The cult biker brand Harley Davidson can not afford at least a four-something in Th-lag from competitors, so company very interested in advanced technology development. In confirmation of this Harley Davidson presented the first results of work on Project LiveWire, this project is dedicated to creating an electric motorcycle.
Manufacturer first thing assured the public, that at the moment electric bike Project LiveWire not planned for release on the market. However, the technical characteristics of the first prototype is quite decent.
Motorcycle equipped with an electric motor with 74 hp, torque of 70 Nm, acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h takes less than four seconds. It is curious that while driving electric motorcycle generates a peculiar sound resembling the noise of a jet engine. In the area of steering located touch screen, which will display information about the work of the power plant and other indicators.
Food provides an array of lithium-ion batteries unnamed capacity. Energy reserve enough to overcome at least 85 km, and charging from the mains voltage of 220 V will take approximately 3.5 hours. Maximum speed prototype designers decided to limit at around 150 km / h, however, it is possible that the commercial version of the bike limit is changed. Harley-Davidson has produced several models of motorcycle, which will go to a demonstration tour of the United States, and then – in Canada and Europe. On the timing of the start of sales of the bike and the estimated cost has not reported.