Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle short circuit

Harley-Davidson LiveWire hits short circuit

Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire motorcycle has hit a metaphorical short circuit with production stopped for a “nonstandard condition” involving the home charger. The company has asked owners only to charge their bikes with the DC fast charger supplied at some HD dealerships. There is no other information from the company. Even though it doesn’t arrive in …

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Step up to 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special

Step up to Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special

The 2019 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special is a massive step up in technology, but not price. It now includes the Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS) introduced in the electric LiveWire which will be available in Australia late next year. RDRS affects chassis control, electronic brake control and powertrain technology, basically providing a safer, more enjoyable riding experience …

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Harley-Davidson Low Rider S means business

Harley-Davidson Low Rider S means business

With its aggressive knuckles-to-the-wind riding position, 114-cube Milwaukee-Eight engine and sharpened steering, the Harley-Davidson Low Rider S really does mean business. And Harley-Davidson Australia will be hoping it means lost of business as did the original, short-lived 2016 Low Rider S with its 110-cube Screamin’ Eagle engine. That was a twin-shock Dyna. Now it’s part of the …

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Charley and Ewan adventure on LiveWire

Charley and Ewan adventure on LiveWire

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are riding specially equipped Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles with dual-sport tyres and wire wheels. Last week we confirmed that their third travel documentary, Long Way Up, from Tierra del Fuego, South America, to Los Angeles would feature the electric bikes. Now Instagram photos and ADV Pulse show the bikes are equipped with wire wheels …

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Harley-Davidson electric bicycle balance kids

Harley-Davidson future in electric bicycles?

The future looks electric for Harley-Davidson with their LiveWire electric motorcycle as well as three pedal-assisted electric bicycles, electric scooter and electric balance bikes for kids. Harley-Davidson revealed their electric bicycle and electric scooter concepts at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. Last month they launched their LiveWire which arrives in Australia next …

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Traction control

Harley-Davidson adds traction control

Harley-Davidson is introducing traction control and other electronic rider aids such as hill-start assist and tyre pressure monitors to its 2020 Touring and CVO models. Last year Harley added traction control to its Trikes and we speculated back in September 2018 that it would soon be arriving in more models. Now it is also being …

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BMX and mountain bike racing couple Barry Nobles of the USA and Aussie Olympian Carline Buchanan share a passion for two wheels that extends to their Harleys. adaptive cruise

Harley-Davidson patenting adaptive cruise

Harley-Davidson is joining Bosch, Ducati and KTM in developing motorcycle adaptive cruise control, but with a special feature that allows for group riding. The company has recently applied to the US Patent Office for a patent on its system. Adaptive cruise Many touring motorcycles now come with cruise control and adaptive cruise is the next …

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Curtiss Psyche electric motorcycle

Curtiss Psyche aims at Harley LiveWire electric

Esoteric American motorcycle company Curtiss Motorcycles has unveiled a third electric motorcycle concept called Psyche to compete against Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire. The company is already taking orders for the wild Zeus electric motorcycle with radial “V8” batteries and has released plans for the even wilder Hades with a bullet-shaped battery and motor. They say these will go into …

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