"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.
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/