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post #11 of 19 Old 06-23-2014, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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exactly, I think its a brilliant move. The Livewire is not saddled down with the big and heavy battery packs you see the Zero's and Brammo's weighed down with and that will add to the consumer experience. It would be piss poor brand management for Harley to of built the Livewire and then when ridden it was sluggish and heavy (becasue of the batterys) just like everything they currently sell.

People would be simply write it off as just another harley, but like this its a real punch in the nose, this is not your fathers harley....

https://www.hdlivewireforum.com/forum...s-battery.html
Definitely not your father's harley which will leave harley traditionalist sort of mad that harley went this direction, but they need to do it, they have the following needed for it.



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post #12 of 19 Old 06-24-2014, 02:48 PM
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Here's and idea: removable battery. Harley establishes relationships with Quick Trip, Seven Eleven, Race Trak and the like. You pull in, give them your battery, pay a fee, and get a fully charged battery in return. Probably wouldn't take much more time than a normal fill up.

What convenience store wouldn't want the Harley Logo out front and the peripheral business it would bring?
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I'm not sure how good or bad that idea is, i think it can work if it's not something specific to just one bike but many bikes and for that reason i just can't see it happening for a number of years and that's if it ever happens



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post #14 of 19 Old 06-29-2014, 09:07 AM
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thats an interesting idea but then you're asking these business' and the employees who work there to go far beyond their core competencies. Can you image a seven eleven cashier swapping your battery? I wouldnet even let one check my tire pressure



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well they don't have to be the one's that are doing it, even if they are it's really up to you whether or not you want some random 'tech' at a shop to swap it for you.

i know i would look into changing it myself



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post #16 of 19 Old 07-05-2014, 11:29 PM
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if they can make it as easy as changing the battery on a bike or a car then this could just work
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post #17 of 19 Old 07-20-2014, 01:08 PM
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these are much bigger and far more integrated than your average battery...



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post #18 of 19 Old 07-26-2014, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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they sure are but depending on what the battery pack connects and how it mounts and dismounts it could be possible this can be done. But it's probably better that HD makes it something you have to go to them and only them for it.



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post #19 of 19 Old 07-25-2019, 06:20 AM
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My wife and I did extensive testing with both a Energica Eva 80 (claiming 70 miles at 70 mph) and a Zero DS 13ZF (also claiming 70 miles at 70 mph). We found both would give you 92-95 mile range in spirited back road riding (~50-60 mph). Rider weight does matter, as does your initial stop-light launches. So I see no reason that the Harley (with a similar 70 miles at 70 mph claim) will not deliver a reliable 92-95 mile range for most riders. Looking forward to being able to test ride one properly (full range ride).
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