Project Livewire is Harley-Davidson’s first and one-off electric motorcycle prototype. The company is likely to produce it in the future.

Harley-Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle
The electric bike has a one-off styling which somewhat resembles the Ducati Diavel

In 2014, Harley-Davidson revealed Project Livewire – the first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle. Keeping in line with the company’s customer-led product development approach, select customers were invited in America to ride and provide feedback on the bike, helping to shape the future of Harley-Davidson’s first-ever electric motorcycle. Harley had announced that their project tour will be expanding to Canada and Europe in 2015. But Harley has now announced that as part of their feedback tour, Project Livewire will also be coming to Asia.

A simulated riding experience that doesn’t require any experience or a motorcycle license is also available for those who don’t ride yet by taking a ride on the Jumpstart Demo. The electric bike sports a cast aluminum frame and swing-arm with an estimated 7 kWh battery producing 74 HP and 70.5 Nm of torque. The motorcycle weighs in at around 208 kgs and its top speed is electronically limited to 152 km/hr. The Project Livewire motorcycle is simply one of the ways in which Harley-Davidson is exploring how to further grow their diverse family of motorcycle riders.

The first customer ride has been conducted this week at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. While not for sale, Project Livewire is specifically designed for the purpose of getting insight into rider expectations of an electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Whether or not the bike will make it to production will be decided at a later stage. We will have to wait and see if the tour will make it to India or not but given the popularity of EVs, it seems unlikely.

2015 Harley-Davidson Livewire
The bike will be seen in the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron