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Hi guys,

I'm a newbie but had to come here to post this as it's really disappointing to see. I was really excited about the Livewire and this is a bit of a kick in the guts:

So when Harley-Davidson surprised the motorcycling community with Project Livewire, most people saw it as an attempt by HD to build a bridge to those critics. An electric motorcycle is completely out of HD’s comfort zone. The Project Livewire bike looks fantastic and speaking to most riders who would normally never consider buying a Harley-Davidson, this was a bike that could potentially change their mind.

Prepare to be disappointed. Harley-Davidson last week hosted the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council at the Harley-Davidson Museum. This is what Matt Levatich, President and CEO of HD had to say to those in attendance:

“Its range is 50 miles, but customers are looking for 100… If the electric bike were mass-produced today it would sell for about $50,000, about 50% more than customers would want to pay”​
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It's a lot and it sets the stage for them to come out with lower priced bikes and with a price like that it's going to be uncommon seeing these around.
Infrastructure is still lacking though
 

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It's a lot and it sets the stage for them to come out with lower priced bikes and with a price like that it's going to be uncommon seeing these around.
Infrastructure is still lacking though
good point, it's a long term strategy but something i can see eventually happening.
 
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