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Harley Davidson Forays Into Electric Mobility With Livewire In India

Harley named its electric motor "Revelation ", which produces 105hp and 116Nm of torque. The Livewire can touch 3-digit speed in just 3.5 sec with the Top-Speed of 177Kmpl.

Photo Credit : Siddharth


Sajeev Rajasekharan MD, Harley Davidson India

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, which has recently listed its first electric bike- LiveWire on the Indian website, has finally showcased the most anticipated electric bike in the country. The concept of Harley-Davidson LiveWire first shown at the EICMA 2018 motorcycle show and also at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019. The electric cruiser seems inspired by its popular model Sportster. Harley named its electric motor "Revelation ", which produces 105hp and 116Nm of torque. The Livewire can touch 3-digit speed in just 3.5 sec with the Top-Speed of 177Kmpl.

The LiveWire has a 4.2-inch full-colour instrument cluster and will be equipped with H-D Connect, which will help you to know about the health of bike, remaining battery and other connected features which can be accessed with the help of H-D Connect App. The electric bike has a 15.5 kWh capacity and can be charged through normal AC Wall sockets but it will take more than 12 hours to get it fully charged. The high-voltage battery provides 225 km of city range or 142 km of combined stop-and-go and highway range. LiveWire also has a signature Harley Davidson Sound and equipped with safety features like traction control and anti-lock braking system (ABS) which will be assisted by an inertial measurement unit (IMU).

Speaking at the launch, Sajeev Rajasekharan, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India Pvt. Ltd., said, “Upholding the legacy for 10 years in India is just the beginning and we will continue to fuel excitement for motorcycle enthusiasts in the country. As the first manufacturers of electric motorcycle in the premium segment, we are ecstatic to bring the LiveWire for showcase in the country. We will continue to invest in products and experiences to build more riders for Harley-Davidson in line with our More Roads plan.” 

On the occasion of celebrating 10 years in the country, Harley-Davidson also announced the launch of ‘10 on 10’ mobile application for H.O.G. members to take the power of the community to the next level.Taking the anniversary celebration to the riders, H-D India also plans to hold Anniversary rides across the country alongside anniversary offers across dealerships. Special merchandise for the 10th year anniversary will also hit the Harley-Davidson stores shortly. LiveWire will also be showcased at some key dealerships for customer activations, as part of the anniversary celebrations.

LiveWire™ motorcycle specifications:

The Harley-Davidson® LiveWire™ motorcycle is equipped with a full suite of electronic rider aids and interfaces designed to allow the owner to create a personalized and fully connected riding experience. These features include the following:

  • H-D™ Connect Cellular Connectivity

The LiveWire motorcycle is equipped with H-D™ Connect service technology that provides cellular connectivity that can link a LiveWire owner with their motorcycle through their smart phone using the latest version of the free Harley-Davidson™ App. The H-D App is available in the iOS and Android app stores and core functions (turn-by-turn directions, ride planning, dealer and event locations) of the app are included with the free download. H-D Connect transmits key vehicle health information through the H-D App and provides the owner with the reassurance of being able to remotely monitor their motorcycle’s security, including tamper alerts on the H-D App and stolen-vehicle assistance.

  • Motorcycle status
  • Tamper alerts and stolen vehicle tracking service
  • Service reminders and notifications

  • Color Touchscreen

A 4.3-inch color TFT touchscreen (thin-film-transistor, a type of liquid-crystal display noted for high image quality and contrast) located above the handlebar offers the rider a wide range of information on a display that’s bright and easy to read. The display unit is tilt-adjustable to afford most riders an optimal viewing angle and the screen brightness adjusts automatically. The touchscreen only functions when the motorcycle is not moving but many of the display options can be changed using the hand control joysticks while riding.

  • Reflex™ Defensive Rider Systems

The LiveWire model is equipped with Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS), a collection of technology designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking. The systems are designed to aid the rider in controlling the vehicle while accelerating and braking in a straight line or while in a turn. A rider may find the systems most helpful when riding in adverse road conditions and in urgent situations. The systems are electronic and utilize the latest chassis control, electronic brake control and powertrain technology.

  • Cornering Enhanced Antilock Braking System (C-ABS)
  • Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System (C-TCS)
  • Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS)

  • Ride Modes

The LiveWire model offers seven selectable Ride Modes that electronically control the performance characteristics of the motorcycle and the level of electronic intervention. Four of the modes are pre-programmed and three are customizable by the owner. Each Ride Mode consists of a specific combination of power (which dictates the maximum rate of acceleration), regeneration (felt as a braking effect when off-throttle), throttle response, and traction control settings.

  • Sport Mode
  • Road Mode
  • Range Mode
  • Rain Mode
  • Custom Modes

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