Harley-Davidson LiveWire: August, 2019

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Four years after introducing the prototype, Harley-Davidson is finally ready to go electric, announcing the impending launch of the LiveWire production model in August next year.

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Harley-Davidson LiveWire Prototype First Ride

The electric 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire will be “the first in a broad, no-clutch “twist and go” portfolio of electric two-wheelers designed to establish the company as the leader in the electrification of the sport. LiveWire will be followed by additional models through 2022 to broaden the portfolio with lighter, smaller and even more accessible product options to inspire new riders with new ways to ride.”

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It’s official, and the 2019 LiveWire looks like it’s ready to seriously ride, complete with full-size sport tires and big dual disc brakes up front. Other than that, however, important details, like range and $$$, remain unavailable…

Harley-Davidson also teased other electric models to be released further down the road. Unlike the LiveWire, these models will likely use technology developed by Alta Motors, which Harley-Davidson recently invested into (ED: the arrangement between Alta and H-D has since been dissolved). Based on trademark filings, we expect the electric powertrain will be known by the brand name “ H-D Revelation.”

The LiveWire is just the beginning in its electric push, says the Motor Co.

In the sketches above and in the video above, Harley-Davidson showed several designs for potential models including what looks like some sort of utility bike with a cargo area and a bicycle-style electric motorcycle.

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Bigmosickle Bigmosickle on Jul 30, 2018

    Please offer choices in terms of price, range, power and styling (traditional, futuristic, etc.). Consider offering a base model(s) that an be upgraded to a larger battery and motor.

  • Matthew Gibbens Matthew Gibbens on Jul 31, 2018

    Can it go at least 100 miles on the highway and have DC fast charging? If not, then I'll be waiting a bit longer.

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    • Sayyed Bashir Sayyed Bashir on Aug 02, 2018

      So where will you be charging it? You have any CCS charging stations near you?