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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Pope with holy Harley custom for auction charity

Holy Harley auctioned for charity

A Harley-Davidson signed by Pope Francis is the holy highlight of the Bonham’s Autumn Stafford sale in the UK on 19-20 October 2019. The 2016 Custom Cycle “White Unique” is estimated to fetch up to $A180,000 when it is offered for sale on 20 October, 2019, with all proceeds to be donated to charity. White …

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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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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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Indian Motorcycle increases engine capacity

Indian Motorcycle increases engine capacity

Indian Motorcycle has increased engine capacity to up the ante over Harley-Davidson with select Thunderstroke models now having a 116 engine, replacing the 111 (1818cc). Actually it’s 115ci (1884cc), but it’s still a 20% power boost over the 111. The “116” was previously an aftermarket upgrade big bore kit, but is now standard in the …

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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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Elvis Presley Harley-Davidson Electra Glide beat

Elvis Harley can’t beat Aussie record

Elvis Presley’s last motorcycle, a 1972 1200cc FLH Electra Glide, has sold for $US800,000 (about $A1.2m), failing to beat an Aussie bike’s auction record. Kruse GWS Auctions had expected the Elvis bike set auction records, believing it was worth as much as $A3m. However, it was sold at almost a third of that value. That means the …

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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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