More info on Harley-Davidson's Livewire and other electric bikes

New electric Harley set for launch next year

Harley-Davidson Livewire

Remember Harley-Davidson promised us 100 new models over the next decade, and then Trump tried to kill its dreams with an insane new import tax?

Well it appears Trump’s threats have fallen on deaf ears, as the Milwaukee manufacturer is dead set on delivering its promise. 

In a press dossier released today, Harley has revealed its plans for the future, along with a trio of exciting new models, one of which looks awfully familiar. 

Yep, that’s right. Following the success of its Project Livewire concept, which Harley took around the world on a test tour back in 2014, the manufacturer has taken the public feedback on board to produce a production Livewire, which will launch first in North America and parts of Europe next year. 

Designed at Harley’s Product Development Center in Wisconsin and built at the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in York, PA, it will be the first in a series of electric motorcycles from the manufacturer. 

Other electric models, which design sketches suggest may include a flat tracker and urban commuter are due to be launched by 2022. 

It's part of the firm's plan for the next decade, which includes a series of new modular engined bikes from 500-1250cc, as well as all-new small-bore bikes from 250-500cc, aimed primarily at markets in Asia. The 500-1250 range starts out with the new Pan America, Custom and Streetfighter models, and will be extended out to other types of bikes as the range develops.

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