Harley Electric Motorcycle

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Harley-Davidson announced that it will launch its first production electric motorcycle within 18 months that builds upon their LiveWire concept from 2014. This model featured an aluminum frame, adjustable rear monoshock suspension, reversed front forks, and a 50-mile range per charge. Power wise, it put down 74 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque from a 10kWh battery paired with a longitudinally oriented motor. Continue reading for another video and more information.

“If you jump ahead 18 months to summer 2019, the announced timeline for the first electric motorcycle, that means when Harley introduces its new 2020 model year motorcycles the lineup will include the first model of this new electric line. It’s possible the electric model will be announced, shown, and officially launched in the summer along with the other bikes, but have a delayed production launch, maybe into the 2020 calendar year,” reports Yahoo.