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Harley claims buyers are more diverse

Half of all new Harley-Davidson motorcycles are bought by riders aged up to 34 years, female and ethnically diverse, says CEO and president Matt Levatich. His claims came in the announcement of the 2019 first-quarter results which show global sales down 3.8% to 49,151. Revenue was down $US1.38b (10.2%) and net income down $US127.9m. International …

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Harley-Davidson updates LiveWire specs

Harley-Davidson has now provided more detailed specs for its LiveWire electric motorcycle, together with plans for fast-charging devices at dealerships. We rode the first incarnation of the LiveWire in LA in 2014 and inspected the production model at Milwaukee last year. While some of the bike’s specs were provided, range was still a vague figure …

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Zero SR/F

Zero SR/F is a Harley LiveWire lookalike

Zero Motorcycles has pulled the rug out from underneath the coming Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric sports bike with its new Zero SR/F that looks uncannily like the Milwaukee product. However, the Zero SR/F has better performance and range but costs about $US11,000 less than the LiveWire. The Harley is due in September at $US29,799 and will arrive …

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Big electric motorcycle battle looms

Battle looms on big electric motorcycles

The big electric motorcycle battle is looming this year between Harley-Davidson with its expensive LiveWire and Zero Motorcycles who are launching a new “effortlessly powerful” naked bike. But Australia will be at least another year or more behind. Harley-Davidson Australia won’t introduce the LiveWire, predicted to cost more than $40,000, until 2020. Zero Motorcycles pulled the …

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Fly Free Smart Desert

Steve McQueen inspires Smart Desert electric

A Steve McQueen inspired Smart Desert from Californian company Fly Free is the latest in a long list of electric motorcycles about to hit the showrooms. Next year will be a pivotal year for electric bikes when Harley-Davidson make their electric LiveWire available for sale in North America and Europe with the rest of the …

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Harley-Davidson adds Silicon Valley R&D

Harley-Davidson is certainly serious about electric motorcycles with the announcement of a new research and development facility in California’s Silicon Valley for its coming line of electric motorcycles and bicycles. The new facility, serving as a satellite of the Willie G. Davidson Product Development Facility in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, is expected to open in the fourth …

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