It looks a lot like the Harley-Davidson LiveWire, but it's no longer a Harley-Davidson. LiveWire is now a standalone brand in itself and their first product to go into production (finally) is the LiveWire ONE, an electric bike that has the potential to tick all the right boxes when it comes to riding an eco-friendly bike with enough power to excite and travelling distance that won't induce range anxiety.
BMW Motorrad launched its own electric scooter yesterday, the BMW CE 04, as a solution to everyday urban travels. The LiveWire ONE, on the other hand, is said to be the next evolution for those who love cruisers and riding longer distances in a single charge. Just like the H-D LiveWire, the LiveWire ONE produces 105hp from its electric motor.
Paired with a 13.6kWh battery, it is said that the LiveWire ONE is able to cover around 235km for the city range, and 152km for mixed city and highway riding scenarios. It also comes with the Level 3 DC Fast Charging that can charge from 0-100% in just 60 minutes (0-80% in just 45 minutes). Not bad for its asking price of $21,999 (around RM92,100).
According to Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson, "As part of The Hardwire Strategy, we made a commitment that Harley-Davidson would lead in electric. We recognized the pioneering spirit and brand value in LiveWire for our community and took the decision to evolve the original LiveWire motorcycle into a dedicated EV brand. Today’s LiveWire ONE builds on the DNA of Harley-Davidson but with the electric focus and ambition of the new LiveWire brand. Harley-Davidson and LiveWire will continue to rewrite the motorcycle rulebook and we are excited about this next chapter in our legacy."