The Har­ley LiveWire is silent but deadly

Top Gear (UK) - - THE TEN - OK

We don’t nor­mally do mo­tor­cy­cles, but the Har­ley-David­son LiveWire is a bit spe­cial... the brand’s first all-elec­tric bike. On sale next year, Har­ley prom­ises “in­cred­i­ble ac­cel­er­a­tion” from the per­ma­nent mag­net mo­tor, mounted low and draw­ing power from a lithium-ion bat­tery which can be recharged from a stan­dard house­hold plug socket, or a fast charger. The styling fol­lows Har­ley’s tra­di­tion of draw­ing at­ten­tion to the en­gine – only here the en­gine is an elec­tric mo­tor, not a V-Twin. We await the Hell’s An­gels re­ac­tion with in­ter­est.

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