Charley and Ewan adventure on LiveWire

Is Charley and Ewan’s ride a PR disaster?

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are currently (pun) riding specially equipped Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles in what some suspect could be a PR disaster. Critics claim their choice of bike is ridiculous.  After all, the LiveWire has limited range (about 150km highway and about 235km city) yet they are riding thousands of kilometres from the bottom of …

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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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Matt Levatich Harley-Davidson CEOP and president boss Hog

HOG boss calls on journalists’ help

Harley-Davidson boss Matt Levatich (above) has called on motorcycle journalists to help the industry’s future by not just explaining the product but telling readers what it’s like to ride. Harley and the motorcycle industry are facing a slump through trade wars, ageing riders, tough finance, impending recession and a lack of interest among millennials. 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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Charley and Ewan mount up for electric adventure

Charley and Ewan’s Long Way Up on electric bikes

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are expected to do their third travel documentary, Long Way Up, from South America to Los Angeles on Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles. They are also expected to be supported by two electric Rivian R1T pick-up trucks which are likely to carry DC fast chargers.  South American press have already spotted the trucks and …

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York Motorcycle Festival adds adventure

York Motorcycle Festival adds adventure

The ninth annual York Motorcycle Festival in Western Australia is adding some adventure and celebrity to its events this year on Sunday 14 April 2019. Festival Director Peter Woods says the number of new attractions planned for the free event would help attract more than 6000 people. “This year we are presenting a big focus …

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Charley Boorman rates Tasmania one of the best in the world for riding

Charley Boorman rates favourite Tassie road

Charley Boorman rates the 230km road from Hobart to Strahan in Tasmania one of the best stretches of tarmac in the world in a new tourism video. “It’s a country lane that travels up and down mountains … and never stops twisting,” he says. The video is one of three released this year by the Tasmanian …

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Charley Boorman answers questions from readers writer Ewan McGregor Moto Guzzi V85TT Long Way Up on Moto Guzzi and Triumph

Charley Boorman bares all for our readers

Motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman has bared all for Motorbike Writer readers, including his backside!  Charley had just returned from a Compass Expeditions tour of Tasmania when we caught up with him this week at The Bike Shed in London, where he is one of 31 founding members. He answered many of the questions posted in …

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