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CES: Harley-Davidson
goes electric

The iconic motorcycle brand, with a little help from Panasonic, brings “e” to bikes.

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Harley-Davidson, the iconic motorcycle manufacturer, has revealed two new concept electric two-wheelers and announced pre-order availability for LiveWire, its first electric production motorcycle, at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The 2020 LiveWire is now available for US dealer pre-order at h-d.com/LiveWire, with select global markets to be announced at a later date.

The company says LiveWire represents the future of Harley-Davidson, “bringing high-performance electric propulsion, evocative design, and cellular connectivity to today’s rider”. The first of a new electric portfolio of motorcycles, LiveWire delivers a full suite of electronic rider aids and interfaces for a connected experience.

The two electrified future concepts further explore the potential of urban mobility as part of the More Roads to Harley-Davidson plan to accelerate building the next generation of riders through new products in additional motorcycle segments, broader access and a commitment to strengthen dealers globally.

“We’re at a historic juncture in the evolution of mobility, and Harley-Davidson is at the forefront,” said Matt Levatich, Harley-Davidson’s president and CEO. “Innovation that moves the body and soul has always been at the heart of our brand, and this next chapter in our history is about creating products and opportunities for existing and aspiring riders of all ages and walks of life.”

“Our vision for the future is all encompassing,” he said. “These two concepts are further statements towards our commitment to lead in the electric mobility space.”

Click here to see how Panasonic provides connectivity solutions for Harley-Davidson.

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