Harley-davidson has announced the presentation of its first electric model dubbed the LiveWire during milan’s EICMA 2018 on november 6th. the model is an authentic harley-davidson expression of individuality, iconic style and performance that just happens to be electric. this is the first no-clutch, ‘twist and go’ motorcycle the american motorcycle manufacturer will put on the market but definitely not the last one.
the first public viewing of the electric-powered harley-davidson LiveWire in EICMA 2018 will give visitors the chance to get up close to the production-ready motorcycle. on sale in 2019, the LiveWire was announced in july as part of the company’s growth strategy, wanting to establish itself as the leader in the electrification of the sport. a broader range of electric models that are light, nimble and ready to tackle the urban landscape are planned to be available by 2022.
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Harley-Davidson Small Capacity Motorcycle For Asia Rendered
arlier this year, Harley-Davidson had announced that the iconic brand will be developing an all-new 250-400 cc motorcycle in a strategic alliance with an Asian manufacturer. The new bike, targeted at markets like India, and other South East Asian nations, will be launched in 2022. Harley-Davidson has categorically mentioned that the small capacity motorcycle will be brought to India, with the intent of expanding Harley-Davidson’s reach and also broadening the customer base in the world’s largest two-wheeler market. Additionally, Harley-Davidson also plans to introduce a new adventure bike, a street fighter, and a custom cruiser. The iconic American manufacturer had released a few render images of future products, including the electric motorcycle line-up when that announcement was made.
Now, Japan’s Young Machine website has unveiled rendered images of what the upcoming small-displacement single-cylinder Harley-Davidson could look like. It’s still a render, so if the actual design of the upcoming Harley-Davidson will look like this is open to interpretation. But the fit and finish, design details and other fittings look quite impressive. The bike looks like a mix between a modern naked street with flat-track inspiration, and the design certainly looks straight out of the future, clearly with some inspiration from the drawings released of the Harley electric models released earlier this year.
In any case, it’s still not known which Asian manufacturer Harley-Davidson will partner with, to introduce this small capacity motorcycle. Several Indian motorcycle manufacturers already have existing partnerships with premium European brands. TVS Motor Company has an alliance with BMW Motorrad, where the smallest models from the German brand, the BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS, are produced at the TVS factory in India. The same platform also has the TVS Apache RR 310. India’s largest exporter of motorcycles, Bajaj Auto, has entered into a non-equity partnership with Triumph Motorcycles to develop a small displacement model, particularly for India and emerging markets. The jury is still out, and there are no confirmed reports of which Harley-Davidson will partner with, but from all indications, it is very likely that the new small displacement Harley-Davidson will be made in India.