Harley-Davidson Livewire price

LoneWolfer

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I understand that this is their first time going into the Electric Bike market and they have R & D to pay for but they are definitely being greedy and hoping that rich hipsters will buy these things. I would have considered it if the price was better and I could take advantage of tax credits for buying an electric vehicle.
 

R-Rated

Have Fun!
Aug 4, 2016
2,319
1,995
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I ride a
2014 Harley Davidson (FLHTK) Ultra Limited
I understand that this is their first time going into the Electric Bike market and they have R & D to pay for but they are definitely being greedy and hoping that rich hipsters will buy these things. I would have considered it if the price was better and I could take advantage of tax credits for buying an electric vehicle.
Considering H-Ds first playmate on Livewire went bankrupt, how much cost did H-D really pay? Even if they did, can't make sales if the target customers can't afford it.
 
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LoneWolfer

Lone Wolfer Garage
Jun 1, 2017
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Connecticut
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I ride a
Harley Nightster & Suzuki Savage
One of the benefits of being a registered business...releases like this
https://www.dealernews.com/Home/post/dealernews-live-hd-livewire-video/2019-01-08

The just under 30k we covered. The 110 mile range seems a bit short for the price though. Plus under what conditions did they get that?
'But how does it sound? “The H-D Revelation electric powertrain produces minimal vibration, heat, and noise, all of which enhance rider comfort. The LiveWire model is designed to produce a new signature Harley-Davidson sound as it accelerates and gains speed. This new futuristic sound represents the smooth, electric power of the LiveWire motorcycle.”'

I am interested in this "futuristic sound" they mention in the article, and how much it cost to R&D that noise.
 

R-Rated

Have Fun!
Aug 4, 2016
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I ride a
2014 Harley Davidson (FLHTK) Ultra Limited
'But how does it sound? “The H-D Revelation electric powertrain produces minimal vibration, heat, and noise, all of which enhance rider comfort. The LiveWire model is designed to produce a new signature Harley-Davidson sound as it accelerates and gains speed. This new futuristic sound represents the smooth, electric power of the LiveWire motorcycle.”'

I am interested in this "futuristic sound" they mention in the article, and how much it cost to R&D that noise.
Hahaha! Well, you and I both ride the brand and know the quality so I suspect it is this...
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F4celess

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Pricing like this is why I consider just building my own Electric bike out of old frames and new batteries. The Zero isn't particularly cheap either. We need more cheap, honest EVs
 

RideOnTwo

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Latino Rider test rode one in his video on YT. All i heard was the whine of an electric motor, maybe they patch the motorcycle sound into your helmet?

Honest until they increase range the electric vehicle is not practical for normal people. If you wanted to do a trip it has to be geared around charging stations because they aren't on every corner like gas. 120 miles for bikes that is ok if you just go for a day ride but that is probably also if you go easy with it and don't forget to turn it off at each break period.
 
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