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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #75 on: January 18, 2019, 08:33:55 AM »

I guess Valerie Bertinelli is off the Jenny Craig program

Hey Chuck, that's not Valerie.  It does look like her but it's actually the actress Emma Stone...

As for the Livewire, not for me.  Dave said it in an earlier post but I'm in the same boat.  Where I live, I'd be needing a charge just to ride to the dealer for a visit.  A neighbor up the road has an electric dirt bike he rides regularly.  It has an 80 mile range and cost him around 10 grand.  He loves it for what he rides it for (back roads and some trails around the area).  Not that I'm anywhere close to an electric motorcycle (or car) but the neighbor's ride make a whole lot more sense to me than the overpriced, under watt, low range Livewire.  This episode with the Livewire reminds me of the GM debacle of the Volt.  If I remember correctly, it took GM a few years to release the Volt from show to showroom and by that time, there were so many more options it fell flat...and if not for the G'vment tax credits, would probably not have sold at all at the mid to upper 30K range.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #76 on: January 18, 2019, 08:42:13 AM »

Read about that bike earlier... 150 mile range, 150 mph, 35 min DC charge, $12,998 starting price

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Shows exactly how bad HD missed the mark.  13000 dollars and 150 mile range vs, 30000 dollars and 70 mile range if going over 60 mph.  You sure would have to love Harley to spend money foolishly on the livewire.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #77 on: January 18, 2019, 09:02:30 AM »

After a second look I see it's not Val. I guess it was wishful thinking. She made me pitch a tent back in the day on One Day At A Time
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #78 on: January 22, 2019, 09:53:47 PM »

Little company in Birmingham, Alabama, (formerly Confederate Cycles) teamed up with Zero Motorcycles and is getting 280 miles per charge on a 190hp (equivalent) bike, granted it’s $60,000, but I think it speaks to the thought that maybe Harley hasn’t completely bought in to the electric craze and may not be willing to put in the R&D $ in order to make it a real motorcycle without seeing if it is going to sell first.

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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #79 on: January 23, 2019, 11:09:00 AM »

I'd suggest this upstart company make a preemptive strike and file for bankruptcy now...go ahead and get it out of the way early.  That's the ugliest thing I've seen in the e-bike arena...and for $60k.  How long could you sit on that seat...certainly not 280 miles.  Looks like something left over from the Star Wars set.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #80 on: January 23, 2019, 02:09:18 PM »

I'd suggest this upstart company make a preemptive strike and file for bankruptcy now...go ahead and get it out of the way early.  That's the ugliest thing I've seen in the e-bike arena...and for $60k.  How long could you sit on that seat...certainly not 280 miles.  Looks like something left over from the Star Wars set.

Maybe HD could buy the company.  It would speed up the release of their overpriced black version.

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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #81 on: January 23, 2019, 02:45:00 PM »


For those who think the range is way too short, you forgot how Harley has done things for the past thirty to forty years.  After you bought their overpriced and under-performing motorcyles, you had to go to the Screamin' Eagle catalog and buy all the "upgrades" to fix the shortcomings of the stock bike.  The fact that the competition already came with better specs stock and at a lower price didn't matter to the faithful.  I'm sure the Livewire will have a dedicated section in the SE catalog where customers can spend many thousands of dollars on items to make the bike useable.  One item will be a large spring operated reel containing a SE heavy duty extension cord.  Plug in and ride until the cord is fully extended, stop and hit the retract button, wait for the cord to self wind onto the reel, find a new outlet, plug in, and take off again.  Don't need no high tech chit when low tech is still available from your favorite motorcycle company.

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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #82 on: January 23, 2019, 02:47:19 PM »

I'd suggest this upstart company make a preemptive strike and file for bankruptcy now...go ahead and get it out of the way early.  That's the ugliest thing I've seen in the e-bike arena...and for $60k.  How long could you sit on that seat...certainly not 280 miles.  Looks like something left over from the Star Wars set.

While the company name and entry into e-bikes is new, they have been building motorcycles for quite a while under the name Confederate which was located in Southern Louisiana prior to hurricane Katrina.  After their facility there was destroyed, they moved to Birmingham.  Previously, they built high-end bikes with massive v-twins and sold them to celebrities and anyone else with more $ than sense.  They decided to change their name (political correctness strikes again) to Curtiss which is kind of a goofy name for a motorcycle company but I get the history there. Considering their v-twin bikes were priced well over $100,000, their target market (rich folks who don’t buy bikes to ride) would consider $60,000 a bargain.  Who knows if they will make it or not but then again who’d a thought they’d ever make it selling v-twins for over $100,000.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #84 on: February 07, 2019, 05:00:19 AM »

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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #86 on: February 07, 2019, 10:03:17 PM »

HD better put the hammer down on this....cause gas is going to be illegal in 10 years!
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #87 on: February 07, 2019, 10:20:27 PM »

HD better put the hammer down on this....cause gas is going to be illegal in six years!

Just like incandescent light bulbs... ;D
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #88 on: February 07, 2019, 10:22:32 PM »

Just like incandescent light bulbs... ;D


I'd stop buying cheap light bulbs if they too cost THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS and you couldn't ride 'em very far!!
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #89 on: February 07, 2019, 11:08:18 PM »

Thats not even 1 trip around the damn island!
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