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  • 98fxstc Posts: 258
    Blackmans Bay,Tasmania
    Stage 1 Poster 98fxstc
    08 Nov 2018 09:54 AM
    https://www.autoblog.com/2018/11/06/harley-davidson-livewire-electric-motorcycle/#slide-7462684


    HD Forums Australia - 2019-harley-davidson-livewire-1.jpg

  • tussuck Posts: 1463
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster tussuck
    08 Nov 2018 11:29 AM
    Nice...looks better than the FXDR as well.
  • rodrocket Posts: 220
    Stock Poster rodrocket
    08 Nov 2018 12:25 PM
    Wrong choice of colors, surely by now marketing would know that Electric Orange is faster 

    put me down for one I have been waiting on this from the first announcement 
  • Hilly Posts: 2342
    Townsville
    Motor Head Hilly
    08 Nov 2018 05:07 PM
    Needs forwards :)
  • Wideglider Posts: 350
    Wollongong NSW
    Stage 1 Poster Wideglider
    08 Nov 2018 05:53 PM
    Quoting Hilly on 08 Nov 2018 05:07 PM
    Needs forwards :)
    Yes, my initial thoughts too - getting too old for the feet back & body bent forward thing.
  • Hilly Posts: 2342
    Townsville
    Motor Head Hilly
    08 Nov 2018 06:51 PM
    Quoting Hilly on 08 Nov 2018 05:07 PM
    Needs forwards :)
    Quoting Wideglider on 08 Nov 2018 05:53 PMedited: 08 Nov 2018 05:54 PM
    Yes, my initial thoughts too - getting too old for the feet back & body bent forward thing.
    Hearin ya
  • Smokey61 Posts: 607
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    08 Nov 2018 06:59 PM
    Quoting Hilly on 08 Nov 2018 05:07 PM
    Needs forwards :)
    Quoting Wideglider on 08 Nov 2018 05:53 PMedited: 08 Nov 2018 05:54 PM
    Yes, my initial thoughts too - getting too old for the feet back & body bent forward thing.
    It's the opposite with me. The Widey puts my spine almost vertical and my legs are too far forward to take any weight. There's one particular bump here, left lane bridge joint coming off the ring road onto Lavarack Road, for the locals, that gives me a big thump. I have a couple of dodgy discs in my back so this doesn't help.

    The Trump leans me forward and allows me to put my weight on the pegs. Pegs are a little high, resulting in a hip cramp or two when I first set off, Causing me to stretch the leg out sideways while I lean the other way to counterbalance, but it's fine after that.
  • SONNY D Posts: 361
    brisbane
    Stage 1 Poster SONNY D
    08 Nov 2018 07:34 PM
    Quoting 98fxstc on 08 Nov 2018 09:54 AM
    https://www.autoblog.com/2018/11/06/harley-davidson-livewire-electric-motorcycle/#slide-7462684


    HD Forums Australia - 2019-harley-davidson-livewire-1.jpg

    looks heaps better than i expected it to.... would definitely think about it...although im really waiting on the streetfighter !!! hope the production bike follows in the footsteps of the concept !!
  • Wideglider Posts: 350
    Wollongong NSW
    Stage 1 Poster Wideglider
    08 Nov 2018 09:17 PM
    Quoting Hilly on 08 Nov 2018 05:07 PM
    Needs forwards :)
    Quoting Wideglider on 08 Nov 2018 05:53 PMedited: 08 Nov 2018 05:54 PM
    Yes, my initial thoughts too - getting too old for the feet back & body bent forward thing.
    Quoting Smokey61 on 08 Nov 2018 06:59 PMedited: 08 Nov 2018 07:02 PM
    It's the opposite with me. The Widey puts my spine almost vertical and my legs are too far forward to take any weight. There's one particular bump here, left lane bridge joint coming off the ring road onto Lavarack Road, for the locals, that gives me a big thump. I have a couple of dodgy discs in my back so this doesn't help.

    The Trump leans me forward and allows me to put my weight on the pegs. Pegs are a little high, resulting in a hip cramp or two when I first set off, Causing me to stretch the leg out sideways while I lean the other way to counterbalance, but it's fine after that.
    Fair enough Smokey, I suppose we each have a very particular riding position that finds the 'sweet spot' for comfort, especially for longer distances. Seems the older I get the further & longer I find myself riding.
  • JFE Posts: 1232
    NSW
    Performance Poster JFE
    08 Nov 2018 09:49 PM
    I reckon it looks great, perhaps one of the better looking HD’s for a few years now. 

