Harley-Davidson announced final production-verified performance figures for 2020 LiveWire.
Harley-Davidson Livewire’s electric powertrain requires no clutch and no gear shifting, greatly simplifying operation for new riders. All riders will appreciate the braking effect of the power regeneration mode as it adds charge to the battery, especially in stop-and-go urban traffic.
Harley-Davidson presented the highly anticipated 2020 LiveWire along with three lightweight EV future concepts at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. In addition to updated production specifications for LiveWire, the company announced that European pre-orders for LiveWire will open in April at h-d.com/LiveWire with deliveries expected in Q4 2019 in most European countries.
Harley-Davidson Livewire accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds and 60 to 80 mph in 1.9 seconds. Production-verified performance figures show that the electric motorcycle offers 140 miles (225 km) of city range or 88 miles (142 km) of combined stop-and-go and highway range as measured using the MIC City and MIC Combined (70mph) tests. The Standard DC Fast Charge technology provides a 0-80% of battery charge in 40 minutes or 0-100% in 60 minutes. The instant torque provided by the H-D Revelation electric powertrain can produce 100 percent of its rated torque once the throttle is twisted, and 100 percent of that torque is always available. Top speed is 110mph.
In Geneva, Harley-Davidson showcased two lightweight electrified future concepts recently displayed at 2019 CES, along with a new prototype Harley-Davidson- branded two-wheeled electric bike for kids. The new bike is the result of the recently reported acquisition of substantially all the assets of StaCyc, Inc., and further expands Harley-Davidson’s electric portfolio to include electric two-wheelers for young children ages 3 and old Harley-Davidson Livewire, and less than 75 lbs.
Handling and control
The LiveWire motorcycle is equipped with an Electronic Chassis Control (ECC) system that utilizes the cornering-enhanced Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS) and Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS) to monitor and manage front and rear brake torque as well as motor torque to the rear wheel to enhance rider control and balance vehicle performance across diverse riding environments. The system is fully electronic and utilizes the latest six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) and ABS sensor technology. The separate functions of ECC work together to give the rider more confidence and control in less-than-ideal situations.
The H-D Revelation electric powertrain produces minimal vibration, heat, and noise, all of which enhance rider comfort. The LiveWire model is designed to produce a new signature Harley-Davidson sound as it accelerates and gains speed. This new futuristic sound represents the smooth, electric power of the LiveWire motorcycle.