this ground-breaking machine.
A 4.3 inch, full-color, liquid-crystal, touchscreen display on the all-new LiveWire® motorcycle keeps you constantly up-to-date on your speed, range and battery status. Customize it even more with information like music, turn-by-turn navigation, alert information and more.
H-D™ connect service
H-D Connect™ connects to your LiveWire bike through your smartphone using the latest version of the Harley-Davidson® App. Check your bike’s vitals including battery charge status, get tamper alerts and stolen-vehicle tracking, and more. We are not sure if it is available now or what the retail price is. It starts at AED110,000 ($29,799) in the US. We’ve reached out to H-D, we’ll update you when we know.