Harley-Davidson introduced in the United States the LiveWire ONE, the 1st electric motorcycle of its new brand, which arrives at a lower price than when it sported the ‘Harley-Davidson’ emblem.
Yes, the LiveWire ONE is the same electric bike that had been launched by Harley, but now comes out with the new ‘LiveWire’ brand. H-D plans to make the ‘new bike’ available in international markets from 2022.
In the United States, the model had been launched with a price of US$29,799. Now, under the new brand, it is advertised for $21,999, that is, price reduced by 26%.
Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson:
“As part of The Hardwire Strategy, we made a commitment that Harley-Davidson would lead in electric. We recognized the pioneering spirit and brand value in LiveWire for our community and took the decision to evolve the original LiveWire motorcycle into a dedicated EV brand. Today’s LiveWire ONE builds on the DNA of Harley-Davidson but with the electric focus and ambition of the new LiveWire brand. Harley-Davidson and LiveWire will continue to rewrite the motorcycle rulebook and we are excited about this next chapter in our legacy.”
With evolved software and hardware, LiveWire ONE builds on the experience of the original LiveWire and reflects the new identity of the LiveWire brand.
How is LiveWire ONE
This is the first in an all-electric lineup, offering thrilling acceleration, responsive handling, premium materials and finishes, and a full suite of electronic aids and interfaces for a fully connected experience.
LiveWire ONE accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 96 km/h) in approximately 3.0 seconds and has a range of 146 miles (235 km) on just one charge. As it doesn’t have a clutch or gears, just turn the throttle to start, with instantaneous torque. It is designed to reach a top speed of 110 mph (177 km/h).
The Revelation™ powertrain provided by Harley-Davidson delivers linear and constant acceleration from 0, producing 105 horsepower and 86 ft. lbs. (117 Nm) of torque.
The lightweight cast aluminum frame is designed to deliver agile handling for confident control on urban streets and a sport-inspired ride on the open road.
SHOWA® SFF-BP® fork and BFRC™ rear shock are world class suspension components, offering full adjustability and a build designed to deliver precise handling in urban environments.
According to them, this bike was made to be fun to ride, with an extremely low center of gravity, due to the positioning of its engine and battery. In addition, it has electronic controls, such as Cornering ABS, Traction Control and Riding Modes, among others.
Finally, you can connect LiveWire ONE with a Smartphone via Bluetooth and have access to turn-by-turn navigation, in addition to answering calls and listening to music. Plus, you’ll always be able to check your bike’s location, monitor alerts and track recharging status.
For more information, visit https://www.livewire.com/.