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Harley-Davidson LiveWire

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.


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!"


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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