Harley-Davidson dropped has recently release some details about its upcoming electric motorcycle, LiveWire. The company announced that it will start taking preorders for its first electric bike, with deliveries expected later this fall. The LiveWire’s list price starts at $29,799.
The company also released some specs for LiveWire. The bike will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds, and as its electrically powered, it doesn’t requires clutch or gear shifting which makes it much simpler for new riders.
Harley says it will be able to travel 110 city miles on a single charge, but doesn’t say how that translates on the highway. The original LiveWire prototype could get from 0–60mph in under four seconds, and had a range of about 55 miles in economy mode.
LiveWire comes equipped with a telematics system called H-D Connect, which feeds data about the bike’s operations, including battery charging, service reminders, and possibly tampering, to the owner via Harley’s connected app. The motorcycle company claims LiveWire will be the first mass-market cellular-connected electric motorcycle.
The company has always been mindful about keeping old customers as it seeks to attract new, more tech-focused riders. While the motorcycle industry as a whole has struggled since the 2008 financial crisis, Harley-Davidson in particular has suffered a number of losses and layoffs. It has also become one of President Trump’s most visible targets during his administration’s trade war.