Harley Davidson follows up on prototype electric motorcycle with promise of production in a year and a half
On the 31.01.18 Harley Davidson issued the following statement:
The company is on target to launch its first electric motorcycle within 18 months. Today, the company announces it will invest more aggressively to lead in the application of electric motorcycle technology to inspire ridership among a new audience.
"The EV motorcycle market is in its infancy today, but we believe premium Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles will help drive excitement and participation in the sport globally," stated (President and CEO Matt) Levatich. "As we expand our EV capabilities and commitment, we get even more excited about the role electric motorcycles will play in growing our business."
Earlier reports on the prototype Live Wire Harley show a zero to 100kph performance of under four seconds. What the range (autonomy) will be before it needs recharging will depend on the style in which it is ridden.