We have been hearing rumors and promises around Harley-Davidson’s all-electric motorcycle for years. Now, just in time for CES 2019, they have finally unveiled it’s official pricing and performance specs.
The LiveWire will be available for 2019 as promised, and interested buyers can place a pre-order at H-D.com/Livewire. The brands first American made electric motorcycle will start at an eye-watering $29,799.
While we don’t know the exact size of the battery pack that’s being used, its estimated all-electric range has been set at 110 miles. For comparison, the Zero SR offers 120 miles of range with a 14.4 kWh pack. As the LiveWire is slightly heavier than the SR (460 lbs), the range difference is negligible.
A regular household outlet will give approximately 13 miles of range for every hour charged. A Level 3 DC fast charger however fully recharges the bike in less than 60 minutes.
It will be faster than the SR, with a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds. Without a clutch or conventional gearing, riders will have instant torque available at any speed.
Harley-Davidson has said that at least one dealership in all 50 states is expected to carry the Livewire and they are still in the process of determining allocations. 2019 is looking to be a revival year for the brand and the LiveWire is an important step forward.