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According to Wired (This article and its images were originally posted on Wired January 7, 2019 at 03:24PM.)
Ask any serious automaker about the future of driving, and they’ll bring up batteries and zero emissions, the glory of instant torque and the anxiety of underdeveloped charging infrastructure. But you don’t have to build things on four wheels to see where the road leads. Today at CES in Las Vegas, Harley-Davidson announced it has started taking pre-orders for the LiveWire, the all-electric motorcycle it first showed off in 2014.
Along with the technical question of making batteries work on a bike, Harley as a brand faces two challenges before it starts deliveries of the $29,799 bike this fall. It must persuade its fans that a motorcycle without that loud parppping engine is a legitimate cruising machines. And it has to convince potential new customers that they don’t need tattoos and eagle-emblazoned leather jackets to join the club.
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