Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are gearing up to film their latest long-distance bike trip for TV – and this time, it looks as though they’re going electric.
Four Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles (and a fleet of Rivian electric pickup trucks) have been spotted in Tierra del Fuego, at the southernmost tip of Argentina by Autoblog Argentina. Kitted out with hand guards and soft luggage, there’s been no official confirmation that the LiveWire’s are for the McGregor and Boorman – but it’s looking pretty likely. McGregor and Boorman are following up the Long Way Round and the Long Way Down, with the Long Way Up – riding from Ushuaia, Argentina to Los Angeles, US.
We recently tested the LiveWire (check out our review below), and were very impressed with H-D’s new 30 grand electric muscle bike. The range wasn’t all that impressive though – we only got around 70mph from a single charge. But then again, we were pushing hard on fast roads, so maybe the pair will get a little closer to the 146 mile city range.
It would seem that the goal of the trip is to show that
long-distance travel is becoming viable with electric vehicles. And it’ll be
really interesting to see how they get on – they’re bound to run into some
issues during their epic adventure through South America, as they’ll pass
through various countries where charging infrastructure is going to be a little
lacking. Either way, we can’t wait to hear how they get on.