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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #105 on: March 30, 2019, 10:52:05 AM »

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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #106 on: March 30, 2019, 12:14:03 PM »

All dealers do not have to participate with the Livewire sales. From what I understand it's by choice.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #107 on: March 31, 2019, 08:28:44 PM »

I see it as a Hard sell item in my area.  I could not ride from my house to dealer and back home with out a charge.  Also its 10K more then a Zero which has a greater range, a quicker charge time.

Sad thing is I want an electric bike.  They just have to get some usable range and better charge times. And in Harleys case, a price more in line with its competition. 
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #108 on: April 10, 2019, 02:35:14 PM »

And then there's this, the Japanese makers working together to solve an issue.

https://advrider.com/honda-yamaha-kawasaki-suzuki-team-up-on-battery-bike-tech/

Can you imagine the MoCo and Indian working together and sharing proprietary information?
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #109 on: April 10, 2019, 03:20:04 PM »

And then there's this, the Japanese makers working together to solve an issue.

https://advrider.com/honda-yamaha-kawasaki-suzuki-team-up-on-battery-bike-tech/

Can you imagine the MoCo and Indian working together and sharing proprietary information?

Nope...

However, the idea of the big 4 working together on a standardized battery and design is very significant.  They can share battery and mount information keeping the design simple and the same for all 4 brands.  It would allow the battery-swap locations to only have to carry 1 design instead of 4 (or more) type/size/shape of battery.  They wouldn't have to share bike and/or equipment designs, just battery tech.

I like the battery swap idea much better than the 1/2 to 1 hour recharge deal.  Will it move me to an electric bike?  Nope...but it will allow for many others that may have been on the fence to purchase one.  Dealer networking would be a hurdle.

Too bad the MoCo can't do that with their Livewire with all the HD dealers/t-shirt stores on every corner.  With this design, one could possibly ride across country with an electric bike much faster and without as much worry on recharge locations... :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #110 on: April 10, 2019, 03:28:47 PM »

I like the battery swap idea much better than the 1/2 to 1 hour recharge deal. 

And depending on the size and weight of the battery, a well prepared rider might be able to pack an extra one for those long stretches.
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