efMX Trials Electric Freeride wrote: ↑
Feb 03, 2018 10:05 pm
kerim wrote: ↑
Feb 03, 2018 6:09 pm
amberwolf wrote: ↑
Feb 01, 2018 2:15 am
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
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.