Harley-Davidson shows off its first electric bike

The electric bike will be unveiled in 2019


Tech Desk November 09, 2018
Harley-Davidson showed off its first electric motorcycle at the Milan Motorcycle Show. PHOTO: HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Harley-Davidson showed off its first electric motorcycle at the Milan Motorcycle Show.

Set to be unveiled next year, the company has not dwelled into the specifics of the bike.

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The bike is set to carry the same “LiveWire” name that was used when it was still a prototype.

While the motorcycle industry struggling financially since 2008, Harley Davidson has particularly suffered a number of losses and layoffs. It has also become one of President Trump’s targets during the administration’s trade war.

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The original LiveWire prototype could get a 0-60 mph in less than four seconds with a range of about 55 miles in the economy mode. As companies like Zero Motorcycles eclipse 100 miles easily these days, the numbers are expected to jump with the production version.

The company had been playing with the idea of introducing electric bikes for a while.

This article originally appeared on Mashable.

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