An all-electric Harley-Davidson motorbike is set to hit the road in the next 18 months.
The pledge from the manufacturer of the “great American freedom machine” comes four years after “LiveWire”, a prototype all-electric Harley-Davidson was revealed.
Up to $50 million a year to develop all-electric Harley-Davidson
The company is set to splash out up to $50 million a year on electric motorcycle technology.
The Harley aim is to become the No1 brand in the electric motorcycle market.
Harley’s new motorcycle, which has not yet been named, will have range of around 50 miles and acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in four seconds.
By comparison, Zero’s SR hits 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, and the Mission R racer has a top speed of more than 150 mph, with a sub-3-second sprint time.
Research firm TechNavio has predicted sales of electric motorcycles will grow 56% by 2020, even though the industry as a whole is seeing demand dip.
The all-electric Harley-Davidson makes good sense
As we all become more aware of the way our transport choices affect the environment it makes good sense to choose electric to get around.
Especially so when you consider the way a clean electric machine can positively impact your bank balance.
With exceptionally low running costs it is only logical that the insurance costs for your electric bike are also kept to a minimum too.
Bikesure specialises in offering cover for unique motorcycles – including electrics – at very reasonable prices.
Bikesure will find the perfect policy for an all-electric Harley-Davidson
With access to a wide variety of insurance companies, no matter what the make or model of electric scooter or electric motorcycle – even if you are lucky enough to reserve an all-electric Harley-Davidson – Bikesure will be able to find the perfect insurance policy for you and your ride.
Check out the Bikesure guide to electric motorcycles.