Electric Hogs

Harley-Davidson electric bikes confirmed

Always wanted to own a Harley, but also conscious of emissions? The hog you’ve always coveted will be on the market in the next few years. Harley-Davidson confirmed May 11 that it is proceeding with its Livewire electric motorcycle line. President Bill Davidson announced the confirmation while at an 115th anniversary celebration of the company in Syndey, Australia.

Harley publicly stated in 2014 that the models would be available within a five-year period, so they’re likely well into production and should be on the market within the next two. The May 11 interview with Drive Magazine (which is not available online) also served as a larger announcement of plans for 100 new vehicle models within the next 10 years.

The company has been testing models since as early as 2014, when it allowed certain outlets exclusive previews to the original prototype, such as this video courtesy of Cycle World Magazine’s YouTube channel:

For those concerned with the bikes not having the same feel, Davidson has thought of that. He says the company is developing ways to mimic the authentic sound of a true Harley rev-up, likening it to the sound of a jet engine. He also said he sees the electric bike market in general as a huge opportunity for the company. More details on the Harley-Davidson Livewire project and its ongoing developments are available at the company’s website.


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