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    I might be missing something but I haven't seen anything on the specs that is better than a Zero SR. Which you could almost by two of for that price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Dillard View Post
    I might be missing something but I haven't seen anything on the specs that is better than a Zero SR. Which you could almost by two of for that price.
    Well, it does come with a Blue Tooth app that allows you to do various things besides ride your LiveWire. You can probably use it to serenade the neighborhood as you ride along, take calls from your buddies and maybe even listen to a really loud potato, potato, exhaust sound to remind you what you are missing by riding an electric motorcycle. And it is free - for the first year, after which you have to pay a subscription fee to continue to use it. My Zero app is not only free, but it gets updated regularly. (Not always a good thing, though, and it doesn't let me make phone calls or watch a movie while I am riding along.)
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    The world is truly tiny, and weird. I grew up 7.2 miles from Brooks Stevens house, and museum.

    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2009/1...kee-wisconsin/

    I used to go there to drool over the amazing vehicles in his collection, like this Talbot-Lago, one of 14 made. This is probably the one from the museum, as it is in the US, and I remember the steel airfoil tubing bumpers.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talbot...563067512).jpg

    To make an EV connection, notice the door handles that worked like those on the Model 3. You pushed on the fat end to make the handle stick out.

    About the time I built my '67 Bonneville cafe racer, and my buddy Dennis had his Sportster, this bike was at the museum. Being lead acid powered, it didn't get me excited then, and I forgot about it, until this piece jogged my memory.

    https://electrek.co/2019/02/20/diy-e...rley-davidson/

    If Ted will permit me to carry on a bit farther with this brain fart. :-) When they closed the one room schoolhouse I first went to, that was half way between Brooks' museum, and my parents' house, they sent us to the new consolidated grade school, in Grafton. My strongest memory from that school was "little Oscar" driving up to the school in the Wienermobile, and doing a magic show in our cafeteria. I just discovered that Stevens designed that too. :-)
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    Ride Apart expounds on the H-D LiveWire: https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bik...fast-charging/
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    Quote Originally Posted by soap94 View Post
    No no no, I hope it is not gonna happen soon. But, considering that all major car manufactures are moving toward electric car, I believe it is not possible to avoid it. I am in love with this model https://bike.net/Harley-Davidson/33834-Sport_Glide_2018 and can't imagine HD become an e-moto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soap94 View Post
    No no no, I hope it is not gonna happen soon. But, considering that all major car manufactures are moving toward electric car, I believe it is not possible to avoid it. I am in love with this model https://bike.net/Harley-Davidson/33834-Sport_Glide_2018 and can't imagine HD become an e-moto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soap94 View Post
    No no no, I hope it is not gonna happen soon. But, considering that all major car manufactures are moving toward electric car, I believe it is not possible to avoid it. I am in love with this model https://bike.net/Harley-Davidson/33834-Sport_Glide_2018 and can't imagine HD become an e-moto.
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    21st century technology made with 1950's tooling??
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    My favorite electric Harley, so far. Affordable too.

    https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/e...nce-bikes.html

    Harley's amazing marketing. They ran these at the X-Games, with no mention of the LiveWire. The commentators at the end of the race say, "Those things look super fun." "I want one. Like, an adult sized one."
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    Maybe Mattel or Hasbro will buy Harley-Davidson when they go bankrupt... because those toys look fun! LOL
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