Yep, the American firm has gone and filed patents for the electric city runabout that was first unveiled as one of the possible ‘future’ models in a H-D line-up back in February last year.
Back then, the little runaround looked like this:
And the patents are virtually identical to the orange mini-bike, albeit drawn without essential needs like indicators, brake levers or a throttle.
We’ve been expecting these sorts of patents to appear around now as a pre-cursor to production versions of the models arriving throughout the latter part of 2020. Expect H-D to make the upcoming Streetfighter (Bronx) big naked and Pan American Adventure bike ready for dealerships later this year, too.
What do you think to this new model from Harley? Is it anything that will be bought by individual riders for city work or is it, in reality, Harley’s take on the electric scooters that can be hired and used as needed by city people who access the service from an app on their phone (like Boris Bikes). Similar scooter-based schemes are wildly popular and growing rapidly throughout major cities around the world.