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Now that people in the real world actually have Livewires... I'd love to see some posts of what range they are actually getting (in real-world conditions).

Has anyone run their battery down to near-zero yet?
 

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Now that people in the real world actually have Livewires... I'd love to see some posts of what range they are actually getting (in real-world conditions).

Has anyone run their battery down to near-zero yet?
It's not a great idea to run a LiIon battery down to near zilch unless you really have to. Most EV people go with the results of many trips experience with their % of battery on their dashboard/screen .

Cheers man.
 

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In the real world, only few people got their hands on this bike!
Most of them are complaining that it is...........
The other who like me have placed an order a long time ago are still waiting...................waiting......................waiting.........
Every other week, a new excuse and it goes on......
 

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In 30* weather I am getting about 85 miles. Still going strong at 5%. And windy.

I expect over 100 miles in summer at combined riding speeds.
 

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Unfortunately, I wont know until April. In my area, I would only be able to ride it once or twice a month until then. I chose to not register it until then so that the warranty wont be unnecessarily activated, or the free HDconnect wont be activated, or the free charging wont be activated.
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I've put 500 miles on my Livewire so far in less than a month. Luckily living in SE Texas we ride year round. My longest ride so far was an 87 mile ride at an average speed of 60mph and had an 18% charge still left on the meter. Charging up to 100% on household current took 10 hours 46 minutes.
 

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Hopefully range stays consistent long enough, like years out till the battery is actually taxed.
Yes, I reckon this is going to be a big factor! If it drops off too quickly then it's definitely not going to be worth the outlay. I wonder at what point a battery replacement—under warranty—would be allowed...?
 

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I went on a 77 mile ride yesterday through the Texas hill country, most of the roads are 60 mph with some elevation changes. Had 20% charge left when I got home, so safe to say 100 miles of sportier riding is very possible. I had the bike in a custom mode, copied sport mode with the throttle sensitivity turned up to 100% from 80%. Haven't even tried eco or road mode yet, it's just too fun with everything turned way up!
 

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I went on a 77 mile ride yesterday through the Texas hill country, most of the roads are 60 mph with some elevation changes. Had 20% charge left when I got home, so safe to say 100 miles of sportier riding is very possible. I had the bike in a custom mode, copied sport mode with the throttle sensitivity turned up to 100% from 80%. Haven't even tried eco or road mode yet, it's just too fun with everything turned way up!
Does changing throttle sensitivity change how far you have to rotate the throttle? I hate long pull throttles and have changed almost every bike I own to quarter turn.
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Just got back home from 95 mile ride around Galveston Bay area. Had 11% battery left and took 1hr.5minutes to charge on DC fast charge at HD dealer. Instrument panel showing 130 range after charging. Rode ECO mode at average 55mph.
 

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tracking these numbers on a site like fuelly might be a good idea to show collective numbers in an easy way.
 

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Now that people in the real world actually have Livewires... I'd love to see some posts of what range they are actually getting (in real-world conditions).

Has anyone run their battery down to near-zero yet?
I ran my batter to complete 0 to the point that the bike was doing a complete power save mode in order to get me some propulsion. Then I took it to a evgo Station to see the kWh rate and to take notes on how it dipped as the batteries got to 80%
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I went on a 77 mile ride yesterday through the Texas hill country, most of the roads are 60 mph with some elevation changes. Had 20% charge left when I got home, so safe to say 100 miles of sportier riding is very possible. I had the bike in a custom mode, copied sport mode with the throttle sensitivity turned up to 100% from 80%. Haven't even tried eco or road mode yet, it's just too fun with everything turned way up!
Using a quick calculation your ride that day would have gotten you a total range of 92 miles.
 

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Using a quick calculation your ride that day would have gotten you a total range of 92 miles.
Plus or minus a few miles, really depends on how you're riding, during my daily commute to work I usually use about 1% per mile on average. I'm happy with the range I'm getting, didn't buy it to go long distances, just for the pure fun of riding the bike. I took it to the drag strip and was pleased with the performance, I'll be doing a few track days as well this year and will see how it does lap after lap.
 
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