2020 Harley-Davidson Livewire Review – First Ride

Livewire’s forward bend isn’t too extreme, but the ride does feel a little harsh, at least for lighter riders. An interesting feature is the Haptic Pulse, or “heartbeat,” of the motorcycle at a stop. Basically, when Livewire isn’t moving, it’ll deliver a pulse from the magnet spinning around the rotor that feels like a heartbeat every second or so. The dealer can set it to high, low, or turn it off completely. Our test bikes were set to low, and personally, it felt gimmicky; as if someone was behind me bumping my rear tire every second or two.