While there are still a lot of unknowns about the LiveWire, Harley-Davidson has recently updated some of its specs, as they have finally begun testing the production model. These new figures include improved range, quicker charge times and better acceleration. Harley still won't disclose the size of the LiveWire’s battery pack but the new figures are better than we expected.
Previously the range of the LiveWire was set at 110 miles in the city, but that has now been updated to 140 miles. Using the latest riding range test procedure, the company has disclosed 88 miles of combined range for highway and city riding. For comparison's sake, the Zero SR has a mixed city/highway range of 120 miles with a 14.4 kWh battery.
Charging options have also improved and for those who want the quickest recharge, the LiveWire is now compatible with standard DC fast charging. As a result, the bike can now be charged up to 80% in 40 minutes and up to 100% in an hour. Additionally, all dealers who carry the LiveWire will have Level 3 chargers on site.
Through the H-D Connect Service, owners will also be able to access information on their bike via the cloud using the latest version of the Harley-Davidson app. Monitoring battery charge, estimated range, bike location, and service reminders can all be done remotely. It even features a built-in security system that will notify you if the bike has been tampered with or moved.
Sure the 88 miles of mixed range isn’t great, but 140 miles of city range should be fairly sufficient for most urban riders. As the LiveWire is an entirely new platform for the company, we expect there is still plenty of room for growth.