The future has arrived in style with the all-new 2020 Harley Davidson LiveWire. This electric motorcycle has plenty to offer, especially if you’re looking for a bike that provides incredible fuel savings while also helping to save the environment. It’s built with the solid, reliable construction you’d expect from any Harley-Davidson model. It’s also ultra-lightweight and promises lightning-fast acceleration that’s sure to fulfill your need for speed.
Here at Patriot Harley-Davidson®, we’re proud to carry a wide range of inventory, which includes the head-turning Harley-Davidson LiveWire. Stop by and see us in Fairfax, Virginia to check out this electric motorcycle for yourself.
The LiveWire motorcycle is powered by a H-D Revelation™ permanent-magnet electric motor rated at 105 horsepower (78 kW) and producing 86 ft. lbs. of torque. It’s a common assumption that’ll you have to forfeit performance in exchange for this level of sustainability, but that’s not the case. In fact, the LiveWire offers instant torque, which allows it to go from zero to 60 mph in a mere 3 seconds. You might even be surprised to learn that some of the fastest bikes in the world right now are actually electric motorcycles, some of which can reach up to speeds of over 200 mph.
The permanent magnet electric motor is located just below the battery, which effectively lowers the center of gravity for easy handling at all times. You’ll fall in love with the high-performance SHOWA front and rear suspension system, which is fully adjustable. This means you’ll be able to tailor it to your specific needs, so you can have the perfect combination of comfort and handling whenever you ride.
What’s more, staying updated on your performance has never been so easy with the state-of-the-art touchscreen display. The 4.3-inch full-color, liquid-crystal display on the LiveWire will keep you in the loop on your speed, battery status, and range.
Want to go a step further? Download the latest version of the Harley-Davidson app on your smartphone so you can stay connected. You’ll be able to check all the vitals, including the charge status, its location on the map, and you’ll even receive security alerts if your bike has been moved or tampered with.
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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.
The RESS has a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. This Harley-Davidson model is equipped with a high-voltage battery, also known as a Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS). It’s composed of lithium-ion cells in a cast-aluminum housing. With a fully charged battery, you can expect 146 miles of city range or 95 miles of combined stop-and-go and highway range as measured using the MIC City and MIC Combined tests. The exact range can vary depending on your riding habits as well as weather and equipment conditions.
There are two ways you can go about charging the battery on your electric motorcycle. First, you can opt for the onboard Level 1 charger and power cord by connecting it to any household outlet, which will provide you with a full charge overnight. If you need a faster charge, you can pay a visit to any public Level 3 DC Fast Charge Station. You can reach an 80% charge in just 40 minutes or a 100% charge in one hour.
Benefits of Going Electric
As if all these perks weren’t enough, there are still more electric motorcycle benefits coming your way. First and foremost, you’re going to be saving quite a bit of money on fuel alone. After all, gas prices are consistently rising. You’ll be making a wise investment by choosing to make the switch to an electric motorcycle sooner rather than later. You’re also going to save time and money on general maintenance because you won’t be bogged down by a combustion engine that needs routine check-ups and changes.
Perhaps the most important benefit of all is the green aspect of electric motorcycles. These battery-powered bikes produce zero emissions. Say goodbye to the days of getting dirty while dealing with sludgy oil changes. No oil slicks on the ground, either. Plus, you’ll no longer be contributing to the overwhelming amount of non-renewable fossil fuels polluting our atmosphere.
And as leaders in the electrification of motorcycling, we want to ensure ample opportunities for riders to charge their new LiveWire motorcycle. Harley-Davidson® authorized LiveWire dealers play an integral role in that story. As part of the media event we’ll share that at the release of LiveWire in the market, there’ll be more than 150 dealerships in the U.S. offering at least one 24kW DC Fast Charge (DCFC) charging station in their customer parking area, where it will be accessible to the public.
Additionally, in the U.S. LiveWire customers will receive free charging on ChargePoint stations at participating LiveWire Harley-Davidson dealers for the first two years and Harley-Davidson will provide U.S. LiveWire owners with 500 kW of free charging service at Electrify America DCFC charging stations.
Cost, Launch Date, Where to Buy
By now, you’re probably eager to ride off into the sunset on your very own Harley-Davidson® LiveWire. This electric motorcycle is expected to make its debut in August 2019. If you simply can’t wait, you have the option of signing up for preorder.
Reserve Yours Today
For more detailed information on when and where to buy it, give us a call at (703) 352-5400. If you’d like to learn more about the preorder option, be sure to visit us at Patriot Harley-Davidson® in Fairfax, Virginia.