    Price and range will be key; perhaps Harley can sell a solar panel package for ya house (subtletly branded, of course) and I’d be in!
  • Hilly Posts: 2342
    Townsville
    Motor Head Hilly
    08 Nov 2018 10:11 PM
    I have no problem with how it looks and I bet it will go like buggery, instant torque, be bloody fun thing to blast through the twisties, how far she go is one thing and I can't sit like that is the other, wonder what sort of sound it will make? Do ya reckon there will be a selection of engine notes you can pick from haha
  • Ratbob Posts: 514
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    09 Nov 2018 02:32 AM
    It looks huge, or have they got a kid riding it. 
    Rear peg position would kill my knees, that’s why I sold my 900ss bevel.
  • 98fxstc Posts: 258
    Blackmans Bay,Tasmania
    Stage 1 Poster 98fxstc
    09 Nov 2018 07:13 AM
    Quoting Ratbob on 09 Nov 2018 02:32 AM
    It looks huge, or have they got a kid riding it. 
    Rear peg position would kill my knees, that’s why I sold my 900ss bevel.
    Small rider
    I wondered if it was a chick ?
  • Hot and Heavy Posts: 1600
    Hobart.
    Motor Head Hot and Heavy
    09 Nov 2018 10:43 AM
    Holy shit I actually like it. I think sounds pretty cool too. This could be a winner for Harley with the “man bun” crowd. 
  • fatslim Posts: 175
    Stock Poster fatslim
    09 Nov 2018 04:22 PM
    Quoting Hot and Heavy on 09 Nov 2018 10:43 AM
    Holy shit I actually like it. I think sounds pretty cool too. This could be a winner for Harley with the “man bun” crowd. 
    Can't wait to see you with a "man bun" cobber, that would be something!
  • fatslim Posts: 175
    Stock Poster fatslim
    09 Nov 2018 04:24 PM
    Quoting 98fxstc on 08 Nov 2018 09:54 AM
    https://www.autoblog.com/2018/11/06/harley-davidson-livewire-electric-motorcycle/#slide-7462684


    HD Forums Australia - 2019-harley-davidson-livewire-1.jpg

    Lemme know when you buy one....
    looks like a painful riding position for you. 
  • Hilly Posts: 2342
    Townsville
    Motor Head Hilly
    09 Nov 2018 05:14 PM
    Quoting 98fxstc on 08 Nov 2018 09:54 AM
    https://www.autoblog.com/2018/11/06/harley-davidson-livewire-electric-motorcycle/#slide-7462684


    HD Forums Australia - 2019-harley-davidson-livewire-1.jpg

    Quoting fatslim on 09 Nov 2018 04:24 PM
    Lemme know when you buy one....
    looks like a painful riding position for you. 
    Imagine that! Be more bloke than bike haha
  • Baloffski Posts: 1328
    Victoria
    Performance Poster Baloffski
    09 Nov 2018 05:23 PM
    Don"t mind its Torque, HP, but buggered if I'm stopping at woolies every 100 Ks. for box of energiser batteries. lol...

  • Ratbob Posts: 514
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    10 Nov 2018 01:21 AM
    Quoting Ratbob on 09 Nov 2018 02:32 AM
    It looks huge, or have they got a kid riding it. 
    Rear peg position would kill my knees, that’s why I sold my 900ss bevel.
    Quoting 98fxstc on 09 Nov 2018 07:13 AM
    Small rider
    I wondered if it was a chick ?
    That’s understandable, Chicks tend to like electronic toys :)
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2226
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    10 Nov 2018 07:57 AM
    that looks alright, BUT , it an't a Motor sickle! ( no motor ) I have a electric mountain bike, you have to peddle to get assistance from the electric motor. has three levels of assistance. the lowest is 20% then next is 50% then  100%. I mostly just leave it in 20% as then I get a long range. when your speed hits 25kph the motor cuts out and your power the bike peddling. I  ride with a fast group on single track or fire trails in mountains. 50 to 60 k average about 20 k an hour. thing is the battery they use is heavy & has a limited number of charges to a life span & expensive takes a while to charge up if battery low.
    I think this bike is just to target inner urban set that do short rides ( cafe to cafe ) I also think Harley in a big panic . But I'm sure the bike will perform, but how heavy will it be?
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