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.

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

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

 

 

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.

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

 

 

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’.

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

 

 

project info:

 

manufacturer: harley-davidson

concepts: mountain/trail bike and city scooter

  • 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
  • harley!!! you have changed!!!

    sam
  • 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
  • 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
  • Where is the essense of Harley?I can’t see any of the brand identity.

    Tony
  • 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

    Jimmy Xi
  • Great for large cities and China!!!!!…..:)

    Diane Holladay
  • So some0ne at Harley had 15 minutes spare around lunchtime and ‘designed’ this.

    It will never get to market.

    Johnbb
  • And then they will charge 20,000 dollars for it

    Mike
  • You are making a electric shitty Harley.

    Arthur michalski

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