Harley-Davidson LiveWire: world record on the drag strip

Harley-Davidson LiveWire
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Electric Harley Harley-Davidson LiveWire production version

Electric Harley Harley-Davidson LiveWire production version

Electric Harley Harley-Davidson LiveWire production version

Harley-Davidson LiveWire: world record on the drag strip

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Electric Harley Harley-Davidson LiveWire production version
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The production version of the electric Harley will roll onto the German market in September 2019. It costs from 32,995 euros.

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In addition to KTM (Freeride E-XC), Harley is the only major motorcycle manufacturer to offer an electric motorcycle in addition to its combustion models.

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Test editor René Correra sends clear lines from the first driving appointment: "This heavy metal from Milwaukee bangs in a way that has never been seen in the world of lazy shaking irons."

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"The motor pushes forward with an immediacy that only the power of electricity can do, always and everywhere."

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The brakes come from Brembo and work pleasantly well, the Michelin Scorchers are designed more for durability than handling.

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The frame is made up of cast aluminum profiles.

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The LiveWire has a small panel around the round spotlight.

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The range should be around 180 kilometers, for pure city use Harley speaks of a range of up to 240 kilometers.

Harley-Davidson LiveWire: world record on the drag strip
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Under the "Filler neck" is the charging socket.

Harley-Davidson LiveWire: world record on the drag strip
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Connectors of the CCS Combo 1 and 2 standard can be connected here.

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The cockpit consists of a touch-sensitive, 4.3-inch TFT screen.

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The Showa suspension elements at the front and rear are fully adjustable.

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The LiveWire is available in black.

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Alternatively, the color yellow is also possible.

Harley-Davidson LiveWire: world record on the drag strip
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The third color variant is orange.

Harley-Davidson LiveWire: world record on the drag strip
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At the 115th anniversary party in Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson had already shown a fairly advanced version of LiveWire.

Harley-Davidson LiveWire: world record on the drag strip
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LiveWire is to be offered in the USA from August 2019.

Harley-Davidson LiveWire: world record on the drag strip
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And roll onto the German market in September 2019. Price: from 32,995 euros.

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World record on the drag strip

On September 4th, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire set a new record for electrically powered production motorcycles on a drag strip in terms of both acceleration and top speed.

GThe new world record was set by Angelle Sampey from the "Harley-Davidson Screamin ‘Eagle / Vance & Hines"-Team, three-time Pro-Stock-Motorcycle-Champion. For this purpose it switched from its FXDR Pro Stock competition machine to the LiveWire.

With the electric motorcycle she set a world record on the quarter and eighth mile, doing the eighth mile (201.17 m) in 7.017 seconds and the quarter mile (402.34 m) in 11.156 seconds and with a maximum speed of 110.35 mph (177.59 km / h). The top speed of the 2020 LiveWire is electronically limited to this speed.


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Absolutely easy to drive

The records were set during the exhibition runs at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals at the Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. With three Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion titles (2000-2002) and 43 individual Pro Stock Motorcycle victories, Angelle Sampey is the most successful woman in the history of US motorsport.

"Truly amazing", Sampey commented on her record runs. "It was my first time on a LiveWire and I couldn’t wait to get out on the track with the motorcycle. The LiveWire is extremely easy to drive – all you have to do is step on the gas and it really gets going!"

Conclusion

LiveWire put its performance to the test on the drag strip. When it comes to sales, it still owes the top performance.

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