Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle, LiveWire, was finally introduced in 2019 after years spent in development. Now, the namesake of the American bike maker’s has taken a life of its own; LiveWire is now a separate brand. The LiveWire ONE is the first electric bike under this new brand and Harley’s second electric bike.
LiveWire ONE is powered by a liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous Revelation motor and paired to a 15.4 kWh battery, good for 100 horsepower and 84 lb-ft (114 Nm) of torque, and up to 146 miles (235 km) range (or 95 miles/153 km combine city and highway, i.e. realistically speaking range).
Charging is pretty fast, with LiveWire claiming 0-80% in 40 minutes and it will take just an hour to take a flat out battery to 100%.
Aesthetically, it looks, well, pretty much like the first – saved for the new LiveWire branding.
Other tech details include aluminum cast frame and swingarm, Showa suspension, cast aluminum wheels, Brembo 4-piston monoblock front brakes, dual-piston caliper brake rear, 4.3” WQVGA 480 x 272 TFT color display and Bluetooth connectivity.
Now, for the good news. It is available and significantly more affordable than the original LiveWire, at US$21,999.
There’s a catch, though. LiveWire ONE is only available from the newly launched 12 LiveWire dealerships in three states, namely, California, New York and Texas.
It be ordered now online from LiveWire’s website too, but only if you reside in one of the three states and it will only ship to addresses within 50 miles of one of the dealership. More stores are planned for Fall. LiveWire (the brand) will go international next year in 2022.