LiveWire Del Mar Electric Motorcycle From Harley-Davidson Pricing Revealed

Harley-Davidson has created a new electric motorcycle brand called LiveWire, which follows in the footsteps of many automakers, who have created new divisions for their electric cars to differentiate them from their traditional petrol and diesel offerings. Volkswagen has its ID. brand, while Mercedes electric cars are marketed under the brand EQ. GM is now building electric vans, which it sells under the Brightdrop brand.

The first electric motorcycle from the Milwaukee company is called LiveWire One, which costs $ 22,799, flashes to 60 mph in 3 seconds and has a range of 145 miles. It can be recharged from 0 to 80% of capacity in 40 minutes using a DC fast charger.

This week, the company unveiled its new mid-weight electric motorcycle called the Del Mar. Built on the brand’s new Arrow platform, it has a 60 kW (80 hp) engine capable of sprinting to 60 mph in less than four seconds, Engadget says and quotes media sources. The starting price will be $ 15,000.

Del Mar uses 2170-format lithium-ion battery cells housed in a structural cabinet that acts as part of the frame. To make it easier, the built-in charger and other components are packed inside a single unit mounted on the outside of the battery box. As a result of the company’s campaign to reduce weight, Del Mar is about 25% lighter than LiveWire One.

The range of LiveWire is expected to be around 100 miles, but it can only be charged using a level 1 or level 2 charger. It will have built-in GPS and mobile connectivity, which will allow the company to roll out new software features for the motorcycle and fine-tune its performance through wireless updates.

After Del Mar was unveiled this week, LiveWire made 100 special Launch Edition models available for $ 17,699. They sold out faster than Harley-Davidson T-shirts at Daytona bike week. Regular production of Del Mar is expected to begin in the spring of 2023.

The rest of the story

Sharp-eyed readers will note that this week’s announcement says that LiveWire Del Mar will be built on the so-called Arrow platform. It also said it is developing a third model based on that architecture. Some may remember that my colleague Jo Borras made a story about the Arrow platform last month and a company called Zaiser that may (or may not) have been involved in the Arrow project.

When he asked for clarification, he got a lot of “no comment” answers and several dark mumbles about lawyers, courts and lawsuits. Jo is still digging for the rest of that story, and when we know more, you will know more. Until then, watch this cool video from Harley-Davidson about the new Del Mar.


 


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