Harley-Davidson will release its first electric motorcycle in 2019
Iconic US motorbike maker Harley-Davidson has revealed its plans for future products, including new electric models.
Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle, LiveWire, will launch in 2019. It 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 was designed at Harley-Davidson’s Product Development Centre in Wisconsin and will be built at Harley-Davidson’s state of the art manufacturing facility in York, Pennsylvania.
Current plans are for LiveWire to be available in North America and parts of Europe first.
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.
LiveWire is the evolution of Project LiveWire, electric prototype model created by Harley-Davidson in 2014.
The company used real riders to test out the motorcycle across the world, and feedback was collected on the experiences and features of the motorcycle.
In addition, Harley-Davidson will continue to develop its line of heavyweight motorcycles, as well as new middleweight and lightweight motorcycles.
“The bold actions we are announcing today leverage Harley-Davidson’s vast capabilities and competitive firepower – our excellence in product development and manufacturing, the global appeal of the brand and of course, our great dealer network,” said president and CEO of Harley-Davidson Matt Levatich.
“Alongside our existing loyal riders, we will lead the next revolution of two-wheeled freedom to inspire future riders who have yet to even think about the thrill of riding.”