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These look really useful. I'm all in.

https://www.cycleworld.com/harley-da...dy-and-riding/


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Yeah.
Then there's this bike -->

https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/e.../livewire.html

A livewire_ _radical design for HD...
.only $30k 😉
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Not sure what H-D is trying to do here. There are equal or better E-bikes out there for about a third less money. I don't see older H-D fans going for this and most younger people won't have that kind of money to spend. Like they are sitting this up to fail.
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Not sure what H-D is trying to do here. There are equal or better E-bikes out there for about a third less money. I don't see older H-D fans going for this and most younger people won't have that kind of money to spend. Like they are sitting this up to fail.
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What's available that's comparable for less than the $2,000 asking price?

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Not sure what H-D is trying to do here. There are equal or better E-bikes out there for about a third less money. I don't see older H-D fans going for this and most younger people won't have that kind of money to spend. Like they are sitting this up to fail.
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I'm in total agreement Guzz.
90 miles on the highway, between 45 minutes to l hour between charges,140 in town, and $30,000.00 at the window.
I know a lot of Harley riders, but can't think of one that would go for that.

I predict this $30 dollar albatross to go into the Harley museum as the Harley that didn't.

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I'm with Guzzi and Dee. HD will sell a handful of them just because but they will never pay for the tooling cost.

I can see that electric scooter selling fairly well if they can keep the price down. I have often thought of electrifying Mr Goat, the fat tired trail scooter I built for hunting and general work on the farm and home. I stop and start a lot doing work and not having to pull start it 20 to 30 times would be nice.
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If the live wire had been priced more like the street 500 and 750, it would be much more attractive. It would be a dream for commuting. Practically no heat buildup at stoplights, quick, responsive... but I haven't read specs on how long to charge, and how much fossil fuel it takes to produce that charge.


Solar charging would be good, but would likely take WAY too long.
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It would seem that an electric bike because of its size would be very limited to its available battery capacity.
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All the old, fat, die hard Harley riders are fading from the scene. Harley is looking for something that appeals to young riders that don't care for the bad-ass hog rider concept and they have to start somewhere. I admit that it makes little sense for my immediate area. I can see where it would work for Argent's area as the town is large enough for them to be handy. The powered mountain bike should garner some followers. Knock fifty years off me and I would be all over one. The world is changing and companies have to change with it or die. I wish them success.


Equal or better out there? By whose standard?

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I can see where it would work ok for around here. But I wouldn't want to get to far away from the local vicinity on a single charge.
O&S ,where you live it would be completely out of the question.
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