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Hey y'all (translation: "hello") from Atlanta, Georgia. Thought I'd write a brief intro as I just joined the forum.

Got my bike last week from Frazier's Harley-Davidson in Buford, GA. I've ridden about 300 miles so far, and I absolutely love the bike. I've owned several motorcycles (my other bike at the moment is a Road King, but in previous lives I've ridden Japanese sport bikes), but this one is the best. The handling of the Livewire is amazing. It reminds me of my first bike, a 1990 Honda Interceptor VTR 250 (salient point: bike had no power but handled like it had a direct connection to my cerebellum). I'm amazed that a 500+ lb. Harley product handles like a 280 lb. Japanese sport bike. However, unlike my 250 cc Honda, the acceleration of the Livewire is incredible. Many bikes can go from 0-60 in 3 seconds flat, but no bike can do it with as little effort as the Livewire. Honestly, from my perch on the bike, it feels like 3 seconds is a bit conservative for 0-60. Yet... this bike is easy to ride (if my elderly mother rode this bike she could smoke any Ferrari off the line). According to what I've read, H-D intended this bike for new riders. As an experience sport bike rider, I thought that it was nuts for a new rider to consider a bike this fast. I was wrong. This is the easiest bike to ride that I've ever experienced. Like my most recent sport bike, a 1995 CBR 600, the Livewire is easy to ride at low/moderate speeds, yet is obscenely fast when you give it a bit of throttle...

I'll stop my raving. I could go on, but anyone who has ridden the Livewire knows what I'm talking about. This bike really is that good.

As for me: I am a car and motorcycle enthusiast extraordinaire. My first memory in life is about a 1960s rusted Oldsmobile parked in front of my house back in 1985. My car/motorcycle enthusiasm has grown from there. I currently own 6 vehicles, although I'm looking to add to my fleet. I love all vehicles, but lately I've become enamored with electric vehicles. I'm sure I will have many opinions and ideas about the Livewire, and I'll try to share them in this form, if y'all don't mind.

Happy (electric) motoring,
Anubis
 

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Hey Anubis . Glad to hear you like the bike,it was worth the wait yes ?
 

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Definitely worth the wait. I pre-ordered back in July, so it was a long wait, but so far it was definitely worth it.
 

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Hey Anubis,

Also in the Atlanta area. Just bought my LV last week from Falcon's Fury in Conyers. It gets delivered today, so I am pretty psyched. Any thoughts about navigating around the city? Good or bad experiences with anywhere?

- Jordan
 

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Just bought a yellow/green LW from Jacksonville, FL, as I live in Savannah, GA where the HD dealership doesn't sell them. It's the craziest ride ever. It's smooth enough to take my young (12 & 13) daughters on gentle relaxed rides, and a rocket-ship when alone. I've been commuting on mine daily and at about 300 miles. Bummed that I have to put a trailer hitch on my Jeep and haul it out-of-town for servicing at 1,000 miles... But I suppose that's a price worth paying.
Acceleration and regeneration braking means you could spare your brake pads a lot of wear, and keep your battery longer in the stop and go of the city. Just ride with your highbeam on, as these things sneak up on people given how quiet they are.
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And congratulations, Jordan!
Like Anubis, I rode CBR's, Ninjas... before switching to an upright Triumph then a HD Fat Bob. It took a couple weeks before I felt comfortable pushing my LW, like when I rode sport bikes years ago. Having done so for the last week, I've never ridden a motorcycle with a better suspension. And I really enjoy the regenerative braking. You'll be able to gauge it soon, but I don't use my brakes much at all. And that's all the literature states on the 1,000 mile break-in period, go easy on the brakes.
Enjoy and be careful. It's a HUGE temptation to pull that throttle hard.
 

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Just bought a yellow/green LW from Jacksonville, FL, as I live in Savannah, GA where the HD dealership doesn't sell them. It's the craziest ride ever. It's smooth enough to take my young (12 & 13) daughters on gentle relaxed rides, and a rocket-ship when alone. I've been commuting on mine daily and at about 300 miles. Bummed that I have to put a trailer hitch on my Jeep and haul it out-of-town for servicing at 1,000 miles... But I suppose that's a price worth paying.
Acceleration and regeneration braking means you could spare your brake pads a lot of wear, and keep your battery longer in the stop and go of the city. Just ride with your highbeam on, as these things sneak up on people given how quiet they are.
Brad
Hi B. Looking at PlugShare I think you can make that ride to Jacksonville on the Livewire. Ride the LW and have someone follow in the Jeep. Two charges will get you there. I have PlugShare just show Level 3 chargers.
 

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Hi B. Looking at PlugShare I think you can make that ride to Jacksonville on the Livewire. Ride the LW and have someone follow in the Jeep. Two charges will get you there. I have PlugShare just show Level 3 chargers.
Good morning Mac Mike,
I seriously considered that as an option, but given the distances and the speeds on I-95 where everyone runs at 80-ish, the time it would take to charge each way in Brunswick, the charge time in Jacksonville before or after servicing, the service time (?), the pop-up thunderstorms... it just seems to make more sense to add a Class III hitch to the Jeep and rent a Uhaul motorcycle trailer for the $15-$16/day. I may get courageous and try to ride down into Florida when I have time, but Savannah is isolated from the world a bit. And I bought the bike to ride locally.
This will be the first bike I ever pulled on a trailer. I always believed bikes were meant to be ridden, no matter how far. But the LW is a bit different. Okay, it's a lot different. And all my local friends love it, and they trip out when I ride by and they barely hear me. It kind of reminds me of sailing, only MUCH faster and on pavement.
 
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