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"an entirely new experience, one that proved compelling all day long" - RiderMagazine

As you can tell from the title, Rider Magazine loves the Livewire.

I don't know if its just them trying to stay on good terms with Harley but its convincing enough for me.

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2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire | First Ride Review

Imagine telling the average Harley-Davidson or American V-twin enthusiast a few years ago that not only would the Motor Company produce and sell a naked sportbike in 2020ócertainly not an outrageous conceptóbut that it would be an all-electric one.

That last bit would have not only raised an eyebrow or two among the faithful, it would have likely burned a few clean off their respective foreheads simply from the heated blowback of the responses. Just about any Motor Company fan will tell you: Harley-Davidsons and electric-power EVs just werenít meant to be talked about in the same sentence.

But as we all know, thatís exactly whatís happened. Harley-Davidson has not only built a naked sportbike thatís sleek, futuristic and sexy, with wide wheels, sticky tires, sporty suspension and a lean-forward riding position, but one thatís electrically powered, with not a molecule of internal combustion waste emanating from its non-existent exhaust system.

Itís a simple truth: Harley-Davidson canít continue to exist solely by selling Big Twins to aging baby boomers who, in a decade or so, will be mostly out of motorcycling. Like the rest of the motorcycle industry, Harley needs new blood and new markets, and feels very strongly that a line of electric two-wheelers led by the high-end and high-price ($29,795) LiveWire is a prime way to reach them and teach them.


full review on: https://ridermagazine.com/2019/07/24...t-ride-review/
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As you can tell from the title, Rider Magazine loves the Livewire.

I don't know if its just them trying to stay on good terms with Harley but its convincing enough for me.

Read on:



2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire | First Ride Review

Imagine telling the average Harley-Davidson or American V-twin enthusiast a few years ago that not only would the Motor Company produce and sell a naked sportbike in 2020ócertainly not an outrageous conceptóbut that it would be an all-electric one.

That last bit would have not only raised an eyebrow or two among the faithful, it would have likely burned a few clean off their respective foreheads simply from the heated blowback of the responses. Just about any Motor Company fan will tell you: Harley-Davidsons and electric-power EVs just werenít meant to be talked about in the same sentence.

But as we all know, thatís exactly whatís happened. Harley-Davidson has not only built a naked sportbike thatís sleek, futuristic and sexy, with wide wheels, sticky tires, sporty suspension and a lean-forward riding position, but one thatís electrically powered, with not a molecule of internal combustion waste emanating from its non-existent exhaust system.

Itís a simple truth: Harley-Davidson canít continue to exist solely by selling Big Twins to aging baby boomers who, in a decade or so, will be mostly out of motorcycling. Like the rest of the motorcycle industry, Harley needs new blood and new markets, and feels very strongly that a line of electric two-wheelers led by the high-end and high-price ($29,795) LiveWire is a prime way to reach them and teach them.


full review on: https://ridermagazine.com/2019/07/24...t-ride-review/
I feel like if the LiveWire wasn't a good bike, writers wouldn't hold back on letting HD know about it. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews from multiple places and it's very promising to see.
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