Harley-Davidson has announced its new LiveWire variant a few weeks back. This variant is part of the company’s sub-brand of electric vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that the new electric bike variant from the American brand will be called the LiveWire One. It was mentioned by the H-D that the LiveWire brand will be headquartered virtually with its initial hubs in Silicon Valley, CA (LiveWire Labs) and Milwaukee, WI.
They also announced the global debut on 8th July 2021 and also said that LiveWire will have a power output of 101bhp. It consists of 103.5 bhp power and 116 Nm of instant torque. The company claimed that the acceleration is from 0 to 100 in just 3 seconds. The LiveWire consist of electronics and various enhanced features such as cornering ABS, cornering enhanced traction control, rear-wheel lift mitigation and drag-torque slip control system. The system prevents rear wheel lock due to the regenerative braking and controls rear-wheel slip. A 4.3-inch fully-coloured TFT touchscreen is present and there is a provision to switch into different riding modes like Road, Rain, Sport and Range which controls the performance characteristics of the vehicle. These modes come in with some specific combination of power, regeneration, throttle response, and traction control settings. The systems utilize new advanced chassis control along with electronic brake control and powertrain technology to assist you with accelerating and braking in a straight line or while in a turn.
Introducing a new collection of technology can enhance confidence and control in less-than-ideal situations. With a high-voltage battery output, the vehicle can move around 146 miles (235 km) of the city range or 95 miles (152 km) of the combined stop-and-go and highway range. The vehicle can be charged by the means of an onboard Level 1 charger and a power cord that can be connected to any of the household outlets. For faster charging there is a public Level 3 DC Fast Charge station which helps in charging the vehicle from 0 to 80% in 40 minutes or 0 to100% in an hour. H-D also included a provision to connect LiveWire bike with smartphones only through the latest version of the Harley-Davidson App. The app can be used to check battery charge status and also provide additional features like tamper alerts and stolen-vehicle tracking.
LiveWire One is shown as the 2021 model on the NHTSA website and it is said that the model will go on for sale in the market by the end of this year. More of the details of Harley Davidson LiveWire One shall be released on 8th July.