Harley-Davidson to Introduce its First Electric Sportbike, the LiveWire, in Japan this Coming Spring 2021!

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Harley-Davidson Japan has announced that it will introduce Harley-Davidson's first electric sportbike, the LiveWire, to the Japanese market in the spring of 2021. At this time, the details of the Japanese specifications and the selling price have not been determined.

From the following press release

LiveWire

The LiveWire is an all-new, electric-only motorcycle that offers an exciting new level of technology, the high-quality finishes, and high performance riding that only a Harley-Davidson can provide, with the following features. (This information is based on overseas specifications. There may be some differences from Japanese specifications.)

  • Amazing acceleration performance, accelerating from 0km/h to 100km/h in just 3 seconds.
  • Equipped with a high-power battery that can travel up to 235 km on a single charge*1
  • Supports two charging methods: 80% charge in 40 minutes at a DC fast charging station, or full charge overnight at a household outlet

*1 Estimated driving range measured in accordance with SAEJ2982 (city mode)

The debut of "LiveWire" has been underway since last year in the U.S. and Europe, and Japan will be the first Asian country to introduce it based on this strategy. The new ride quality, which can always generate maximum torque immediately and shows excellent overtaking acceleration performance at any speed, provides a riding experience that can be called the best for Japanese customers, who want to enjoy sports riding or riding on the street as the "next generation of daily transportation," including commuting to and from work. The new model offers a riding experience that can be called the best for Japanese customers.

Prior to its debut in Japan, Japan's only actual motorcycle pre-exhibition*2 "LiveWire" will be on display for a limited time at a special venue on the 13th floor of Daimaru Umeda Store.

*2 The motorcycles on display are of European specification. The exhibition period is subject to change or end without notice. For details, please contact Daimaru Umeda Store (3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka City TEL: 06-6343-1231)

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In addition, Harley-Davidson will continue to prepare for the spread of electric motorcycles by developing and expanding its network of authorized dealers and quick charging spots in Japan, so that customers can continue to enjoy their motorcycle life with confidence.

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