LiveWire conversion: E-Harley Silent Alarm from JvB-Moto

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LiveWire conversion: E-Harley Silent Alarm from JvB-Moto
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LiveWire conversion: E-Harley Silent Alarm from JvB-Moto

LiveWire conversion: E-Harley Silent Alarm from JvB-Moto

LiveWire conversion: E-Harley Silent Alarm from JvB-Moto

LiveWire conversion: E-Harley Silent Alarm from JvB-Moto

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Jens vom Brauck, the Cologne customizer and head behind JvB-moto, received the order from Harley to convert a LiveWire.

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The result goes by the name “Silent alarm” and can really be seen.

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The Cologne customizer is not a die-hard electric motorcycle fan, but the LiveWire has done it to him.

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Jens replaced the standard headlight fairing with the mini windshield.

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With a simple gondola and an LED headlight.

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The headlight is complemented by a pair of carbon-cased Blaze auxiliary headlights installed on either side of the battery pack.

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The light alloy rims were provided with carbon fiber covers.

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The rear of the bike is also covered.

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The charging cable for the 220-volt socket is located under the seat.

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The rear lights are located at the “Silent alarm” directly at the rear, not above the fender like on a production bike.

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The shock absorber comes from the former Moto 2 Team Sport Evolution, which now produces high-end suspensions according to customer requirements.

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Jens vom Brauck completely redeveloped the rear seat unit for his LiveWire conversion.

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The front fender and the dainty air intakes under the tank are also new.

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Except for the JvB-moto front fender, all parts for the Livewire have been completely redeveloped.

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There will be no parts or kits from this project.

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Instead, there will be a small series with exclusively built machines, so the information from JvB-moto.

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The conversion just looks good. And at first glance, it’s not even necessarily clear why.

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After a closer look, however, it becomes clear that Jens vom Brauck has skilfully combined classic lines and proportions with modern forms.

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Out came a “clean, minimalist cafe racer style, but with a comfortable seating position”, how Jens sums it up so nicely.

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Footrests and handlebars come from LSL.

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The latter is equipped with Performance Machine handles and a Pro Brake lever.

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LiveWire conversion: E-Harley Silent Alarm from JvB-Moto

Harley-Davidson LiveWire conversion
E-Harley “Silent Alarm” from JvB-Moto

Jens vom Brauck, the Cologne customizer and head behind JvB-Moto, got the order from Harley to convert a LiveWire. The result is truly impressive.


Dina Dervisevic

05/29/2021

Just rummaged through the archive: in 2019 we delivered the first one to you Driving report for LiveWire. It is now really time for a well-known remodel to venture on the E-Harley. Jens vom Brauck is the brave one who now presents his interpretation of LiveWire called Silent Alarm, which is a commissioned work by Harley-Davidson acts.

The Cologne customizer is not a die-hard electric motorcycle fan, but LiveWire has done it to him: “Electric motorcycles will certainly not save the world on their own and I can understand the arguments of the opponents of electric drives. I think the subject is very complicated and we are still a long way from the perfect solution. All I know is that this bike is a lot of fun.”

Not a work of art, but for the street

Like all JVB motorcycle designs, the LiveWire is meant to be ridden. “My motorcycle is not a work of art or an exhibit, it is built to be driven.” An electric motorcycle also has to be ridable and practical, it has to be different and look different, according to JvB-Moto.

During his LiveWire conversion, Jens vom Brauck mainly concentrated on the body. Among other things, he donated a new one to his conversion “Fuel tank” made of fiberglass. Carbon fiber was out of the question for Jens: “Carbon fiber that comes in contact with high voltage cables may not be the best idea.”

Additional lights on the battery pack

The rear seat unit, the front fender and the delicate air inlets under the dummy tank are also new. The light alloy rims were provided with carbon fiber covers, and Jens replaced the standard headlight cover with the mini windshield with a simple gondola and an LED headlight. The headlight is complemented by a pair of carbon-cased Blaze auxiliary headlights installed on either side of the battery pack.

Footrests and handlebars come from LSL. The latter is equipped with Performance Machine handles and a Pro Brake lever. When it comes to the chassis, there is also an upgrade: The shock absorber comes from the former Moto 2 Team Sport Evolution, which now produces high-end chassis according to customer requirements.

Silent alarm as a small series

Jens vom Brauck says about the design of his conversion: “I think to reach serious motorcyclists you have to develop a serious motorcycle design, and not distract you with futuristic plastic looks and hubless wheels. A design that appeals to the passionate motorcyclist, and at the same time looks fresh and special.”

Except for the JvB-Moto front fender, all parts for the LiveWire have been completely redeveloped. There will be no parts or kits from this project, but a small series with exclusively built machines, so the information from JvB-Moto.

Conclusion

The conversion just looks good. And at first glance, it’s not even necessarily clear why. After a closer look, however, it becomes clear that Jens vom Brauck has skilfully combined classic lines and proportions with modern forms. Out came a “clean, minimalist cafe racer style, but with a comfortable seating position”, how Jens sums it up so nicely.

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