LiveWire, the electrical motorbike model spun out of Harley-Davidson, has simply introduced that the corporate’s flagship LiveWire ONE electrical motorbike is now obtainable in Europe.
The LiveWire ONE is the successor of the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electrical motorbike. That bike was initially obtainable in Europe just a few years in the past, however the firm’s electrical shakeup resulted in an electron-powered H-D hole in Europe till the LiveWire One landed ashore.
The high-performance electrical motorbike was launched at a way more engaging value of round US $23K, in comparison with the unique H-D LiveWire that slid in slightly below the US $30K mark.
The European model of the LiveWire ONE, which is produced in Harley-Davidson’s York, Pennsylvania-based manufacturing facility, continues to be solidly in premium motorbike territory similar to the US model.
The country-specific pricing (together with VAT) may be discovered beneath:
- Germany: €24,990
- France: €25,290
- The Netherlands: €25,390
- UK: £22,990
LiveWire ONE reservations of €100 are already open, securing precedence supply that ought to begin later in April.
Whereas I needed to thrilling alternative to check out the unique Harley-Davidson LiveWire many instances, I lastly obtained the prospect to throw a leg over a LiveWire ONE late final 12 months.
The bike was each bit as exhilarating as the unique, although I did miss the previous mannequin’s orange colorway.
It’s onerous to explain what an simply repeatable 0-60 mph (96 km/h) seems like, apart from straddling an electromechanical rocket. Between the unbelievable torque and the distinctive sound produced by the miter gear transmission, the LiveWire ONE expertise is totally distinctive within the motorbike trade.
The bike isn’t notably lengthy vary, at the least for freeway driving. However with 140 miles (225 km) of metropolis vary and 90 miles (145 km) of blended metropolis/freeway vary, it makes an important in-between bike that may deal with each native commuting and freeway sprints.
And it’s not such as you’ve obtained to hold up your driving boots after 140 miles. The inclusion of DC quick charging permits the LiveWire ONE to get an almost full cost in round half an hour, letting riders get again on the street shortly. That’s particularly helpful for anybody who doesn’t have a storage or house charging possibility – a typical downside shared by metropolis dwellers in a lot of Europe’s bustling city facilities. And for longer-distance rides and touring, a 30-minute break to seize a chunk to eat or stretch your legs isn’t horrible both. Some riders have even earned their Iron Butt on a LiveWire, pushing the bike to over 1,000 miles in a day.
For these that may cost at house, a Stage 1 wall charger neatly tucks away beneath the saddle and can be utilized for a full in a single day cost.
The LiveWire ONE would be the firm’s solely mannequin for now, however it should quickly be joined by the LiveWire S2 Del Mar.
The ONE is seen as extra of a halo motorbike, showcasing the model’s engineering prowess. The S2 Del Mar retains the ONE’s highly effective acceleration and efficiency, but locations the next precedence on affordability and mass-market attraction.
The Del Mar already offered out its Launch Version bikes, and the common manufacturing bikes are anticipated to retail nearer to US $17k, or round 25% lower than the LiveWire ONE.
There’s no phrase but on when the Del Mar can be obtainable in Europe. Although to be truthful, it’s not fairly clear after they’ll be obtainable within the US both after the manufacturing was delayed earlier this 12 months. A Q2 or Q3 2023 rollout appears seemingly for the primary Launch Version deliveries.
If that looks as if a tantalizingly lengthy wait, then maybe I will help you kill the primary seven minutes of it with my LiveWire S2 Del Mar check trip video beneath.
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