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  • Stel Posts: 150
    Stock Poster Stel
    06 Aug 2014 05:55 PM
    if they manage to bring-up the decibels, exaggerate the "jet" sound and come-up with better styling/design - then I'd buy one.

    I'm all for HD moving to new directions/markets and the Livewire, but to me it still looks like a Jap/sports bike. Hopefully the production version will look better.....
  • paulybronco Posts: 11002
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    06 Aug 2014 06:13 PM

    If every drop of petrol in the world was gone, i would walk!

  • Jayman6 Posts: 927
    Gold Coast QLD
    Performance Poster Jayman6
    06 Aug 2014 06:33 PM
    Posted By paulybronco on 06 Aug 2014 5:43 PM

    If every drop of petrol in the world was gone, i would walk!

     

    For some reason Paulybronco your comment made me think of Mad Max 1. 

    Anyone remember when the Toecutter drops it under the tanker truck in the end? He could've been on a Livewire!!!!!

     

  • paulybronco Posts: 11002
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    06 Aug 2014 07:15 PM
    Posted By Jayman6 on 06 Aug 2014 6:03 PM
    Posted By paulybronco on 06 Aug 2014 5:43 PM

    If every drop of petrol in the world was gone, i would walk!

     

    For some reason Paulybronco your comment made me think of Mad Max 1. 

    Anyone remember when the Toecutter drops it under the tanker truck in the end? He could've been on a Livewire!!!!!

     

    HaHa same vintage different pay scale!   smiley

     

     

  • Picker Posts: 70
    Stock Poster Picker
    07 Aug 2014 12:05 PM
    I dunno guys, I think it's got it's place.
    I work 9km through the city from my house, so commute is tiny... Nipping back on forth on the Livewire would probably be great.

    Obviously I'm not saying I'd want to do do 500km journeys on it.
  • Wimbo Posts: 2294
    Motor Head Wimbo
    13 Aug 2014 09:18 AM
    Not my cuppa tea, but hey, cant see why Harley shouldnt miss out on the Sportsbike Commuter kind of bike.
  • Harry28 Posts: 312
    just behind ya...
    Stage 1 Poster Harry28
    13 Aug 2014 09:42 AM

     

  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3233
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    13 Aug 2014 11:02 AM
    I fount that a good watch, Leno had a fairly in-bias view
    yep, range (on that bike) would be an issue, if it does 0-60 in under 4 seconds set at 100K range, how long will it take if it is tuned to 400K's range
  • paulybronco Posts: 11002
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    13 Aug 2014 11:13 AM

    Yes as much as i resist it, it is the way of the future.

  • Alan54 Posts: 136
    Central Coast NSW
    Stock Poster Alan54
    21 Aug 2014 04:02 PM

    opps

  • Alan54 Posts: 136
    Central Coast NSW
    Stock Poster Alan54
    21 Aug 2014 04:05 PM
    Posted By paulybronco on 06 Aug 2014 5:43 PM

    If every drop of petrol in the world was gone, i would walk!

    +1, but not too far, I'm old & all fucked up from ridin' one of them petrol powered things

     

     

  • beagle Posts: 545
    SEQ
    Performance Poster beagle
    23 Aug 2014 09:59 AM

    Back in the 70's I was the chairman of the Nth Qld Electric Vehicle assoc. It was part of my job as the NQ manager of a national battery company sponsoring the development of electric vehicles. The technology has rocketed ahead over the past 40 years and for commuting they are brilliant, however on longer trips the capacity range is big issue. The cars have back up motors to power the battery. If they develop a small in built petrol powered generator as part of the bike package it may work, but the added weight and cost makes it unfeasible. The cost of running a bike is so low it won't happen for many years on touring models. It's just a great gimmick at this stage that we pay for through the inflated prices of new HD's. For local commercial delivery vehicles and stop start uses that cover little distance they are great.

  • lg Posts: 0
    lg
    24 Aug 2014 07:23 PM

    I'll be getting one when there released in Aus

  • rodders Posts: 5766
    Victoria
    Forum Legend rodders
    11 Sep 2014 10:29 PM
    I liked the review by Jay Leno.
    For a bike like that to work in commuting you need to be able to easily plug it into a mains and not have some awkward special charging device.
    And is being so quiet really such a good thing? Drivers and pedestrians won't hear you coming.
    He also make a good point about maintenance. Being virtually maintenance free I don't think the dealers would be too happy to sell an electric bike and not see it again for servicing & maintenance.

    Looks o.k. to me for a commuter.
  • Harry28 Posts: 312
    just behind ya...
    Stage 1 Poster Harry28
    12 Sep 2014 07:57 AM

    As a city commuter It would almost be perfect, Even if you could recharge whilst at work for better range. But until you can pull up at a country servo and swap out batteries quickly they'll only be commuters. Which is good, Less petrol the city folk use the more petrol for the V-twins. 

    They haven't said if they're making them or not though yet, I'm figuring they will 100% so the cost will determine how they sell and harley will still come up with a catalogue of aftermarket parts to customize it no doubt, Stage 6 big amp kits and the like. lol.

  • Uncle Ho Posts: 4873
    what's it to you
    Forum Legend Uncle Ho
    12 Sep 2014 11:00 AM

    I'd buy it as a commute...

     

    A very good review...

     

     

     

     

  • Arron Posts: 173
    WA
    Stock Poster Arron
    28 Sep 2014 03:27 PM

     It looks like there will be a copple of electric bikes on the market by the end of the year.

    Brammo Bikesales article

    Zero

  • Cview Posts: 219
    Tweed heads
    Stock Poster Cview
    08 Jan 2019 10:14 AM
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  • Cview Posts: 219
    Tweed heads
    Stock Poster Cview
    08 Jan 2019 10:17 AM
    Quoting Cview on 08 Jan 2019 10:14 AM
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    $29,700 us 110 mile range
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