Harley-Davidson Announces LiveWire Electric Motorcycle Pricing

2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle. Image courtesy Harley-Davidson.
2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle.

Harley-Davidson today announced pricing for the 2020 LiveWire, its first electric motorcycle, which is now available for U.S. dealer preorder. MSRP on the LiveWire is $29,799.

Learn more about Harley-Davidson’s plans for 2019 and beyond

The LiveWire, which Harley says represents the next chapter in the 116-year-old company’s history, offers the benefits and performance of an electric motorcycle, with signature Harley attitude and style. Its H-D Revelation electric powertrain promises 0-to-60 acceleration in less than 3.5 seconds, with no clutch and no gear shifting, and an urban range of about 110 miles.

The powertrain sits low in the LiveWire’s chassis to lower the center of gravity and helps the motorcycle handle well at all speeds and make it easier to balance when stopped. The motorcycle also sports standard cornering ABS and traction control.

Read our 2014 Project LiveWire first ride review

It also features H-D Connect, which pairs motorcycle riders with their bikes through an LTE-enabled Telematics Control Unit coupled with connectivity and cloud services using the latest version of the Harley-Davidson app. With H-D Connect, data is collected and transferred to the app to provide information to the rider’s smartphone about:

Motorcycle Status: Information available through H-D Connect includes battery charge status and available range from any location where a sufficient cellular signal is available. This allows the rider to remotely check the charge status including charge level and time to completion. Riders will be able to locate a charging station with ease thanks to an integrated location finder built into the H-D app.

Tamper Alerts and Vehicle Location: H-D Connect indicates the location of the parked LiveWire motorcycle and alerts can be sent to the rider’s smartphone if the bike is tampered with or moved. GPS-enabled stolen-vehicle tracking provides peace of mind that the motorcycle’s location can be tracked (requires law enforcement assistance; available in select markets).

Service Reminders and Notifications: Reminders about upcoming vehicle service requirements, automated service reminders and other vehicle care notifications.

Looking for a more traditional Harley experience? Check out our 2019 FXDR 114 review!

Interestingly, while the electric LiveWire will of course produce minimal vibration, Harley says it’s designed a new “signature Harley-Davidson sound” that “represents the smooth, electric power” of the motorcycle. Whether or not that will be enough to satisfy riders looking for the classic “potato-potato” rumble remains to be seen.

To find a LiveWire dealer or place a preorder, visit h-d.com/LiveWire.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Looks like the Great American Motor Co (finally the nomenclature is correct!) has priced itself right out of their intended market…I am a 68 yr old HD Dyna FXDS-c rider, and I cant see any reason to buy one of these overpriced, under ranged ebikes. $30 grand?? Aren’t some ebikes available for $15g & less? Ya’ll help me out here, ’cause I just don”t get it.

  2. I wish them luck, but I don’t know anyone who is going to drop $30,000+ on a bike with the performance of a Ninja 500 and a limited range.

    • Could be right, Rick, but it’s not to long ago that we all said, “I don’t know anyone who is going drop $40,000+ on a CVO Harley.”

  3. It’s not going to sell to the “baby boom” generation, it’s made for the MillEnials that have more dollars than sense!

  4. Au contraire ..Parfait pour les Babvy Boomer plein aux As qui n’ont pas à s’inquiéter de l’argent.
    Ils vont pouvoir se rencontrer, et se mesurer les uns aux autres à qui pisse le plus loin!
    Comme pour les motos à essence de la compagnie. Sauf qu’ils vont pouvoir se vanter d’être “meilleur encore” envers la planète qu’ils ont détruit eux-même. C’est une moto pour pépé veuf, qui veux aller se balader en ville et se stationner à la vue de tous. Et en même temps perdre son temps et se prélasser sur les terrasses (de liqueurs maison sans alcool) Ce, pendant qu’il se brancheras discrètement afin de pouvoir retourner chez lui avant la tombée de la nuit.
    Elle a effectivement le look d’un petit ninga 250cc .
    Banal comme toute les motos Japonaises.
    Aux lignes censés cachés quelque-hose? Mais nous savons tous qu’il n’y-a qu’une batterie derrière chac panneaux latéral.
    Çà vaut dans les 7-8 000$ maximum.
    Je ne dépenserais jamais 30 000$ pour un jouet semblable à ceux sur lequel je m’amusais à l’âge de 4-6ans. Une chance qu’il y-a des pneus! Des vrais. Sinon, çà ressemble à s’y méprendre à l’un de ces power wheel version 2 ou 3 roues. 12 volt rechargeable (prévu pour un total de 30minutes la poignée dans l’fond. AUCUN Gen-X n’achèteras ces jouets conçu pour les Boomer gras et en mauvaise santé (Alcoolique et adepte du Canabis). Vivement leur retraite ils l’ont jusqu’à leur belle mort.

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