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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #60 on: January 11, 2019, 04:53:18 PM »

I know, it's a start. It's a way to ring in the new era. It's a way to jump into the future.

But it's also going to take me 3.5 days to ride from San Francisco to LA, something that my current bike can do in less than one. And at $30k, that's a lot of tickets on SouthWest Airlines.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #62 on: January 15, 2019, 07:47:55 AM »

Good story...
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #63 on: January 15, 2019, 08:41:25 AM »

https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/01/14/no-juice-for-harley-davidsons-turnaround-livewire.aspx
The article is spot on.  I wanted a Livewire.  This misses the mark, no range, and way to high a price. 
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #64 on: January 15, 2019, 08:51:21 AM »

HD gas/traditional sales are dropping & this new electric bike appears to be another overpriced for the market boondoggle.  Am expecting to see some dealer fallout sooner than later. 
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #65 on: January 15, 2019, 10:46:28 AM »

Wouldn't HD have been better off buying Zero Motorcycles?  Sounds like Zero is way ahead in technology and pricing.  People interested in buying an electric bike are not going to pay thousands more, and get less, just because there's a Harley Davidson emblem on the tank.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #66 on: January 15, 2019, 11:05:22 AM »

Wouldn't HD have been better off buying Zero Motorcycles?  Sounds like Zero is way ahead in technology and pricing.  People interested in buying an electric bike are not going to pay thousands more, and get less, just because there's a Harley Davidson emblem on the tank.
Want to bet on that?BigLew
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #67 on: January 15, 2019, 12:32:17 PM »

I agree with the article, with (tax, license & shipping) here in Cali that's around 33.5K!  Add in mark-up.....35K plus!  Cool looking bike but price & range kill it.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #68 on: January 15, 2019, 11:42:18 PM »


 Want to bet on that?


The larger community of people interested in electric motorcycles are not Harley's shrinking (numerically and not as in waist size) consumer base.  The community of people interested in electric bikes have rather obvious and well defined requirements.  Small range (compared to other products) and a devastatingly high price tag are not within their requirements. 

Whodathunk with all the fanfare over such an extended period that Harley wasn't really taking LiveWire seriously?  Or that Mother Harley couldn't get out of her own way enough to realize that CVO Ultra buyer's logic (illogic) could not be applied to a plug in urban scooter?  As released so far, however, Harley has royally screwed the pooch with JiveWire.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #69 on: January 17, 2019, 07:45:02 PM »

Another player in the electric game.  Lightning Motorcycles.  The bike in the pic has a top speed of 218 mph.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #70 on: January 17, 2019, 07:52:20 PM »

Lightning Motorcycles will be introducing an entry level e-bike, the Strike, in March '19.  No pics yet, but this is from their website:
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #71 on: January 17, 2019, 07:54:01 PM »

« Last Edit: January 17, 2019, 07:57:11 PM by 2002FXDWG3 »
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #72 on: January 17, 2019, 08:21:17 PM »

Lightning Motorcycles will be introducing an entry level e-bike, the Strike, in March '19.  No pics yet, but this is from their website:
Read about that bike earlier... 150 mile range, 150 mph, 35 min DC charge, $12,998 starting price

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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #73 on: January 17, 2019, 09:08:07 PM »



I guess Valerie Bertinelli is off the Jenny Craig program
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #74 on: January 18, 2019, 07:28:34 AM »

Harley should just stop their electric bike. It's dead right out of the gate...
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