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    Electric Harley?

    Maybe. Maybe not. But it does look cool, other than the Buell muffler. The rider could use a helmet, though.

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    I expect he's referring to the black bit at the rear of what looks like a motor housing at the bottom of the battery pack (running longitudinally though which is why I say "looks like" - odd config) in between the footpegs there. The Buell's had a centralised exhaust back-box/muffler which sat in that position.

    To be fair - I can see the similarity - although that's clearly not what it is.

    I'd be very interested to see a shot of the other side of the bike.

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    On another note - did anyone else notice all the weight strips on the insides of the wheels?

    ..looking forward to seeing what sort of stunts they're trying that they need that much gyroscopic help to keep the bike stable - although, it could also be that they're genuinely required to make up for what's lost along with the replacement of the ICE.

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    http://brammoforum.com/index.php?topic=2572.0

    Shot of the right hand side of the bike, good shot from the front too.

    No clutch lever, sidestand where the gear lever would usually be ... still fascinated by the apparent longitudinal arrangement of the motor.
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    I personally think the "motor" (shiny bit at the bottom) is dressing and not the real motor.
    In the front shot I kinda like the mirror / indicator combo.

    In summary this is a harley I would buy.
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    Motorcycle.com has more information here, along with some interesting closeup photos of the bike. They are calling it the Harley "Livewire", which is apparently a H-D trademark name. The article includes a very short video, which appears to be H-D originated. There is also mention of an H-D announcement to be made tomorrow, perhaps having to do with this motorcycle.

    http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...roduction.html
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    I'd heard buzz about this, but I hadn't seen any pictures. Thanks.

    I generally really like the looks of it, but something about the proportion or spacing of the rear wheel/swingarm in relation to the rest of the bike doesn't sit right with my eye. Still slick though.

    It might even be a lightweight Harley. Those are two words I don't believe I've said next to each other.

    Kudos to them.

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    Oh that link just got me properly giddy!!

    Loving that tease video clip!!

    They've an announcement page up: http://project.harley-davidson.com/en_IE
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    But then if the Harley sound is gone, what's left of an Harley ?
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