Apart from making the announcement about the BS-VI compliance of Street 750 and the launch of Street 750 10th Anniversary Edition, Harley-Davidson showcased its electric motorcycle, the LiveWire, at an event held in Delhi-NCR yesterday.
The LiveWire is listed under the Future Products on the company’s India website. The listing also confirms that the electric motorcycle will arrive in our market in 2020. The LiveWire will be joined by the Pan America 1250 adventure tourer in our market next year.
The first electric product from the iconic American brand is currently available in the US market. The motorcycle is priced at USD 29,799 (approximately INR 21.34 lakh - as per conversion rate on 27 August 2019). The India-bound model will most likely arrive via the CBU route that will attract taxes and import duties. Being an electric vehicle, the Livewire will benefit from the revised GST rate of 5% and other tax benefits for EVs announced by the Government of India recently
Mechanical specifications include a 15.5 kWh battery pack with fast charging capabilities. A DC fast charger can juice-up the battery to 80% in just 40 minutes, while a full recharge will take an hour. The standard AC-powered wall-charger will take 12 hours 30 minutes to fully recharge the battery. The electric motorcycle is claimed to boast a range of 235 km/charge. The Renewable Energy Storage System comes with a five year/unlimited mileage warranty.
The maximum power and peak torque output stand at 105 hp and 116 Nm respectively. The 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration takes three seconds while the top speed stands at 110 mph (117 km/h). The LiveWire comes with 7 riding modes – Road, Sport, Rain, Range and three custom modes. The Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS) electronic aids include:
- Cornering Anti-lock Braking System (C-ABS)
- Cornering Traction Control System (C-TCS)
- Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS)
- Rear Wheel Lift Mitigation
Key features of the LiveWire include all-LED lighting, 4.3-inch TFT display, 43 mm upside-down fully adjustable Showa Separate Function Big Piston front fork. Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion-lite monoshock, twin 300 mm discs at the front with 4 piston radially-mounted callipers and 260 mm disc at the rear with a floating calliper.