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Harley-Davidson Canada Begins Taking Pre-Orders For All-New Livewire Model

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

After well over half-a-decade of teasers and promises, Harley-Davidson Canada opens pre-orders for the MoCo's first-ever 100% electric motorcycle

As of today, April 17<sup>th</sup>, 2019, pre-orders have officially commenced for the long-awaited Harley-Davidson Livewire. Those interested in adding a proton-powered H-D to their stable can visit the Harley-Davidson website to learn the location of their nearest official dealership that’s authorized to sell the new electric offering. Dealers are now accepting deposits on the upcoming runners, which are slated to begin deliveries in Fall of 2019.

The All-New Harley-Davidson Livewire

The All-New Harley-Davidson Livewire

“We’re really excited to announce that pre-orders for LiveWire will open in Canada on the 17<sup>th</sup>”, stated International Marketing Director Steve Lambert “We’ve had an unprecedented level of interest in the bike with so many people wanting to be first to get their hands on it. We’re looking forward to delivering the new LiveWire to those lucky owners in autumn. LiveWire is not only an exciting new product for the company, it is an incredible riding experience.”

Primary Components

At the heart of the Livewire is Harley’s all-new “Revelation” powertrain which is capable of yielding 0-60mph (or 0-100kph) acceleration in only three-seconds, while getting from 60-80mph takes less than two. Wrapped around the potent powertrain is a sporty cast aluminum chassis that’s been paired with high-end Showa suspension fore and aft, while braking duties are bestowed on Brembo Monobloc units.

American Muscle Meets Tech

To ensure the Livewire’s competitive technological edge, Harley has opted to give the sporty electric a full suite of modern electronic riding aids, including Electronic Chassis Control (ECC),Traction Control System (TCS), Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS), and a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) paired with the Livewire’s advanced cornering ABS.

The Livewire sports inverted Showa suspension and Brembo Monobloc brakes

The Livewire sports inverted Showa suspension and Brembo Monobloc brakes

Batteries, Range, & Charge-Time

A 0-80% charge can be completed in just 40-mimutes when using DC Fast Charging, while a full charge takes only one-hour. When fully juiced up, the Livewire’s batteries afford a 140-mile (225km) city range or a combined 88-mile (142km) range of urban riding and (70mph) freeway cruising.

Going Fast

Compared to the rest of Harley’s gas-powered lineup, the Livewire is being produced in relatively small numbers, making availability somewhat limited. For this reason Harley is advising interested parties to act fast.

The Livewire is brimming with modern tech and connectivity

The Livewire is brimming with modern tech and connectivity

To find your local authorized H-Dealership or to learn more about the Livewire you can checkout Harley’s Electric website, or you can click here to learn about the “More Roads To Harley-Davidson” plan. The fuse is lit…

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63 months ago

I rode a prototype Livewire about 3 years ago. It was one of my most memorable rides, I had never felt such instant acceleration before. I was so excited for this to come to market. Unfortunately, it's way, way too expensive. If they can produce this machine for 15k, it could possibly become one of the best selling bikes of all time.