Project LiveWire: Harley-Davidson testing first electric motorcycle on Route 66
Harley-Davidson has revealed its first electric motorcycle.
The bike will not go on general sale, instead the iconic manufacturer will select customers from the US to ride it and provide feedback.
Dubbed Project LiveWire – the motorcycle will travel down the US’s Route 66 visiting more than 30 Harley-Davidson dealerships between now and the end of the year.
Fans had a mixed reaction to the bike.
“Project LiveWire is more like the first electric guitar – not an electric car,” said Mark-Hans Richer, senior vice president at Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
“It’s an expression of individuality and iconic style that just happens to be electric. Project LiveWire is a bold statement for us as a company and a brand.”
In a teaser video released by Harley-Davidson a motorcycle is seen driving down Route 66 almost without noise.
[youtube 7YeIvGbkxc0 650]