2021 Harley-Davidson Livewire Adds Weight, Loses Power
Australian certification documents hint at bigger battery for Livewire
In between feedings for his newborn child, Motorcycle.com’s sleuth, Dennis Chung, has informed us that certification filings in Australia have given us a little bit more information about the 2021 Harley-Davidson Livewire. The first of the major manufacturers to produce a full-fledged electric motorcycle, the Livewire brings with it some cutting-edge technology and performance. Eventually, though, every motorcycle needs to get updated and the Livewire is no exception.
The Australian certification filing doesn’t necessarily tell us a great deal, but what it does tell us is pretty important: The weight has gone up and the power has gone down.
That’s all we know so far, but while initial impressions about more weight and less power are obviously bad, the reason behind it could be significant: more range via a larger battery. When it comes to electrics, consumers are always looking for more range. Obviously, a bigger battery is one way to get there. With a bigger battery comes some extra pounds, but we’re guessing Livewire enthusiasts won’t be complaining too much about these new changes.
This is all speculation, of course. We don’t know a thing about other updates or changes made – and you know there will be more. Once more information is made available, we’ll be sure to post it here.
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