Friday, June 20, 2014

Harley-Davidson Unveils Electric Motorcycle (Video)

Harley-Davidson today revealed its first electric motorcycle, called Project LiveWire.  They describe Harley's new electric motorcycle as a sleek, futuristic bike that hums like a jet airplane taking off.   The prototype is powered by a longitudinally-mounted electric motor rated at 74 hp and 52 lb-ft of torque, on par with H-D’s 833 cc internal combustion engine. The battery-powered unit was developed with help from electric powertrain specialist Mission Motors.  Harley-Davidson says the belt-driven bike can accelerate from 0-60 mph in under four seconds, and has an electronically restricted top speed of 92 mph.