Harley-Davidson ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE new models

Harley focus on new models as sales slide

As expected, Harley-Davidson sales are down for the fifth year, but they plan to focus on Asia, small-capacity bikes, electric bicycles and bringing new models to market faster. That could include the electric flat tracker (pictured above) which is an exciting update on the previous concept sketch. Retail sales Bottom line is global retail sales …

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Phil Health Harley-Davidson doom boom

Harley-Davidson doom or boom?

Critics have been lining up to foretell doom for Harley-Davidson for both being out of date with their pushrod ploughs yet too advanced with their expensive new electric bike. But long-time Harley-Davidson expert Phil Heath (career bio at the end of the article) reckons the doom sayers have got it wrong and Harley is destined to …

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Bike of the Year

What is our 2019 Bike of the Year?

You will be stunned by our choice for the 2019 Bike of the Year! Read on. Unlike previous years, I have not ridden a lot of the new bikes this year. Manufacturers don’t seem to like what I have to say, so they don’t readily supply them. Reviewing new bikes is getting fairly pointless, anyway. …

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Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle short circuit minutes

Recharge electric motorbike in 5 minutes

A Canadian company is working on battery technology that will recharge an electric motorcycle in about five minutes without reducing battery life. The discovery by GBatteries is a potential boost for electric motorcycles and other vehicles as recharging time, not range anxiety, is the biggest hurdle. Harley-Davidson claims its LiveWire electric motorcycle can be recharged …

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Charley and Ewan spotted in Ecuador

Charley and Ewan spotted in Ecuador

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman have been spotted riding their specially equipped Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles in Ecuador on their Long Way Up adventure. Photographer and tour guide Raphael Erhard (pictured with Ewan and Charley above) says he ran into them while leading a tour for Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental last month. “They were really friendly and curious about what …

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Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle electric highways

Harley-Davidson plugs LiveWire back in

Production of the Harley-Davidson electric LiveWire motorcycle has started again after being stalled a few days this week over a problem with one home charger. The company says it was only a “single occurrence”. There was no problem with the motorcycle, only the charger. “We take pride in our rigorous quality assurance measures and our drive …

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Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle short circuit minutes

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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