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TFL has taken the time to write up a detailed review of the Harley-Davidson Project Livewire. TFL sees the Project Livewire as Harley-Davidson's attempt at innovation, and TFL thinks that the Livewire was a success in that respect.



The Project Livewire is just one big consumer experience focus group.

The scope of the Harley-Davidson Project Livewire and its massive consumer experience is in a word, “Mind Boggling”. Many vehicle manufacturers sponsor focus group programs to learn the likes and dislikes of potential consumers before developing and launching new products, but the H-D Project Livewire represents the most extensive and well organized use of resources that I’ve personally experienced.

H-D’s Project Livewire is the result of long range planning and attention to detail in a program designed to determine the feasibility of producing a product that is futuristic and far removed from past new product ideology.
A lot of the review is descriptive. It tells you the specs and stats on the Livewire. It also has some personal anecdotes and opinions that are worth a read too.

Here's the summary of the review:

SUMMARY: So, what’s it like to pilot this new electric concept craft from Harley-Davidson? Exhilarating comes instantly to mind, and it is definitely a very different experience, but it is still very much a motorcycle. Power is instantaneous and comes in a smooth linear band. There is no quirky throttle feel. Rolling on the throttle delivers power on demand and rolling off provides a smooth braking effect. There is no brake light activation provided under regenerative braking, so utilizing one of the brakes is highly recommended to alert followers of your action.
TFL thinks that Harley will eventually build the Livewire, so that's good news for us too!

http://www.tflcar.com/2014/10/harley-davidson-project-livewire-concept-ridden/
 

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Linear power is one of the things i love with a setup like this.
Great review of the Livewire by these guys. A bit late to the game but at least they delivered.
 

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I guess they were just waiting for the tour to come to Colorado where they are based. THe linear power is pretty incredible. I've seen videos of electric bikes against gas powered ones and the linear power is really evident.
 

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Looking at the picture posted in this thread sort of surprises me, in all the other pictures it really stands out but here not so much, but it still looks great.
 

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Looking at the picture posted in this thread sort of surprises me, in all the other pictures it really stands out but here not so much, but it still looks great.
Do you mean that the bike isn't as impactful in this photo, or are you talking about a specific part or aspect of the bike?

I think its just the lighting. This picture washes out the bike a bit.
 

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Looking at the picture posted in this thread sort of surprises me, in all the other pictures it really stands out but here not so much, but it still looks great.
only think i'm noticing is how horrible of a picture it is :D
maybe that's why it's not standing out ;)
 

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funny, they think HArley shows innovation with the LW. Funny because mission engineered it, HArley just put the stickers on...
 

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funny, they think HArley shows innovation with the LW. Funny because mission engineered it, HArley just put the stickers on...
Indeed, it is funny how that works.
Harley's marketing power is also working well for them, most seem to think this is the first of it's kind in the industry and purely from Harley.
 

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I guess its brand innovation, and general innovation, its just not original innovation from Harley.
 
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