After the initial announcement in May, Harley-Davidson’s (H-D’s) LiveWire brand of electric motorcycles is now live on its own website. LiveWire’s initial offering is the LiveWire One, with a significant change from the model paultan.org test rolled in Spain last year, you can read the review here.
That’s in the inclusion of haptic feedback in the seat, what HD calls a “heartbeat”. Set to one of three levels, a vibration is sent through the seat to the rider, mimicking the feel of a motorcycle engine.
It may be a gimmick, but it serves as a warning HD is eager to ease the transition from combustion engine motorcycles to the current crop of e-bikes. HD categorically states that the LiveWire One is “designed for the urban experience”, which is confirmed by the claimed range of 234 kilometers using the SAE J2982 driving range test procedure.
HD also claims a charge time from 0% to full battery charge in 60 minutes or from 0% to 80% in 45 minutes, using DC fast charging. From our experience driving the LiveWire in Spain, we’ve been advised that typical charge time is usually around four hours using household current.
A full suite of electronic driving aids accompanies the LiveWire One, with a TFT-LCD screen displaying all the necessary information. A six-axis inertial measurement unit provides cornering ABS and four riding modes – Sport, Road, Range and Rain.
Listed at $17,799 (RM82,927) on the LiveWire website, the price of the LiveWire One increases another $1,299 (RM5,444) with the addition of the Radius Carbon Fiber Kit or Rizoma Precision Billet Kit. Two color options are available for the LiveWire One 2021 – Liquid Black or Horizon White.