Would a Electric-powered "Harley-Davidson" Live-wire two wheeled bike, be the new sound-of-silence?
- 1 month agoBest Answer
EVs are the future, whether we like it or not.
Internal combustion engines are basically the equilvaent of mechanical clocks. it's a marvel of mechanical clockwork. Okay, it's not exactly 'clockwork' but you get the idea.
Unfortunately, their days are numbered. I'm pretty sure that soon EVs are going to take over internal combustion engines, just like how Quartz movement took over mechanical clockwork.
That's just reality.
An electric motor is lightweight, VERY efficient, has far less moving parts than an ICE and can last for ages without needing any sort of maintenance. I mean, how often do you 'maintain' electric motors in your home?! Plus, they've that instant torque which I absoltuely love. Whereas internal combustion engines have to spool up, shift into higher gears, then spool up again to get momentum. Personally, I used to hate them but now I'm warming up to them more and more. As a matter of fact, I was considering leasing a Nissan Leaf not too long ago! Not because I'm an environmentalist, but because I love their maintenance free nature and sports car like torque.
As for Harley Davidson Livewire, I doubt it's ever going to be popular among the so called 'HOG' crowd, which basically consist of conservative, ultra right wing, gun totting, Trump praising Republicans. They've got egos the size of a Titanic, and it's that very same ego that made Harley Davidson discontinue the V-Rod.
- FredLv 51 month ago
No! Only from Harley Davidson comes an electric bike that has a retro look produces manufactured sound at the expense of mechanical efficiency, cost more than every other electric motorcycle on the market, and is on the extreme range of dysfunctional compared to the existing electric market. It has more weight, less power, less range, less speed of all electrics... and wait for it... no doubt just like the entire H-D stable … has a dysfunctional horn!
But the real question is... If the live wire has ADDED mechanically sound generated at energy expense does it exit to the rear where it is entirely wasted? ONLY FROM H-D
It will not last longer than the V-Rod!
H-D aside from a brief time period somewhere South of 1920 .. Never was, Never will be... "The new sound-of silence" (unless you refer to their INTENSIONAL dysfunctional traffic horn)
- Anonymous1 month ago
Nah you'd still get the annoying rider.
- InLv 61 month ago
The drive makes a whirring noise.
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- Candid ChrisLv 71 month ago
If I was younger I'd go EV-motorcyle if it was cheap enough.
Rode a Zero when they first came out and was somewhat impressed, queit, nice torque but at that time mileage range was quite limited.
Will need to wait for my second life when the batteries are solar-powered while riding and stationary.Source(s): Riding/racing for 55+ yrs.
- ExoplanetLv 71 month ago
Like dude, ya ain't read (sorry about the reading) any of them reviews whut dun say it got a sound like a turban... oops... turbine.
- regeruggedLv 71 month ago
An electric Harley would be no fun. There would be none of that infamous vibration.
- audreyLv 71 month ago
That low rumble is what makes a Harley a Harley. If it goes electric, it won't be fun anymore!
- Anonymous1 month ago
In fact, no dealer in my city, that is the Southern half of my state, will get one. Only the central state dealer in Phoenix. It won't be popular except with in -towners that can get a to a charging station easily. Out here there are 2 in a city of one million. It is very easy to go 20-30 miles without even seeing a gas station. Even longer in parts of the Indian Nations.
I Do hope Harley sells a lot of them, just Not to me or anyone I know. We Expect that Brraapppp. Divest or die.
At least the LiveWire won't Overheat at long reds in when it's 116...
- ScottLv 61 month ago
I have no desire to own one. I'll keep my Ultra Classic. It makes noise.