The legendary motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson said that it is working on creating a motorcycle with an electric drive. According to the representatives of the company, the future is for ecological transport, therefore it is necessary to continue to develop this direction.
The prototype of the electric bike is called Livewire – its company introduced in 2014. He could drive only 85 kilometers on one charge and was a very crude demonstration of where Harley-Davidson is heading. Since then, the company has not reported that it is working on a serial model of electric motorcycles. Now its representatives announced that a new eco-friendly bike will appear on the roads as early as 2019.
With the release of the new bike, the company hopes to fix the unimportant business – last year the manufacturer closed one of the plants and reported a decline in sales, but with the release of the electric motorcycle the company plans not only to improve matters, but also to become a leader among other manufacturers.
Head of the company Matt Levatich noted the, that the modern market of electric motorcycles is in its infancy, but company representatives are confident that premium-class Harley-Davidson motorcycles will stimulate interest in electric two-wheeled transport.
Details and technical specifications developers have not yet reported, noting that they will publish them closer to the release of the motorcycle. It is not entirely clear whether the novelty will be a logical continuation of the Livewire prototype series, or it will be something completely new, but in any case, it does not take long to wait.
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