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Welcome to the forum. I'll provide my personal experience with my bike.

First off, its one of the best bikes I've owned. That is saying something as I've probably owned over 200 bikes in my 50's years of riding and have 10 currently in my garage so to speak.

The range it has may, or may not, work for you depending on how you ride. In the city I can go about 120-140 miles on a charge. On the highway, at about 70 mph, I can go about 75-80 miles. It does support speed charging so if you find what is called a L3 charger, you can charge up totally in about an hour. To about 80% in 45 min. In mixed highway and city riding, I get about 100 miles.

It costs me about $1.50 to totally charge it up. So it is pretty cheap from that perspective to operate. No heat on a hot summer day from the motor cooking your chestnuts is a big plus for me. The almost silent nature is nice. The off the line acceleration is awesome. It brakes very well and handles nicely. It has a great headlight for night riding. The fit and finish is very good as well. It is a great conversation starter. Whenever I stop, I have people asking me about it.

The biggest issue for most is going to be if the range it has works for you or not. If it does, it can be an awesome bike. Very little maintenance is required. It is basically just a charge an go ride with off the line acceleration like a very high performance sport bike if you really want to grab a handful of throttle.

The more I ride it, the more I like it. The range works for me in about 95% of my riding scenarios now. I never tire of its acceleration. I like that I can charge it easily at home. The lack of heat is a big plus as I ride mostly in Texas and Florida and they get very hot in the summer. I like how I can ride it fast and not attract the attention of the police. I love that I can focus on the ride rather than what gear I am in. No clutch when stuck in traffic makes that a lot easier too.

Biggest issue for me is the seat is a bit too close to the footpegs so my legs feel a bit cramped at times. I put on an inflatable seat cushion and solved that. Rear shock could be better, especially on really sharp edged bumps. If I were to do a lot more highway riding, I might want more range but right now it works very well for me. If I wanted to ride a long ways I have another bike to do that.

Hope this helps.
 

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It would be hard for me to go back to the 883 if I had the LW. If you can charge at work, it is a no brainer. I'd sell the Sportster, charge at work and enjoy the LW.

Almost all bikes are depreciating assets. IF, someone comes out with something remarkably better than the LW, it will likely impact the value of the LW. I don't see that happening anytime soon. Maybe if the bike has a real world highway range (of 75 mph) of 150-200 miles but nobody is there yet. The Energica Experia is likely the closest.
 

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Well... if it would charge at work much faster, it would be great. At my current energy costs of $0.10 per kWh, I might save 70-80 cents if I charged for while I was at work. I think in my typical usage scenario, I get about 8 mile of range added for every hour of charging for either L1 or L2.

That is the reason I ordered the Setec charger so I can do "slow" L3 at home. I don't want to leave the battery at a high SoC (state of charge) when not needed as that accelerates battery degradation. Given the slow L1/L2 charge rate, you almost have no choice but to keep it pretty close to fully charged. I live in a hot summertime climate and high average SoC combined with high temps is the quickest way to kill your battery.

I can leave it at about 50% SoC and with the L3 charger charge quickly enough to be useful to bump up my charge level when I need it. I can leave it at that lower SoC level and minimize the harm to my battery by charging up just before I leave.
 

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This pretty much covers it all.

 
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