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Harley-Davidson LiveWire

The LiveWire is built with a sporty bent and relies entirely on energy stored in its battery pack, which makes it suitable for short trips and will plug-and-play with public charging stations. Safety- and ride-quality electronics come stock to make this a thoroughly modern machine. It carries itself with a sportiness unseen since Eric Buell’s days at the MoCo with a look that would blend right into a pack of naked smoker bikes.

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After much anticipation, Harley-Davidson launched its all-electric LiveWire as a 2020 model and as its first production EV bike. A minimal front fender and inverted Showa forks lead the way ahead of a compact headlight housing that serves as the only fairing element up front.

Behind the forks, a set of strategically-placed air scoops direct cooling air over the battery pack when under way. A faux fuel tank hump gives the flyline a gas-powered inflection, and this feature alone is what makes this bike disappear into a pack of naked-streetfighter types. A deep-scoop seat and lofted pillion pad finishes the profile over a full-length rear hugger that carries all of the rearward lighting as well as the license plate holder.

Mid-mount foot controls and a short handlebar place the pilot in a rather aggressive riding position over a tall seat to ease the use of body English in the corners. H-D’s Reflex Defensive Rider System bundle delivers safe operation and stopping under a variety of conditions.