Harley-Davidson livewire Stories July 8

Harley-Davidson today launched the first model under the company’s new all-electric brand, LiveWire. The first bike released with the new badging has been named the LiveWire ONE and comes with a significantly lower price than Harley-Davidson’s previous LiveWire electric motorcycle.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories June 21

In less than three weeks, Harley-Davidson’s electric motorcycle line LiveWire will release its first bike under the new brand, and with full support of the company’s electric-friendly CEO.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories March 9

The Harley-Davidson LiveWire appears to be getting an update that affects some of its keys specs, namely weight and power.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories January 12

Harley-Davidson recently updated the Future Vehicles section of its website, removing some previously featured models. One of those models was an electric motorcycle, prompting speculation that the motorcycle manufacturer might be calling it quits on electric vehicles.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories November 13, 2020

What happens when you race four wheels against two in an electric vehicle drag race, pitting American muscle against European engineering?

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories October 21, 2020

Harley-Davidson is recalling all 2020 LiveWire electric motorcycles produced within a certain date range due to a power loss issue related to the charging circuitry.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories September 28, 2020

Harley-Davidson used a combination of unreleased components, design modifications and good old-fashioned ingenuity to turn two of their LiveWire electric motorcycles from urban roadsters to overlanding adventure motorcycles for the Long Way Up series.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories September 13, 2020

Award-winning Pro-rider Angelle Sampey is no stranger to putting down fast track times. And now we’re getting a chance to see her put her skills to the test on a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle, ultimately coming away with a new record-breaking performance.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories September 2, 2020

Late last year, actor Ewan McGregor and his longtime friend Charlie Boorman began a 13,000 mile (21,000 km) trip from the southern end of Argentina to Los Angeles. They traveled on a pair of Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles with a pair of Rivian electric pickup trucks as support vehicles for a new show on AppleTV+…

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories August 14, 2020

Felix Stellmaszek is a spur-of-the-moment kind of guy; he says it’s just part of his personality. So when the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle owner was prepping for a cross-country move from Atlanta to California, he went from thinking “maybe I’ll just ride my LiveWire all the way there” to hitting the road just a couple of days later.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories August 5, 2020

When Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman set out from the southern tip of Argentina last year on a pair of Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles, we knew that we’d eventually get to see their hemisphere-spanning trip in the new series Long Way Up.

And now we’re learning that the long wait will finally be over soon.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories July 3, 2020

Sure, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle may be designed for urban riders, but that doesn’t mean it can’t handle long distance trips. At least that’s what Diego Cardenas just proved after completing a ride from the US-Mexico border to the US-Canada border to celebrate his 50th birthday!

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories June 10, 2020

The Zero SR/F and the Harley-Davidson LiveWire are perhaps the two most premium American electric motorcycles on the road today. They come from two very different companies but share more similarities than you might expect.

I recently tested both a $21,495 SR/F and a $29,799 LiveWire simultaneously, putting them up against each other to determine which one was the rightful king of the American electric motorcycles.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories May 15, 2020

Harley-Davidson might have underrated the LiveWire electric motorcycle, according to recent tests performed on the bike.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories May 13, 2020

This one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle is fighting COVID-19

The Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle is already rather unique among its peers, but H-D has created a special, one-of-a-kind LiveWire that is being auctioned off with the proceeds being donated to the United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.

Harley-Davidson livewire Stories April 4, 2020

Earlier this month we got a sneak peak at the first-ever drag race between a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle and Tesla Model 3 Performance electric car. The original video, shot from the stands, lacked any background info, and the winner of the photo finish wasn’t clear. Now we’ve got the full story behind the race (and we finally know the winner too!).

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories March 22, 2020

For anyone who thinks electric motorcycles can’t tour, check this out. A Harley-Davidson LiveWire was just used to break the 24-hour distance record for an electric motorcycle.

The bike reportedly traveled 1,723 km (1,070 miles) in 23 hours and 48 minutes.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories March 19, 2020

On a recent trip to Los Angeles, I got my hands on the new Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle. Over my weeklong trip it became my ride everywhere. From winding down Mulholland Drive to cruising along Sunset Boulevard to weaving through traffic on the 101, the LiveWire and I got to know each other pretty well during our relatively short period of time together.

And during that time I learned a lot about the bike. It’s not perfect; the LiveWire surely has its deficiencies.

