Harley-Davidson kicks off its electric motorcycle program for 2021 with the launch of the LiveWire One. A cheaper flavor came out the following year, and now the company has released full specifications.
The Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle made its debut back in 2014, but it took another four years for production show models to arrive in Europe and the US. Highlights include a 146-mile battery for city riding, 86 pound-feet of torque from the 105-horsepower motor, and a top speed of 110 mph. The model, which went on sale in mid-2019, costs nearly $30,000. After it was spun off as a separate company, the asking price dropped significantly and now starts at $22,799.
That’s still a lot of money to pay for a motorcycle, e-scooter or otherwise, so a less-featured but much cheaper model was launched last year and is expected to start shipping in early 2023.
line of fire Confirmed US pricing The version produced in April is expected to be delivered to customers in July. The company has also opened up pre-orders for the European launch for France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. That pretty much brings us up to date.
Published specs start with an 84-horsepower (63-kilowatt) electric drive that offers four drive modes plus a custom mode and produces 194 pound-feet (263 Newton-meters) of torque. The S2 Del Mar can accelerate to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in under three seconds and reach a top speed of 103 mph (approximately 166 km/h).
The 10.5 kWn battery is expected to be good for 113 miles (181.5 kilometers) in the city, but that could drop to just 43 miles (69 kilometers) if sustained on the highway at 70 mph. If you happen to die near a Level 2 public charger, the relatively small battery can charge to 80 percent in 78 minutes, or to full in 142 minutes. It takes 8.4 hours to charge from empty to full via a standard 110V wall outlet.
The electric motorcycle rides on 19-inch wheels with 130/80-19 Dunlop tires at the front and 140/80-19 tires at the rear. LiveWire equips it with Showa adjustable upside-down forks and a rear free-piston monoshock that offers 4.73 inches (12 cm) of travel each.
Stopping power comes from four-piston Brembo brakes at the front and one-piston at the rear, and ABS with cornering enhancement is also included. It works in conjunction with the Drag Torque Slip Control system to manage rear wheel slip and prevent the rear wheel from locking up during regenerative braking. Meanwhile, the traction control system helps deal with wheel spin during acceleration.
Additionally, the S2 Del Mar is built on a cast aluminum chassis, weighs 436 lb (197.7 kg), has an unladen seat height of 32.2 inches (82 cm), and has a ground clearance of 6.5 inches (16.5 cm). There’s a round 4-inch color display to check status at a glance, and the bike is able to receive over-the-air updates to keep it looking fresh. A companion mobile app provides information about the bike, as well as ride history, weather information, navigation, roadside assistance, and an owner’s manual.
The S2 Del Mar has an MSRP of $15,499, though LiveWire hasn’t confirmed when it will begin shipping to pre-orders. Grey, blue and black are your color choices. You can see it in action in the short promotional video below.
S2 Del Mar™ Now Live on LiveWire.com
Product page: LiveWire S2 Del Mar