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The Harley Davidson Livewire electric bike thread

Discussion in 'Electric Motorcycles' started by Kawazacky, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Kawazacky

    Kawazacky Mad Typist Supporter

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  2. Dave in Wi

    Dave in Wi Long timer

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    Wow, look at the chassis on that thing ( yes I mean the bike). Mono shock, USD forks, looks very cool.
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  3. BryonLewis

    BryonLewis Been here awhile

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    main question is price, is it too much to hope for that it be reasonable and comparable?
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  4. Solarbronco

    Solarbronco Long timer Supporter

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    Wow, an electric Harley. No matter what we may think of Harley, the electric bike wave is gaining momentum.
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  5. big_sur

    big_sur Way faster than you

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    That's awesome news for the electric market. Maybe they'll even throw some R&D at it.
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  6. CB024

    CB024 Adventurer

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    That should be interesting. I was looking at those Zero electric bikes a while back. If I didn't have a car allowance and company gas card I would seriously consider one of the Zero bikes.
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  7. L.B.S.

    L.B.S. Long timer

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    Carrot Top on a Copper Top :lol3

    (I think the bike looks cool)
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  8. devo2002

    devo2002 Long timer

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    Looks like a Scarlett Johansson stunt double :deal

    [​IMG]
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  9. big_sur

    big_sur Way faster than you

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    Belt drive + sprocket that big = no powah :cry
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  10. lemming

    lemming Been here awhile

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    That's a damned fine looking bike, that is..... Interesting.
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  11. ARiderX

    ARiderX Long timer

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    please please please make it big enough so normal sized people like me (6'4") can ride and buy one?? PLEASE
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  12. abnslr

    abnslr rides a motorcycle

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    Ummm -- 6'4" is rather larger than "normal sized." Check average height statistics. Even in the first world it's still below 6' I think.
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  13. Ah Um

    Ah Um A lurker emerges

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    Reminds me a bit of the Moto Guzzi Griso.
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  14. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato Supporter

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    Direct drive single speed and probably 15,000 rpm.

    This bike tops out a 218 mph. Look at the sprocket.
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  15. big_sur

    big_sur Way faster than you

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    look at the chain

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  16. Krasniewski

    Krasniewski I don't ride much.

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    Yup - and range. Price and range matter more than anything else, I would guess.

    They got the looks right, IMO!
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  17. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    It's as good a time as any, with superchargers going up across the country and Musk offering open source EV tech via Tesla.

    Pretty cool. I'm happy to see HD greenlighting some cool and unusual (for them) stuff this year. It's encouraging. :clap
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  18. Monkeyshines

    Monkeyshines Long timer

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    Polaris should be along shortly to announce their own electric Harley.
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  19. mrphotoman

    mrphotoman Long timer

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    When did Hardley invent electric motorcycles?
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  20. Vertical C

    Vertical C Long timer

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    Want
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