American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson reportedly launched the first electric bike model called the LiveWire ONE, under its all-electric brand LiveWire, which is produced with a unique badging and will cost considerably less in contrast to the company’s earlier LiveWire electric motorcycle.
For the uninitiated, the original Harley-Davidson LiveWire was launched in 2019 and was priced at $29,799. It gained massive appreciation for its performance and styling, but its astronomically high price hampered it.
The bike has now been relaunched under the LiveWire brand, with a significant price reduction. The MSRP for the new model is $21,999. However, when federal tax credits of up to $2,500 are applied to electric motorcycles, the total cost of electric bike will be less than $20,000.
The styling and specs of the Livewire One are identical to the original one. However, more color options are expected to be available. As for the range, the city range is touted to be 146 miles (235 kilometers), identical to the original LiveWire.
Although, the company didn't provide highway range figures, but the original LiveWire had a range of 80 miles (129 kilometers) at 70 mph (112 kilometers per hour). As the LiveWire ONE uses the same 15.5 kWh battery pack as the LiveWire ONE, it should produce identical results.
The bike also comes with DC rapid charging, which can recharge the battery from 0% to 80% in 45 minutes and 0% to 100% in 60 minutes. The 20-80 percent charge time, which is not specified, is likely to be closer to 30 minutes.
LiveWire did not specify the motor details. Still, it is expected to have a 78 kW electric motor that powered the previous LiveWire to an electronically inadequate top speed of 110 mph. The original LiveWire was also capable of a 0-60 mph time of about 3.0-3.1 seconds.