2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire
Electric-powered bikes are at the cutting edge of technology as the world grapples with its fossil-fuel dependency and seeks viable alternatives, and the LiveWire represents the MoCo’s contribution to that effort. Harley-Davidson teased us back in ’14 with the Project Livewire prototype, but at the 2018 EICMA “Milan Show” the production version finally saw the light of day. This machine brings a slew of features to the table that shows that Milwaukee is not as mired in the past as its detractors would like to have you believe with safety and comfort amenities that qualify as top-shelf by anyone’s standards. This is a thoroughly modern ride with up-to-date equipment, and even though it’s operating within a still-niche genre, there’s no problem at all in finding a suitable competitor, so let’s get to it.
Harley Davidson is making this 975cc Streetfighter
There is a saying that goes - “There’s only one way to really understand Harley Davidson. Ride one.” All this while, this statement made complete sense of a brute machine that lets you cruise around in the brawniest fashion. But now, Harley is taking a whole new approach with the LiveWire electric motorcycles and a brand new segment – the naked streetfighter.
Yes, the Milwaukee brand is expanding its line of middleweight models with its first-ever streetfighter motorcycle that is planned for the 2020 year. This news comes along with the showcasing of its first-ever adventure bike, Pan-America, in a bid to bring new people to the brand from new markets across the world.
Meet the new 2014 Harley Davidson Forty Eight. Compared to the previous generation the new version gained a new color, stronger brakes and more comfortable hand controls. The biggest improvement is represented by the new closed loop exhaust system which enhances the engine’s performances and makes it more environmentally friendly. The new exhaust system features a twin design, new durable mufflers with exhaust shields, a catalyst and mini heated oxygen sensors.
Perhaps it goes without saying that the motorcycle continues to be propelled by the old, air-cooled 1200cc, Evolution engine which cranks out a maximum torque of 70.8 ft-lb at 3,500 rpm. The engine features electronic fuel injection and light, aluminum heads and cylinders. Its power is sent to the ground via a modern six speed transmission.
In terms of style the 2014 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight comes with black powder-coated cylinders, lots of chrome, a peanut fuel tank and a round headlight.
The bike is offered with a base price of $10,749.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight.
Harley-Davidson’s classic cruiser, the V-Rod is now available in a special edition. The new Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special received a special look and is aggressively styled from the front end to the back with the engine, wheels, forks, triple clamps and swingarm painted in a tasty black paint. Other notable styling details include the double-barrel exhaust pipes, fat rear tyre, low-Rise handlebar and the special radiator design.
The motorcycle is built on a very beautiful frame that was forged using an innovative process named hydroforming. Thanks to this new process the company’s engineers were able to form unconventional angles and apply fewer welds by bending and shaping metal pipes with high-pressure water.
At the heart of the bike lies Harley Davidson’s 1.247 cc Revolution, Liquid-cooled, 60° V-Twin engine which delivers a peak torque of 111 Nm at 7,250 rpm.
Hit the jump for more information on the Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special.