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 Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire Elektro-Motorrad infographic
Grafik mit den Features des neuen Live Wire Elektro-Motorrads.


Gebeutelter Motorrad-Riese hofft auf elektrische Zukunft

July 17, 2019 - Harley Davidson, der berühmte aber gebeutelte Riese unter den Motorradherstellern, setzt seine Hoffnung auf jüngere Fahrer, die das neue elektrische Live Wire Motorrad kaufen sollen.

Harley-Davidson has launched a $30,000 all-electric motorcycle in an effort to save its ailing fortunes – the victim of declining sales due to an ageing fan base, 12 months of 31% EU tariffs (issued in retaliation for duties President Trump placed on imported EU steel and aluminium) and competition from the likes of Triumph, Moto Guzzi, Ducati and BMW.

The LiveWire, in development for almost a decade, emits minimal sound, no heat and has no real vibration. It has a top speed of 177km/h and can travel 235km in the city or 152km on the highway from a single charge.

Its bank of lithium-ion batteries can be recharged overnight from a conventional wall socket or be speedily charged in one hour from public Fast Charge stations, of which there are 20,000 spread across the United States.

The LiveWire goes on sale from 250 select global dealerships for $29,799, from late September.

PUBLISHED: 17/07/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Harley-Davidson handouts