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Last Updated : Jan 10, 2019 09:48 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Behold: The LiveWire — Harley-Davidson's first ever all-electric bike

With the tagline, "The loudest sound you hear will be your heart racing", the bike can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.

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After years of speculation, motorcycle major Harley-Davidson announced that it was set to roll out its first electric bike, LiveWire, in the US markets in August 2019. The bike will be priced at $29,799, or Rs 20,86,000. (Image: Harley-Davidson)
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After years of speculation, motorcycle major Harley-Davidson announced that it was set to roll out its first electric bike, LiveWire, in the US markets in August 2019. The bike will be priced at $29,799, or Rs 20,86,000. (Image: Harley-Davidson)

The premium bike manufacturer revealed some specs of the LiveWire at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas. (Image: Harley-Davidson)
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The premium bike manufacturer revealed some specs of the LiveWire at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas. (Image: Harley-Davidson)

With the tagline, "The loudest sound you hear will be your heart racing", the bike can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds. The electric engine requires no clutch or gearbox to be incorporated and this makes it easier for people just getting into the riding scene. (Image: Harley-Davidson)
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With the tagline, "The loudest sound you hear will be your heart racing", the bike can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds. The electric engine requires no clutch or gearbox to be incorporated and this makes it easier for people just getting into the riding scene. (Image: Harley-Davidson)

The bike can travel around 110 miles within city limits (178 km) on a single charge. Harley Davidson did not divulge how many miles would that translate to on highways. The original LiveWire prototype that was showcased four years ago has a range of about 55 miles in 'economy' mode, the company had said. (Image: Harley-Davidson)
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The bike can travel around 110 miles within city limits (178 km) on a single charge. Harley Davidson did not divulge how many miles would that translate to on highways. The original LiveWire prototype that was showcased four years ago has a range of about 55 miles in 'economy' mode, the company had said. (Image: Harley-Davidson)

The bike is equipped with a telematics system called H-D Connect that uses LTE to feed data about the vehicle's performance, including battery status, service reminders and more via a dedicated app. Harley Davidson has claimed that LiveWire will be the first mass-market cellular-connected electric motorcycle. (Image: Harley-Davidson)
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The bike is equipped with a telematics system called H-D Connect that uses LTE to feed data about the vehicle's performance, including battery status, service reminders and more via a dedicated app. Harley Davidson has claimed that LiveWire will be the first mass-market cellular-connected electric motorcycle. (Image: Harley-Davidson)

For riders who appreciate the raw rumbling of the engine, the bike major said that LiveWire will produce "a new signature Harley-Davidson" sound as it accelerates. (Image: Harley-Davidson)
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For riders who appreciate the raw rumbling of the engine, the bike major said that LiveWire will produce "a new signature Harley-Davidson" sound as it accelerates. (Image: Harley-Davidson)

LiveWire will compete with Zero Motorcycles, which has often been referred to as the "Tesla of motorcycles". The two Zeros, Zero S and Zero SR, are relatively cheaper as compared to LiveWire, and are available for $10,995 and $16,495, respectively. It remains to be seen whether the 116-year-old legacy and Harley-Davidson brand will compensate the price difference between the two behemoths. (Image: Harley-Davidson)
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LiveWire will compete with Zero Motorcycles, which has often been referred to as the "Tesla of motorcycles". The two Zeros, Zero S and Zero SR, are relatively cheaper as compared to LiveWire, and are available for $10,995 and $16,495, respectively. It remains to be seen whether the 116-year-old legacy and Harley-Davidson brand will compensate the price difference between the two behemoths. (Image: Harley-Davidson)

First Published on Jan 10, 2019 07:43 am
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