But it also has a number of redeeming qualities that make it seriously deserving of a second look. And that also gives me hope for how Harley-Davidson can play a leading role in the rapidly evolving electric motorcycle industry.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories February 6, 2020

Who says electric motorcycles can’t be used for long-distance touring rides? Not Ewan McGregor. The way he makes it sound, it’s almost easy – or at least can come with only minor difficulties.

The actor recently spilled the beans with some interesting behind the scenes info about his 9,000-mile ride from the southern tip of Argentina all the way up to Los Angeles.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories December 16, 2019

The Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle is a lot of things, but “long-range touring bike” probably isn’t the first one to come to mind. Or at least that was until Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman shattered that notion with an epic road trip on a pair of LiveWire bikes.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories December 12, 2019

Don’t have $30k for a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle? Now you can rent one!

As much fun as it was riding the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle, I still don’t have a spare $29,799 to buy one. And you probably don’t, either. But what if you could rent one instead?

Harley-Davidson livewire Stories October 18, 2019

Harley-Davidson appears to have found some type of issue with the LiveWire, so the company has halted production of the electric motorcycle while it investigates.


Update: A Harley-Davidson Motor Company spokesperson tells us that LiveWire production and deliveries have resumed.

After completing rigorous analysis this week, we have resumed LiveWire production and deliveries. Customers may continue riding their LiveWire motorcycle and are able to charge the motorcycle through all methods. Temporarily stopping LiveWire production allowed us to confirm that the non-standard condition identified on one motorcycle was a singular occurrence. We take pride in our rigorous quality assurance measures and our drive to deliver the world’s best motorcycles.

We have confirmed that this was a singular occurrence on one motorcycle. Our rigorous analysis showed our strong quality assurance measures are working as designed. The findings also reaffirmed the strength of LiveWire’s technology and product design. Production has resumed and we are delivering to dealers.


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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories September 9, 2019

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are about to set out on their latest long-distance motorcycle trip for the TV series and this time, they are going electric with Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycles and Rivian electric pickup trucks for support. expand full story

Harley-Davidson livewire Stories July 14, 2019

This weekend I had the opportunity to test ride Harley-Davidson’s much anticipated new electric motorcycle, the LiveWire. As excited as I was to finally get a chance to ride the LiveWire before its release, I didn’t have the highest of expectations. I thought the LiveWire would be a bike that looked better than it rode. But as it turns out, the LiveWire is a high power beast just waiting to be unleashed.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories July 12, 2019

With the release of Harley-Davidson LiveWire quickly approaching, Electrek is in Brooklyn to take a first ride on the new electric motorcycle. And now we’ve just learned the full specs for the LiveWire. Read on to get all the dirt on this premium new electric bike.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories April 18, 2019

Harley-Davidson opens pre-orders in Europe & Canada for LiveWire electric motorcycle

Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric motorcycle has been available for pre-order in the US since January. But now the American-made electric motorcycle is available to our neighbors in the North and across the pond.

Harley-Davidson livewire Stories March 6, 2019

Harley-Davidson’s new LiveWire premium electric motorcycle will begin deliveries this fall. Ahead of production, the company has now released more finalized specs including better range than originally expected.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories January 10, 2019

CES is overwhelming to say the least, but we’ve crowned two products with our “Best of CES 2019” awards for their unique contribution to green transportation. Both are 2-wheeled vehicles but they couldn’t be more different.  expand full story

Harley-Davidson livewire Stories January 7, 2019

Harley-Davidson has been teasing its electric motorcycle LiveWire for over four years, and just recently announced plans for an expanded portfolio of electric motorbikes. Today they delivered on the first step of their promises in a big way.

The company is showing off not only the previously unveiled LiveWire electric motorcycle, but also two new electric two-wheelers at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. On top of the dramatic unveiling, Harley-Davidson has unveiled more specs regarding the LiveWire including the retail price and opened up pre-orders, with deliveries planned for this fall.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories November 6, 2018

Harley-Davidson has made a commitment to pursuing electric vehicle development, beginning with their LiveWire electric motorcycle program.

Today the company is showing off the final production prototype of their first electric motorcycle at the EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show, and we got up close and personal with it.

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Harley-Davidson livewire Stories June 14, 2016

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Harley-Davidson unveiled its Livewire project two years ago almost to the day. While the all-electric concept with only ~60 miles of range was lacking compared to other models already available today, it showed that one of the most iconic motorcycle company, which is also obviously entrenched in internal combustion engines, is at least looking at other powertrain technologies.

At the time, Harley-Davidson made it clear that Livewire was only a concept (and good-looking one – see pictures below), but now the company confirms that it plans to bring its first electric bike to market “within the next five years”. expand full story

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