Although elektromototsikly as electric cars, there has long been interest in the electric drive by companies such as Harley-Davidson is a great deal. "Harley" - an American classic and an object of worship bikers worldwide. For a brand that is associated with a snarling "choppers" and long journeys on the road - it's a very bold move. Motorcycle LiveWire
not yet sold, so its price and the exact characteristics are unknown.
Prototype where дали ride reporters
, has a capacity of 74 hp and accelerates to 100 km / h in less than 4 seconds - not too fast compared to sportbikes, but faster road bikes, which specializes in Harley-Davidson. Weight LiveWire - 209 kg. Accurate battery capacity is unknown, range on a single charge - about 100 km. Maximum speed is electronically limited to 153 km \ h. However, all these features may change before the appearance of the motorcycle for sale, LiveWire still only a concept.
Projecting elektrobayk, designers paid attention not only in appearance but also the sound of the engine. For the "Harley" sound in general has a special meaning - in 1994, the company even tried to register a "firm" sound of their bikes as a trademark. In principle, the bike with an electric drive can be made virtually silent, but it is the quiet hum of the drive instead of the usual sound of the petrol engine often repels potential buyer - a motorcycle sounds like a plastic toy. Creators LiveWire made it quite noisy, and the tone of his work resembles the sound of a jet engine. With a sound like a motorcycle ridden Batman in Christopher Nolan's trilogy.
LiveWire will present to the public during a tour of the famous Route 66
this year and next - will carry to Canada and Europe.