Harley-Davidson electric bike production stopped right after the start of salesOctober 15, 2019
The American company found problems with the charger for LiveWire motorcycles, replenishing the battery of which is still possible only with the help of professional equipment
Harley-Davidson halted the production of the LiveWire electric motorcycle just a few weeks after the first copies of the model went to dealers. It is reported by The Wall Street Journal.
The production stoppage is related to the problem with the electric bike charger, which engineers are still working on. The company noted that motorcycles are safe to operate, however, replenishing their batteries can only be done using a special professional device, which is available only in dealerships.
The Harley-Davidson LiveWire prototype was first shown in 2014, and deliveries of serial devices started in the early fall of 2019. The motorcycle is equipped with an electric motor with a peak power of 105 liters. sec., which allows the bike to accelerate to 60 mph (96 km / h) in 3.5 seconds. The maximum speed is 153 km per hour.
Prices for LiveWire start at $ 29,799. This compares with the cost of the Harley-Davidson Touring line of motorcycles. At the same time, the characteristics of the electric bike are closer to the more affordable Softtail and Sportster models.
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