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HD electric motorcycles
« on: February 06, 2018, 02:34:39 PM »

https://www.maxim.com/.amp/rides/harley-davidson-electric-bike-coming-next-year-2018-2

I’ve heard that their performance parts line for the electric bikes will be named “Whispering Eagle”
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Re: HD electric motorcycles
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 03:39:38 PM »

I would ride one to work daily. It is only 10 miles round trip so tha little thing would be great
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Re: HD electric motorcycles
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 04:13:50 PM »

Harley has said they will have electric bikes on the market next year.  The times they are a-changin.
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Re: HD electric motorcycles
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2018, 04:34:32 PM »

I'm sure they come with a sound system pre-loaded with tracks of open pipes, and the volume is directly related the throttle position.
 
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Re: HD electric motorcycles
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2018, 06:15:09 PM »

I was lucky enough to get to ride one when H-D had them out for testing and market research. They are stupid fast, extremely well balanced and hella fun. I would absolutely own one depending on the final price point. They have straight cut gears in them that gives a sorta blower drive whine noise- so they aren't silent. I think 0-60 was in the high three seconds or low fours. While it's a departure from a traditional Harley, i think if it's priced right it could bring a lot of new buyers to them.
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Re: HD electric motorcycles
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 07:38:18 PM »

That is indeed it, they will have to price it right to attract a new generation of riders. That being said, it is HD so we will have to wait and see how that goes...
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Re: HD electric motorcycles
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 08:10:57 PM »

And hopefully be reliable.
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Re: HD electric motorcycles
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 10:23:23 PM »

I would absolutely own one depending on the final price point.


As would I  :2vrolijk_21:

if it's priced right it could bring a lot of new buyers to them.


When the Livewire tour ran through all parts US in 2014, some of the post ride interviews questions were about pricing.
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Re: HD electric motorcycles
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2018, 06:23:06 AM »

Might work if a good bar is close by the charging station while you wait.
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Re: HD electric motorcycles
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2018, 08:09:50 AM »

I was lucky enough to get to ride one when H-D had them out for testing and market research. They are stupid fast, extremely well balanced and hella fun. I would absolutely own one depending on the final price point. They have straight cut gears in them that gives a sorta blower drive whine noise- so they aren't silent. I think 0-60 was in the high three seconds or low fours. While it's a departure from a traditional Harley, i think if it's priced right it could bring a lot of new buyers to them.
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What straight cut gears are you talking about? There is no need for a transmission on an electric bike.
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Re: HD electric motorcycles
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2018, 08:21:19 AM »

Might work if a good bar is close by the charging station while you wait.

True. It would have to have an onboard charging system that plugs into a standard wall outlit for me to consider buying one.

I don't think that Harley brand loyalty is going to transfer to the electric bike very well. They will be competing with other manufacturers  more in quality and performance and less in loyalty.
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Re: HD electric motorcycles
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2018, 08:31:59 AM »

Interesting but for me.....naht gonna duit....
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Re: HD electric motorcycles
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2018, 08:59:08 AM »

Will it be called the Milwaukee 120v?
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Re: HD electric motorcycles
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2018, 09:16:32 AM »

Can't wait to see it..
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Re: HD electric motorcycles
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2018, 09:30:06 PM »

Rode one of the Livewires, what a rush.  If the range is better I would be all over one.  Great bike.
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