It’s okay. Re-read the headline. We’ll wait. Yes, it’s true: the American brand most associated with disturbingly loud two-wheeled vehicles is making one that’s essentially… silent. The Harley-Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle is unfortunately not for sale (yet), but it will be available to ride at over 30 dealers across the country. As it mostly exists to gather feedback on an eventual, actually-for-sale electric bike, the specs are a little thin, but the thrill of riding down the road on a Harley incognito is enough of a draw on its own.
Instantaneous power the moment you twist the throttle. No clutch to release. No gears to run through. All you do is flick your wrist and take off. All you have to do is ride.
The handling is agile, thanks to 17-inch wheels, Michelin®sport tires and fully-adjustable Showa® suspension. And, you get the confidence that comes from traction control and cornering enhanced anti-lock brakes.
Seven different riding modes let you dial in your ride. Music and GPS are controlled by a state-of-the-art touchscreen infotainment system that’s Bluetooth enabled. The EV powertrain means there is little service required.