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On Monday, June 24, Harley-Davidson will kick off of a 30-city tour across the U.S. promoting its newest gambit: an electric motorcycle. Part of Harley’s Project Livewire, the motorcycle is not yet for sale and the company is looking for customer feedback as part of a long-term vision of electrifying the industry.
“Project LiveWire is more like the first electric guitar — not an electric car,” Mark-Hans Richer, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Harley-Davidson, said in the press release. “It’s an expression of individuality and iconic style that just happens to be electric.”

As far as the sound, “think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier,” Richer said.

Harley-Davidson’s engineers worked hard to provide enough battery power in the body of the bike to get it accelerating from zero to 60 m.p.h. in four seconds. It can go up to 92 m.p.h. and has a range of 100 miles, with about a three-hour recharge window. The exoskeleton is cast-aluminum and it has a smaller wheelbase with 18-inch tires.

Looks like they'll be touring in my neck of the woods. I'll try to get a ride and let you all know how it goes!

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