To be fair, despite the price, don't compare the Livewire to a Goldwing. It's a different category of bike. The Wing would obviously beat it in comfort and range. Wing owners are not the type of riders that the Livewire is aimed at.Harley done goofed with this, they've designed and priced themselves right out of the market. The Zero has almost twice the range at less than 2/3 the price!
My 2018 GW DCT gets twice the range, has storage, is more comfortable, has a windshield (adjustable!), accelerates nearly as fast (0-60 of 3.5s vs my 3.9s), I also have torque on demand and I also do not have a clutch or shift lever. And it cost many thousands of dollars less than $29,000.
I think I'll keep my Goldwing, no thanks. This is going to sell terribly, what a shame for HD.
As I mentioned before:<...>Based on the type of bike it is, the Livewire is competing against a category of bikes that sell in the $7000 to $8000 range. You could expect early adopters in that buying market to go for a $10,000 electric bike, but $30,000 is just insane. At that price, the only people you will attract are the likes of Jay Leno, and other enthusiasts with bottomless wallets that will want it for their collections. Other than that, the Livewire is a long ways from being a mainstream bike.
Looks like the livewire will have a short circuitLooks like things are going to get a little tougher for the livewire.
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Actually, they're getting closer.If only the Livewire's charge could last as long as this thread.
I've ridden the Harley Live Wire and it is definitely impressive. But at $30,000 with a 80-100 mile range my thought is that at half the price and twice the range I might be a customer. It would appear the Zero Motorcycles has at least met half of my hopes.Looks like things are going to get a little tougher for the livewire.
There, I fixed it for you......I just don’t see horseless carriages amounting to any more than a mere novelty. Too bad Mr Benz wasted capital on this......
There, I fixed it for you.
My prediction for the future is that the few gasoline stations that remain will ONLY be visited by hotrods and classic motorcycles, and gas will be around $25 a gallon.
PS: No disrespect intended for your opinion, but our last California governor SERIOUSLY tried to outlaw all gasoline engines in the entire state. And I expect this next governor WILL make that happen.