New Harley-Davidson LiveWire performance figures and preorder date revealed

2019 Harley-Davidson LiveWire

LiveWire™, Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle, and three lightweight concept EV have debuted at the first prestigious automotive event of 2019, the Geneva International Motor Show.

2019 Harley-Davidson LiveWire Guide

Traditionally a stronghold for all-things four-wheels, the four Harley-Davidson® EV two-wheelers attracted a lot of attention during the opening press days from media and car manufacturers alike. A similar reaction will no doubt be in effect when the show opens to the general public (7-17th March), which the show organisers have forecasted 600,000+ visitors.


More LiveWire news came with Harley-Davidson revealing some final production-verified performance figures. Those impressive figures are:

  • 0-60mph in 3.0 seconds and 60-80mph in 1.9 seconds.
  • 140 miles (225km) of city range or 88 miles (142km) of combined stop-and-go and highway range, as measured using the MIC City and MIC Combined (70mph) tests.
  • Standard DC Fast Charge technology, which provides a 0-80% of battery charge in 40 minutes or 0-100% in 60 minutes.

The riding range figure provided follows an extensive SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure and based on the expected performance of a fully-charged battery when operated under specified conditions. Actual range will vary depending on riding habits, ambient weather and equipment conditions.

Harley-Davidson also announced international pre-orders for LiveWire will open in April at the dedicated LiveWire and 2-EV page with deliveries expected from September 2019 in most European countries.

LiveWire is the apex in a new era of EV propulsion from Harley-Davidson,” said Marc McAllister, Vice President Product Planning and Portfolio. “As leaders in the electrification of motorcycling, we’re fulfilling our commitment by offering a full range of e-two-wheelers for the youngest of riders, all the way to the rider who is looking for a premium, high-performance EV experience.”


About Michael Le Pard 9815 Articles
"Mr. Totalmotorcycle". Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. Supporting over Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 23 great years. Total Motorcycle is my pride and joy and being able to reach out 375 million people has been incredible but I could not have done it without the support of my visitors, readers and members, thank you so much! You are making a difference to millions of riders worldwide. Thank you.