Harley-Davidson subsidiary releases electric motorcycle

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On May 10, 2022, Harley-Davidson’s subsidiary wants LiveWire to launch a new electric motorcycle. A recently published teaser video already announces the new e-bike with the name “Del Mar”.

Harley-Davidson launches a new model of the electric motorcycle brand LiveWire out of here. The US motorcycle manufacturer presents the new E-Harley in a teaser video. The company also advertises the official release date on its website.

“Influenced by the legacy of victory, reimagined for the urban driving experience and beyond. Be 1 in 100 at launch,” it says. In addition, the date, May 10, 2022, appears in large letters.

Harley Davidson: This is known about the new E-Harley

It is known that the new electric motorcycle from Harley-Davidson’s electric sub-brand LiveWire will be called “Del Mar”. For one, the URL to the video indicates this. Go to the other Motorcycle.com assume the video shows Harley-Davidson factory rider Scott Parker racing for his fifth straight national championship on October 11, 1998 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Like the trade magazine Electrek suspected that Harley-Davidson’s e-motorcycle will be a middleweight model. According to the experts’ assessments and in connection with the announcement of an “urban driving experience”, the E-Harley could be designed for a wide range of drivers.

This also means, among other things, that the new motorcycle will be a bit slimmer compared to Harley’s first electric model “LiveWire One”. Background: The first e-motorcycle had 100 hp under the hood and had a top speed of 177 kilometers per hour.

This is what the “Del Mar” electric motorcycle could look like

In the short teaser video for the “Del Mar”, Harley-Davidson mainly shows a so-called flat track race. According to Electrek, this is consistent with previous flat-track inspired bikes. However, the design sketches are several years old. It can therefore be assumed that the LiveWire “Del Mar” will be revised in its construction.

However, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire division has the modular electric motorcycle platform Arrow developed. This allows the company to build multiple motorcycles on the same chassis. This would be seen on older design sketches as well as new patent images.

According to US media reports, Arrow has already confirmed that LiveWire’s latest electric motorcycle will use the new Arrow architecture. This means that the motor, battery, inverter and charger are combined in a single unit. However, specific information on this is not yet known.

A new e-motorcycle for everyone?

According to reports, Harley’s new electric motorcycle should be more affordable than its predecessor “LimeWire One”. This model was priced at $21,999.

That would also go hand in hand with Harley’s goals of selling around 100,000 LiveWire units by 2026. By 2030 it should even be around 190,000.

Harley-Davidson’s announcement on the LiveWire website indicates that the new electric motorcycle will only be available in limited quantities. However, whether the number 100 refers to the total circulation or only per financial year will probably only become clear on May 10, 2022.

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Source: https://www.basicthinking.de/blog/2022/05/06/harley-davidsons-livewire-bringt-neues-e-motorrad-heraus/

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