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Harley-Davidson LiveWire to be Unveiled in India on August 27

The Harley-Davidson LiveWire comes with an all-electric powertrain consisting of 15.5 kWh battery. The motor offers a power output 104.6 bhp and 116 Nm of torque.

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Updated:August 13, 2019, 6:36 PM IST
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Harley-Davidson LiveWire to be Unveiled in India on August 27
Harley-Davidson LiveWire All-Electric Motorcycle (Image: News18.com)
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Harley-Davidson is gearing up for the launch of its first-ever electric motorcycle, the LiveWire in India. Reports suggest that the company has confirmed to drop the wraps on the motorcycle on August 27. In addition to this, the company is also reportedly planning to showcase another all-new motorcycle on the same day.

After five years of developing the bike in its shed, Harley-Davidson unveiled the production version of the bike at the 2018 EICMA. Possible enraging its purists, the LiveWire comes with an all-electric powertrain consisting of 15.5 kWh battery. The motor offers a power output 104.6 bhp and 116 Nm of torque.

The motorcycle is claimed to reach triple-digit speeds in just 3.5-seconds. On a single charge, the electric motorcycle can go up to 235km. Alongside the powertrain battery, the motorcycle also features a 12-volt lithium-ion accessory battery that provides power for start-up and key fob recognition.

As can be seen on the bike, the electric drivetrain is positioned down low in order to help with a lower centre of gravity and Harley-Davidson says that this motorcycle will be well equipped to handle urban riding conditions. It will come with a touchscreen TFT instrument console and overall, the motorcycle looks like a combination of a street naked motorcycle thanks to the stubby tail section and will offer a relatively relaxed riding position.

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| Edited by: Anirudh SK
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