Harely-Davidson's latest tease of their LiveWire electric bike comes in the form of stunning new photos (above) and a badass video that debuted at the EICMA in Milan.
The production model looks great with a bright orange case and beefy build, but there are no performance specs to be found. A press release explains its power come from "a permanent magnet electric motor that produces instant torque the moment that throttle is twisted."
It won't be as silent as we once thought—the LiveWire will produce a tone that increases in pitch and volume with speed. You can hear it in action in the video above.
An adjustable Showa suspension is designed to maximise the LiveWire's performance and agility on twisting backroads or urban streets. Riders will be able to fine-tune three of its seven driving modes to suit their needs.
The two-wheeled EV is also packed with more technology than perhaps any other Harley ever made.
A colour touch screen TFT display (thin-film-transistor, a type of liquid-crystal display noted for high image quality and contrast) located above the handlebar offers the rider a wide range of information on a screen that’s bright and easy to read.
The display unit is tilt-adjustable to afford most riders a perfect viewing angle. The TFT screen also allows the rider to access the interface for Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, music and more.
The LiveWire motorcycle features a RESS (Rechargeable Energy Storage System, or the main battery) composed of lithium-ion cells surrounded by a finned, cast-aluminium housing.
The LiveWire motorcycle is also equipped with a small 12-volt lithium-ion battery that powers the lights, controls, horn and instrument display. Charging can be completed using the on-board Level 1 charger that plugs into a standard household outlet with a power cord that stores below the motorcycle seat.
Set to go on sale in 2019, the American motorcycle company will reveal details regarding pricing, the pre-order process and hopefully, performance specs in January.
We'll be waiting.