Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Vs Indian Scout Sixty
1926 H-D JD CHOPPER
-Wednesday, December 21, 2016
“This bike is the brainchild of Kirk Sharp. Kirk talked about this bike for almost four years before we actually built it. His plan was simple: JD Motor, Paughco single-loop frame, and four-speed transmission.” —Jim Harper, August 2015.
The Wisconsin-based company has unveiled it first electric bike
Harley fans are cynical about the low-noise, low-pollution hog
It is seen as a bold move, as the company is known for its big touring bikes
But they are now hoping to become a leader in developing electric vehicles
LiveWire bike can go 0-60mph in 4 seconds and has a range of 50 miles
Engineers are hoping the bike will be able to travel 100 miles before it needs recharging
The electric bike is supposedly quieter than a lawnmower
The iconic American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has said it is dedicated to having electric powered motorbikes on the road within the next five years.
The company had been touting its LiveWire e-powered concept bike for years, but only within the last couple weeks has the firm committed to a timeline on production of the pioneering vehicle.
'Harley-Davidson will produce an electric motorcycle for customers within the next five years,' writes Harley Senior Vice President of Global Demand Sean Cummings in the Milwaukee Business Journal.