We’ve mostly moved our e-Bike coverage over to e-Bikerumor.com, but we’re still sharing the biggest news here in summary form now and then. And Harley Davidson moving into electric motorcycles is big news. That they’re also adding smaller street fighter and adventure motos is pretty big news, too. But e-Bikes? With concepts for city bikes to full suspension mountain bikes? Yeah, that’s worth a quick story.
Harley-Davidson’s five year strategy is focused on increasing its reach, both globally and spiritually. For a brand known for its big, loud cruisers, the concept bikes presented show a large addition to their catalog. Soon, they’ll have their first electric motorcycle, the Livewire, which is more of a cruiser, followed by a smaller street bike that looks like the perfect city commuter. Both will be clutchless, twist-and-go motorcycles and fully electric. From there, they’ll be adding several e-bikes and what look like electric mopeds. (Yes, there’s a difference…the e-bikes will have pedals and require than you pedal, they’re pedal assist only).
The pics here tell a bit of the story. For more details, photos and video, check out full coverage on e-Bikerumor.com! For a bit of background as to why they might be doing this, check out our e-Bike Trends story.