Harley-Davidson Announces Electric Motorcycle Coming in 2019

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Harley-Davidson Announces Electric Motorcycle Coming in 2019

Post by efMX Trials Electric Freeride » Jan 31 2018 12:59pm

Harley-Davidson Announces First Electric Motorcycle Coming to market in 2019 :

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Post by fechter » Feb 01 2018 12:14am

Let's hope they don't go out of business first.
Harley-Davidson will close its Kansas City, Missouri plant as part of a cost-cutting move as it continues to face dwindling shipments.

The Milwaukee company reported a 7.9 percent drop to 241,498 motorcycle shipments in 2017 and expects the figure to continue dropping. It forecast 231,000 to 236,000 motorcycle shipments in 2018.

Harley-Davidson's stock ended 8 percent lower Tuesday
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Re: Harley-Davidson Announces Electric Motorcycle Coming in 2019

Post by e-beach » Feb 01 2018 12:40am

Millennial's probably couldn't tell a Harley from a hand rail. Going electric is something a millennial might understand. I say maybe, because without a phone they are so inept! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Harley-Davidson Announces Electric Motorcycle Coming in 2019

Post by LockH » Feb 01 2018 1:47am

Hehe... Maybe "over the top" aka a "dying breath" where more than half of the world is now "urban" featuring "short" distances at "slow" speeds. :wink:
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Re: Harley-Davidson Announces Electric Motorcycle Coming in 2019

Post by amberwolf » Feb 01 2018 2:15am

Didn't they already do this four years ago?

I'll believe it when it actually happens.

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Post by LockH » Feb 01 2018 2:29am

^^ Hehe... `Been "promising"/"threatening" for years now... :) Their "problem" maybe, the tech re batteries and electric traction is "moving TOO fast". :mrgreen:
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Re: Harley-Davidson Announces Electric Motorcycle Coming in 2019

Post by madmatmax » Feb 01 2018 9:28pm

I read about this bike - sounds light-years ahead of their gasoline machines. I wonder if this has anything to do with the plant closing in my neck of the woods...

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Re: Harley-Davidson Announces Electric Motorcycle Coming in 2019

Post by efMX Trials Electric Freeride » Feb 03 2018 1:35pm

madmatmax wrote:
Feb 01 2018 9:28pm
I read about this bike - sounds light-years ahead of their gasoline machines. I wonder if this has anything to do with the plant closing in my neck of the woods...
looks like Harley Davidson may have some competition in the electric cruiser motorcycle market..

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Post by LockH » Feb 03 2018 3:35pm

Hehe... Wiki: "Tacita is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks."

... when really it's Mandarin Chinese dialect for "Harley". :lol:
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Post by efMX Trials Electric Freeride » Feb 03 2018 4:11pm

LockH wrote:
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Hehe... Wiki: "Tacita is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks."

... when really it's Mandarin Chinese dialect for "Harley". :lol:
Tacita electric motorcycles are manufactured in Italy.. in Latin tacita means "silence".. 8)
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Post by kerim » Feb 03 2018 6:09pm

amberwolf wrote:
Feb 01 2018 2:15am
Didn't they already do this four years ago?
Yes. Here a video from August 2014:

https://youtu.be/vuhPZTrSmBw

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Post by efMX Trials Electric Freeride » Feb 03 2018 10:05pm

kerim wrote:
Feb 03 2018 6:09pm
amberwolf wrote:
Feb 01 2018 2:15am
Didn't they already do this four years ago?
Yes. Here a video from August 2014:

that was the product introduction to the public in which Harley sent their prototype electric motorcycle on a marketing tour of the US to promote and gauge public interest..

but now Harley has announced that the bike is scheduled for serial production and entry into the market for actual sale to the public and availability at dealerships..
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Harley-Davidson and Alta Motors to co-develop electric motorcycles

Post by efMX Trials Electric Freeride » Mar 03 2018 12:39pm

Harley-Davidson and Alta Motors to co-develop electric motorcycles.. :

"Motorcycle giant Harley-Davidson is now a stakeholder in Alta Motors, the electric motorcycle and light vehicle EV drivetrain maker based in Brisbane, California. Harley-Davidson and Alta made the investment public, and also announced that Alta Motors will collaborate with the legendary motorbike maker on building future electric motorcycles as part of the deal..
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Post by LockH » Apr 02 2018 3:49pm

News getting BIGGER... :)

Harley-Davidson invests in Alta Motors, a California electric bike company:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/na ... 384712002/

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Post by Raisedeyebrows » Apr 12 2018 11:18pm

Harley is teaming up with Alta? Seems like a pretty good team for Harley to hook up with, so far as far as electric motorcycles are concerned my wish list includes Zero, KTM and Alta MX bike looks spectacular as well. This partnership might be the best thing Harley has done in decades.
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Post by efMX Trials Electric Freeride » Jul 30 2018 1:47pm

Harley Davidson electric bike concepts : :shock: :mrgreen:

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Post by LockH » Jul 31 2018 10:01pm

^^ EVen H-D can see the future... as "urban"... featuring "short-er distances" and "slow-er speeds"... so the REAL H-D product release will be a bike yah can pedal. ... with a bettery-electric assist motor... and more drink holders.

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Post by Dauntless » Jul 31 2018 11:20pm

The hang-up is figuring out how to make an electric sound like the timing is retarded.
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Post by LockH » Jul 31 2018 11:33pm

^^ HAHA... "sound like the timing is retarded"... :lol:
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Post by AF7JA » Aug 03 2018 8:23pm

efMX Trials Electric Freeride wrote:
Feb 03 2018 10:05pm
kerim wrote:
Feb 03 2018 6:09pm
amberwolf wrote:
Feb 01 2018 2:15am
Didn't they already do this four years ago?
Yes. Here a video from August 2014:


that was the product introduction to the public in which Harley sent their prototype electric motorcycle on a marketing tour of the US to promote and gauge public interest..

but now Harley has announced that the bike is scheduled for serial production and entry into the market for actual sale to the public and availability at dealerships..
Of course the same questions remain: price, range, and did they really have to add noise?

I realize that the deafening racket made by their current offerings are actually caused by aftermarket products; but the earsplitting noise is a big turn off to many customers.

Zero can make a motorcycle that doesn't require its riders to wear earplugs. Why can't HD figure it out?

The best thing they could do is to not sell this at traditional HD dealerships. The market they are trying to target is not the pirate costume market. Sure, let people know that this bike as a major manufacturer behind it; but one blast from the typical ill-tuned straight-pipe HD and the potential customer for these wont even go in the dealerships door.

How do I know this, I dealt with a millennial (my daughter) who was very interested in the Buel 500. She had talked to a couple of women riding them and then did some reading on it and decided that we should go look at one. we got to the dealership, as we were walking to the door we were blasted by a bunch of "typical HDs" She put her hands over her ears and headed back to the car. When I got back to the car she said, "we can go now." She was done looking before we ever made it to the door. HD needs to distance themselves from that.

I am also a teacher. Students talk about "aspirational vehicles" quite a bit. Frankly, I never hear them speak of HD in that context. For HD, this is a problem.
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Re: Harley-Davidson Announces Electric Motorcycle Coming in 2019

Post by Alan B » Aug 03 2018 8:27pm

Harley has probably been producing electric motorcycles for a half dozen years already. The problem is, none of them pass QA to get to the dealers. The fail the "exhaust volume" test.

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