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Long Way Up gets premiere date, ‘ADV’ Harley-Davidson LiveWire shown

The latest series of the Long Way Up - starring a pair of Harley-Davidson LiveWires - has received its first promo shots and premiere date

Ewan McGregor Long Way Up

Apple TV+ has confirmed it will begin airing the much anticipated third series of Long Way Up on September 18th, starring Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman and a pair of modified electric Harley-Davidson LiveWires.

It’s no secret the two celebrities have been traversing South America on the two zero exhaust emissions LiveWires based on the numerous sightings of them during the period travelling north.

However, this announcement gives us a chance to see the full story of their journey some 13,000 miles over 100 days, beginning at the tip of South America in Ushuaia and through into the United States. Beginning on September 18th, episodes will be released each week (Friday).

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Naturally, the use of the recently launched Harley-Davidson LiveWire provides its own narrative as a way to demonstrate how possible it is to cover so many miles on tough terrain aboard an electric motorcycle. We’ll assume it won’t be as ‘difficult’ as we think given the zeitgeist subject matter…

It is the third time McGregor and Boorman – who also acted as executive producers – have teamed up for a two-wheel jaunt across difficult terrain, though as the Apple press release states, doing it on an electric motorcycle designed primarily for staying within city confines, means it was the ‘most challenging expedition to date’.

That said, the promo shot reveals the external modification made to the LiveWire to ensure it could cope with the terrain, and we have to admit we’re digging the more ADV appearance…

“Covering 13,000 miles over 100 days through 16 border crossings and 13 countries, starting from the city of Ushuaia at the tip of South America, Ewan and Charley journey through the glorious and underexposed landscapes of South and Central America in their most challenging expedition to date, using cutting-edge technology on the backs of their electric Harley-Davidson LiveWires in order to contribute to the sustainability of the planet,” the official statement from Apple reads.

While there has been some cynicism about how the series can hope to be sustainable given the nature of the filming – and subsequent crew - they require to complete the journey, it is pointed out they are back them up in electric Rivian pick-up trucks.
 

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