Harley Davidson on Thursday announced it's first electric cruiser, dubbed the LiveWire. According to Harley, the LiveWire's AC Induction motor makes 74bhp and 52lb-ft of torque. That's enough to give it a 0-60 time of less than four seconds, but only a disappointing 92mph top speed. Even less encouraging is the range, which stands at just 53 miles. No other specs are available at this time.
I personally would rather see something closer to a big cruiser in styling that this bike that looks to be modeled more after the Sportster 883 in size and style. A bigger bike would have room for more batteries, and hopefully more range. I will also be interested to see if they take advantage of Tesla's recent move to open source their patent portfolio to make changes to the charging and battery system.
What do you guys think, does this bike stand a chance coming from HD?