harley-davidson shows off its electric scooter concept and it’s pretty cool

harley-davidson shows off its electric scooter concept and it’s pretty cool

update (04/02/2019): harley-davidson gave visitors to ESPN’s winter X games in aspen a sneak peek at its electric scooter concept last week. the 2020 production motorcycle was first presented at EICMA 2018 and then at CES 2019, where two harley-davidson electric concepts also debuted and hinted towards an electrified future for the brand. the video below shows X games gold medalist jacko strong taking the company’s prototypes of its electric concepts for a spin with some impressive reviews.


video by harley-davidson



with power and stylish poise, the ‘LiveWire’ is notably an authentic harley-davidson motorcycle but with one subtle difference: it is their first all-electric model. the project kick started in 2014 with a prototype and took years to develop before an electric model was able to match their prized brand experience.

all images courtesy of harley-davidson



the first of the harley-davidson electric concepts is the mountain/trail bike, which features a huge ground clearance. along with its small body, battery and motor, the two-wheeler is fitted with front and rear suspension, large tires and hydraulic disc brakes.



in contrast, the smaller scooter concept would be destined for the city if it ever were produced. the minimalist design prominently details a long, flat bench seat with skateboard-like footrests on either side. the handlebar includes a drop-down, chopper-esque rear view mirror and a huge LED headlight in the center.



wrapped in an evocative styling, the two concepts explore the potential of urban mobility for the harley-davidson brand. it has allowed them to use their knowledge of two-wheelers and push new boundaries in terms of technology and design. this project has also enabled harley-davidson to point to a potential portfolio of electric bikes in the future, with the company eager to become ‘the leader in the electrification mobility over the next several years’.



project info:


manufacturer: harley-davidson

concepts: mountain/trail bike and city scooter

  • You are making a electric shitty Harley.

    Arthur michalski says:
  • And then they will charge 20,000 dollars for it

    Mike says:
  • So some0ne at Harley had 15 minutes spare around lunchtime and ‘designed’ this.

    It will never get to market.

    Johnbb says:
  • Great for large cities and China!!!!!…..:)

    Diane Holladay says:
  • I didn’t think it was in your DNA, Harley… That little dirtbike could be a hit with the “I’ll buy it for the kid.” crowd.


    Jimmy Xi says:
  • Where is the essense of Harley?I can’t see any of the brand identity.

    Tony says:
  • Harley stopped making bikes a long time, ago, but now Electric, eBike, etc. has revolutionized the way We will get around for the Next 20-50 yes, and Harley Davidson has a Great branding name that has only Stood for Quality and longevity since their probably the only Motor Bike manufacturer still around from the turn of the century ya I’d be using my name to make an amazing product line of eBikes Hell Ya Harley go man go, What are bikers going to do get rid of their best bike they have ever had, just because they are making eBikes. Ya ok
    Andrew from OtterOutfitters Inc.

    Andrew R Thomson says:
  • I’m 81 years old been riding for over 60 years Harley Davidson, about to go out and get on my road king for a ride this morning can’t see anything in the new concept that interests me Maybe the new generation Will create a new culture good luck H. D.

    manny luby says:
  • harley!!! you have changed!!!

    sam says:
  • Between the BMX handlebars and the skateboard foot pads, my childhood demands one of these. I whish it was produced, and that I could afford it 😀

    Helder Cervantes says:
  • I’ve seen simple bicycles that look more Harley Davidson like than this.

    Jacobus says:
  • Ah, how the mighty have fallen.

    James says:
  • It looks very much like H-D!

    mat was says:
  • This will never actually get to market. Harley’s next big joke. For years Harley has shamelessly sold branded merchandise and basically gave themselves a licence to print money. Well that’s one way to look at it. Another is that they are shameless and have no real idea what they are doing. For years they owned the market in North America and all they did was grow fat and lazy and surround themselves with masturbating yes men. Now when all they can do is fail they just keep it cumming, more HD splush they want you to swallow. No thanks. HD IS A JOKE. Why don’t you guys go back and actually try to be innovative like the company was founded? Or maybe stop trying to add weight to your machines to match the company heads forever growing waist line? Or at the very least don’t brand dumb designs you’re basically throwing out there as a fucking life preserver. What’s next, the Harley Davidson chicken McNugget made without any real chicken? Can’t wait to hear the Harley bellyflop.

    Hans Hands says:
  • Greed takes over at the top and every one at the bottom pays for it but eventually the money pit at the tops ruins it for the middle class a Harley becomes a waste of time dream so then comes the Chinese or the Japanese to make our dreams come alive again.

    Vietnam will come alive in the market place soon since the labor cost are very low. It is only a matter of time wa6ch and see. They have already made great in roads soft goods.

    Jay D. Saunders says:
  • I think times have changed. People are pig headed in thinking keep the old yet HD is trying to keep up with greatness and blending it with new adventures and achievements again in greatness. I don’t believe this should be an expensive HD cycle – Make it easier to own a branded HD considering a new generation will purchase this if within a decent market range. I would buy one of these

    Judy says:
  • I have never owned a HD motor cycle but I would definitely by the concept scooter . Not all of us wants the heavy loud and expensive motor cycle . This I would assume be a very quality driven electric scooter , quiet , eco friendly and I think a lot of fun to ride for ALL ages . July 30/2019

    fireman 157 says:

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