Harley-Davidson® has announced that Canadian pre-order period opened April 17 for the all-new electric LiveWire™.
The highly anticipated release of the LiveWire has come, with pre-orders open and delivery set for fall. The LiveWire promises to pair high-performance handling with electric technology. The motorcycle is expected to cost you $37,250 Canadian MSRP and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hr in 3.0 seconds and 100 to 129 km/hr in 1.9 seconds. Speed, coupled with High-end SHOWA® front and rear suspension and an extremely rigid lightweight cast aluminum frame sound like an exciting match.
The motorcycle is equipped with an Electronic Chassis Control (ECC) system that utilizes the cornering-enhanced Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS) and Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS) to monitor and manage front and rear brake torque as well as motor torque to the rear wheel to enhance rider control and balance vehicle performance across diverse riding environments. The system is fully electronic and utilizes the latest six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) and ABS sensor technology. The separate functions of ECC work together to give the rider more confidence and control in less-than-ideal situations.
The high-voltage battery provides 225 km of range city or 142 km of range combined, measured using the MIC City and MIC Combined use cycle at 70 mph. The liveWire’s power is replenished through one of two charging options. An on-board “Level 1” charger that can be plugged into a standard 120 or 240 volt household outlet with a charging time of 21km per hour, which is expected to receive a full charge overnight. Or, a “Level 3” (DC Fast Charge) charging station, which all Harley-Davidson dealers who sell the LiveWire will be able to offer. The Level 3 has a charging time of 309 km for each hour, meaning full charge within an hour.
Steve Lambert, International Marketing Director comments “We’ve had an unprecedented level of interest in the bike with so many people wanting to be first to get their hands on it. We’re looking forward to delivering the new LiveWire to those lucky owners in autumn. LiveWire is not only an exciting new product for the company, it is an incredible riding experience. We’re confident in its future and how it will help shape the two-wheeled electric vehicle market.”
For more information on the new Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycle, as well as updates on future additional bikes, visit Harley-Davidson.com/Electric or the brand’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram channels.