I'll be curious how the new electric H-D products fare, as I'm likewise happy to see that Harley has some interesting stuff coming down the pipeline. However, I am going to respectfully disagree with you on the pricing issue. I'm not at all convinced that H-D products are overpriced, with the extrapolation that their electric bikes won't be overpriced either.I see one big problem, and seeing this is HD, that will be over priced bikes that are short on features. As soon as the other major manufacturers,Japanese and EU, jump in with their EV's they will be lower priced with more features.
Thanks for your reply (incidentally, I hope I didn't come across as an ass or otherwise attacking you when I responded to your comment - that wasn't my intention).Hi Anubis, you can consider me a Harley fan-boy also. I've bought 5 new Harleys over the past 15 years and not even considered any other brands.
When I say HD's are overpriced with less features I do mean for like models from other brands and not entry level bikes. Last seven years I have owned two Road Glides and in fact traded my 2016 CVO RG Ultra for my Livewire. So basically I'm speaking from comparing my RG to other touring models. Things like electrically adjustable windscreens and reverse gear are some features on other bikes and may be extra upgrades but not come close in price to the MSRP of a CVO.
Now on to the Livewire. I put my deposit down last January and finally got it in November. Let's not even talk about that they were supposed to be delivered in August. So while waiting I did price out a Zero SR/F which is the Zero match to the LW. I had no intention of buying a Zero just wanted to see the premium I was going to pay on the LW. To reach most of the specs on a Zero one has to buy extra battery pack. To keep things short a Zero would cost me $24,800 fully loaded here in Texas so 5K less than a LW. BTW, the Zero comes with headed hand grips and wind screen included in base price which in comparison HD does not want us to add extra load to the 12v battery on the LW. Also remember Zero has been delivering EV's for 10 years.
So let's just hope pricing and features on future HD's EV's are on par with whatever the other brands put out there.At least HD can say they were first of the major established manufactures with their electric bike.