Harley-Davidson Ebikes: What We Know So Far

Electric Slide

In the Bizarro World in which we now live, Harley-Davidson is taking aggressive steps into the Ebike market in a plot line only Marvel Comics or GOT could follow. We’ve all seen and heard about the LiveWire but it looks to be the flagship at the tip of the spear; the rest of Harley’s Ebike force reminds me of a navy battle group in that you have medium and smaller vessels in support of the big one. No one has all the details on all of the bikes but we’ve collected what we know so far to help you keep track of it all. Heh, we hope…
StaCyc Cling
Harley-Davidson’s gateway Ebike plays on one of the oldest and most effective marketing tactics in history: recruit ’em early. Earlier this year, H-D acquired StaCyc, Inc., producer of the 12- and 16-inch EDRIVE, electric-powered two-wheelers specifically designed for kids.

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The StaCyc electric two-wheelers will provide an entry point for the youngest riders to enjoy the thrill of riding.

StaCyc, which entered the market in 2016, currently designs, markets and sells their EDRIVE models for kids, with an MSRP range of $649 to $699. StaCyc EDRIVES are sold in the U.S. through powersports dealerships, including 29 Harley-Davidson® dealerships, online and in specialty bicycle retailers.
The acquisition of StaCyc expands Harley-Davidson’s electric portfolio and reinforces its commitment to lead in the electrification of motorcycling. Harley-Davidson previously announced plans to launch LiveWire™, a premium, high-performance electric motorcycle in fall 2019 and future lightweight and middleweight electric motorcycles at various price points starting in 2021.
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As a subsidiary, a Harley-Davidson branded version of StaCyc’s 12-inch and 16-inch models will be sold through select Harley-Davidson dealers. The branded products will be available in the U.S. in the third quarter of 2019. StaCyc branded EDRIVES will continue to be sold through StaCyc’s existing distribution network.

Since its inception, StaCyc has inspired more than 6,000 new riders to join the sport through its fun and upbeat brand that focuses on sharing the love of riding through its line of kids’ electric two-wheeled products. The company has served as a catalyst for engaging riders at an early age and has been first to market with an entirely new category in both the motorcycle and bicycle markets.
Non-Nuclear Family
Visit StaCyc’s website and you’ll get a good feel for what the kids’ bikes will be like but the same can’t be said for the middle children in Harley-Davidson’s electric family. Several months ago H-D brought out two new electric offerings that are somewhere between the StaCyc kids’ iron and the full-grown LiveWire but details on them are sketchy at the moment.

Following the recently revealed LiveWire motorcycle, these two concepts look towards a new electrified chapter of Harley-Davidson’s story that, the MoCo says, “will continue with innovative approaches to transportation and technology, wrapped in evocative styling and design.” Harley-Davidson obviously means to have something for a variety of Ebikers across a spectrum of ages and abilities. Which brings us to their electric ship-of-the-line…
Coming to You Live
The LiveWire motorcycle doesn’t have a manual transmission and goes from 0-60 mph in just three seconds. It features a high-voltage battery (or RESS; Rechargeable Energy Storage System) composed of lithium-ion cells surrounded by a finned, cast-aluminum housing. The high-voltage battery provides 140 miles (225 km) of city range or 88 miles (142 km) of combined stop-and-go and highway range.
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The LiveWire model is equipped with an Electronic Chassis Control (ECC) system. The separate functions of ECC work together to give the rider more confidence and control in less-than-ideal situations. The Electronic Chassis Control (ECC) system manages cornering-enhanced Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS) and Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS) by modulating torque available at the rear wheel. It combines electronic controls and hydraulics where required, utilizing the latest six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) and ABS sensor technology

Use the onboard Level 1 charger and power cord to connect to any standard household outlet and get a full charge overnight. For a faster charge, visit any public Level 3 DC Fast Charge station. With cellular telematics connectivity powered by Panasonic®, you can connect remotely through your smart phone using the latest version of the Harley‑Davidson™ App. Check bike vitals like battery charge status, see its location on a map, and get security alerts if it’s been bumped, tampered with or moved.

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