2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire test ride
The LiveWire is one of the first battery-powered bikes from a major motorcycle maker and a dramatic departure for Harley-Davidson. Does it have the stuff to electrify the brand? Fox News Autos editor thew a leg over one to find out.
Harley-Davidson has suspended production of its all-electric LiveWire motorcycle due to an unspecified issue.
The Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer has confirmed the move, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.
In a statement, Harley-Davidson told Fox News Autos that it “recently discovered a non-standard condition during a final quality check,” and has begun “additional testing and analysis, which is progressing well.”
TESTED: 2020 HARLEY-DAVIDSON LIVEWIRE
The company also informed current owners not to charge their bikes with standard home outlets and to only use DC fast-charging stations until further notice, but said that they are safe to ride.
The news comes a week after Reuters reported that Harley-Davidson dealers were having difficulty selling the motorcycle, which is the company’s first and only electric model and has a $29,799 base price.
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Harley-Davidson has not said how many LiveWires have been sold.
ZERO MOTORCYCLES SAYS IT’S READY TO TAKE ON HARLEY-DAVIDSON WITH NEW ELECTRIC BIKES