The first Harley Davidson electric model may be completely different from the LiveWire project, as the company aims to develop a bike with a range at least double the 50 miles of the concept.
Harley Davidson's first electric bike will have higher ranger than the LiveWire concept.
The future belongs to the so-called ‘green’ vehicles as governments around the world want to project themselves as the saviours of the mother nature. Never in the history of mankind, special schemes/incentives were made to encourage people to buy vehicles (of any sorts). While we leave the debate – how environmentally friendly are electric cars? – to clever people of the world, we tell you about Harley Davidson’s first-ever electric bike. A Miwaukee Business Journal‘s report says that the Harley Davidson electric bike will be launched within the next five years. Sean Cummings, the company’s Vice President – Global Demand told this to the publication.
Harley Davidson unveiled its LiveWire project in the year 2014, and it seemed as if the bike was good to go for production. But the Harley Davidson electric model may be completely different from the concept, as the company aims to develop a bike with a range at least double the 50 miles of the concept. This will require more battery, and thus more space. This also means that the longitudinally-mounted motor, as seen on the LiveWire, will not work. The company will be forced to give up on the design of the prototype that had otherwise received positive feedback on its tour to different dealerships across North America and Europe.
Besides a high range battery, the company will also need a small-sized motor for its electric motorcycle to be practical to ride. Keeping all these things in mind, the designers at Harley Davidson will have to come up with a design that doesn’t look boxy or ugly either – quite a challenge. Some other manufacturers have already struggled with this in the past and failed.
While there is very less information available on Harley Davidson’s electric bike as of now, we expect the US based bikemaker to reveal more details in coming months. Check out this space for more updates on this.