Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric motorcycle is now available, in limited quantities, for pre-order across Canada, with deliveries starting in Fall 2019.
“We’ve had an unprecedented level of interest in the bike with so many people wanting to be first to get their hands on it,” says International Marketing Director Steve Lambert. “LiveWire is not only an exciting new product for the company, it is an incredible riding experience. We’re confident in its future and how it will help shape the two-wheeled electric vehicle market.”
Interested buyers can visit www.harley-davidson.com/ca/ to find their nearest LiveWire dealer and then place a pre-order deposit at the dealership.
Harley-Davidson is calling LiveWire the future of high-performance motorcycling, with the H-D-Revelation powertrain (a 55-kW motor) making the lightweight (weighing in at just over 200 kg) bike capable of accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in just 3 seconds and the next 30 km/h taking less than two seconds. Top speed is 180 km/h.
The 7-kWh battery will grant a range of up to 225 km/h, depending on use and conditions, and recharge fully with a fast charge in an hour (or up to 80% in 40 minutes). The front Brembo monoblock brake provides confident stopping.
Agile handling and comfortable ride are provided by a premium high-performance SHOWA front and rear suspension on an aluminum frame. Electronic Chassis Control is made up of the ABS, traction control and drag-torque slip control.
But LiveWire is more than just a capable performer. It’s also fully connected through the H-D Connect service, also allowing the bike to be connected to the rider’s smartphone to remotely monitor security and key bike health information, as well as stolen bike recovery.