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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Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle soundtrack

Harley-Davidson launches new soundtrack

The famous Harley-Davidson “potato-potato” soundtrack now has a sister act with the electric LiveWire introducing a turbine whine. Check out our video from the recent global media launch in Portland, Oregon. You can get more details on the LiveWire, including price, tech specs, ride impressions and technology by clicking here for our full review. Riding …

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Unique launch for Harley’s electric LiveWire

As you read this I am flying to Portland, Oregon, for a unique media launch of the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle. There are many things that make this launch unique. Unique bike For a start, this is the first full-size electric road motorcycle from a traditional motorcycle manufacturer. The now-axed Victory Motorcycles slapped their brand name on …

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Dennis Savic Orders accepted for Aussie electric motorcycle

Orders accepted for Aussie electric motorcycle

Orders for Australia’s first electric motorcycle will be taken at the Australian Motorcycle Festival in Wollongong in November. Savic Motorcycles founder, Dennis Savic, tells us they will be accepting orders for the first 50 production bikes of all three C-Series variants (Alpha, Delta, Omega). “We will be at the festival this year launching our production prototype,” he says, …

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World’s most expensive electric motorcycles

The prices of electric motorcycles will eventually come down like the prices of flat-screen TVs did, but right now they are very expensive. We’ve charted the top 10 world’s most expensive motorcycles and were surprised to find they even include two pedal-assisted bikes, the $US80,000 (about $A114,500) Black Trail electric mountain bike and the eROCKIT …

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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 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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