Brembos’, Showas’, cast aluminum housings, bash color palette

The Milwaukee brand will enter a new phase in 2019 with its brand new “More Roads to Harley-Davidson” growth plan through 2022. Harley Davidson has showcased multiple concepts under the LiveWire bandwagon including the 2019 production ready LiveWire motorcycle.

The production-ready model is out and we have the flesh sleaze of images in a bright orange getup. And honestly, this is arguably the most forward-thinking machine to have ever come out of the gates by Harley. A huge leap into the unknown for a brand with 115 years of vintage heritage.

Production ready Harley Davidson LiveWire in the flesh Exterior
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Blowing the door wide open, HD gave us a peek at all their new products coming in the next five years including new internal combustion engines (500cc, 750cc, 975cc and 1,250cc) that will go onto 16 new models, all of which will be liquid-cooled, 60-degree V-twins with DOHC. These will power multiple new segments Harley will be debuting in with adventure-tourers, customs, and streetfighters being prominent ones.

The first to hit the streets will, however, be none of these. Harley Davidson will be instead launching its first electric motorcycle, LiveWire, in 2019. It will be the first in a broad, no-clutch “twist and go” portfolio of products that will put the company right in the center of the electric race.

Production ready Harley Davidson LiveWire in the flesh Exterior
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Production ready Harley Davidson LiveWire in the flesh Exterior
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Production ready Harley Davidson LiveWire in the flesh Exterior
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Production ready Harley Davidson LiveWire in the flesh Exterior
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We have the first official images of the production-ready LiveWire that will hit the streets soon. Unveiled at the Harley Davidson museum, we get to see the electric motorcycle in a bright Fused Orange livery, one of the three slated to make it onto the showrooms. The other two will be Gloss Black and Matte Yellow.

And Harley Davidson is glad to share that less than 1% of the parts on this Orange production bike are shared with the LiveWire we saw four years ago. It will come with top-spec equipment packaging including Brembo monoblocks and fully-adjustable Showa suspension front and rear.

Production ready Harley Davidson LiveWire in the flesh Exterior
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Production ready Harley Davidson LiveWire in the flesh Exterior
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Production ready Harley Davidson LiveWire in the flesh Exterior
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Production ready Harley Davidson LiveWire in the flesh Exterior
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The LiveWire will let you fast charge it through the tank embedded charging connectors, or you can charge it from a wall socket with the leads under the seat. A full TFT instrumentation will also give you accessibility to pair your handheld devices for calls, music, GPS navigation, notifications, and bike diagnostics.

The bike gets bikini fairing around the LED headlight setup. Inspired by racing, the design team has bestowed the motorbike with aggressiveness and adrenaline cues to make a bold statement. As is their traditional motorcycles, the jewel of the crown is still the longitudinal powertrain that looks like superchargers fitted on top fuel dragsters.

Production ready Harley Davidson LiveWire in the flesh Exterior
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The Milwaukee company has equipped the motorcycle with an 18” front wheel rather than the typical 17”. The wheels are specially made to be lighter because they are actually hollow in the inside. Performance numbers will be out soon. All we know is that the LiveWire will be making use of a V-twin electric motor housed inside Harley’s first ever cast aluminum casing powered by Lithium-Ion batteries.

Harley created the Project LiveWire back in 2010 as a base to start a whole new endeavor with the newfound source. Designed at Harley’s Product Development Center in Wisconsin, it will be built at the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in York, PA.

Production ready Harley Davidson LiveWire in the flesh Exterior
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Post this “premium, high-power, halo model”, HD will also launch a series of electric models including a Street Tracker variant. To be introduced in 2021-22, it will come with “accessible power” and will also be lower priced than the LiveWire flagship. For around the same timeline, Harley Davidson is also developing “lightweight urban” bikes. They will be electric-assist bicycles and pedal-less Electric Mountain bikes and showcases Harley’s forethoughts to seed demand ahead of product availability.

Enticing the new wave of customers that have so far been kind of impervious to the traditional style of motorcycling. The electric way will cover a wide range of customer bases since it can be optimized with a variety of optional power packs and accessory sets that can make the bike either affordable or even high-end.

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