News Bite: Lightweight LIVEWIRE

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Last year Harley-Davidson announced it was going to be releasing all of its electric endeavours under a new name: LiveWire. And now it’s revealed its first major innovation – the introduction of a new bike which uses the motor in place of a traditional frame.

Harley Livewire

The Arrow makes use of a large drive block (which consists of the battery, motor, battery system and control electronics), to which it fixes the steering head and subframe. The swingarm is attached directly to the motor bearings and the shock absorber is supported on the back of the battery. It’s an ingenious solution which will help to shave weight – and chances are we won’t have to wait long to see it in person.

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