The LiveWire is also one of the most connected motorcycles to roll out of the company’s factory. Featuring a system called H-D Connect Service, the motorcycle can relay information like a tamper alert, charge status and range to your phone, via the on-board LTE-enabled Telematics Control Unit. The bike will also remind you when it’s time for service through this connected system.
Harley also showed off a pair of smaller electric concepts by way of an electrically powered mountain bike and a scaled-up electric minibike. Harley is using both concepts to better align itself with the future of mobility solutions and urban electrification.
In person, the LiveWire does look cool and sticks to the styling that defines Harley Davidson. The company also kept some vestiges of traditional motorcycles like a fuel-tank-shaped space used for housing the LiveWire’s various battery control units, telematics system and the charger.
It’s hard to say if this will revolutionize Harley the same way the company leaped forward in 1936 with its first production overhead valve engine, but this could be a sign of the next wave of Harley-Davidson’s legacy — and motorcycling in general.