Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire – Jay Leno’s Garage

AUG 19 2014 BY MARK KANE 11

Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire

Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire

Unveiled two months ago, Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire recently appeared in the Jay Leno’s Garage.

The first all-electric Harley-Davidson is a demo motorcycle used to obtain feedback from potential customers, but maybe some day Harley-Davidson will introduce a production version.

According to the video, Project LiveWire can go up to 53 miles on single charge. However, power mode will bring this value down to probably 30 miles. This is enough for a demo motorcycle.

Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes less than four seconds.

Jay Leno says that it has quite a pleasant noise and looks good. You’ll will learn more on Project LiveWire from the video.

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11 Comments on "Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire – Jay Leno’s Garage"

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Tune in Next week for EV monster trucks..

Why wait?

I gotta give props to Jay Leno. Despite his well known love of ICE cars, he’s spent a lot of time test driving various EVs and speaking highly of them. And he apparently loves his Chevy Volt. Heck, you can even watch a video of him test driving a Think City and managing to say a few nice things about it despite it being diminutive two-seater plastic EV.

Jay loves cars. He loves historically important cars. He buys never leases.

That is why he never had an EV1

A Volt was his daily driver before his Model S.

He owns antique EVs as well as antique steam powered cars.

I have a theory that the young guys and kids will grow up with electric motorcycles and the world will be better for it.

It’s also nice to see that electric mindfulness has made it into cultures like monster trucks and perhaps NASCAR. This is what’s needed to not just be preaching to the choir.

I like the bike the more I see it. The styling has grown on me. Also dig the sound of the drivetrain.

The range needs to be at least 100+ at freeway speeds, though. And DC Fast Charge Capable. 🙁

And priced at $15K (or less)

The Brutus V9 $32k 245 mile range.
(The Tesla of motorcycles?)

Zero S with Power Tank $17.5k 131 mile range.

Harley can’t give us some bogus bike with 53 miles of range.

Considering that HD has been clear that this is a demonstration motorcycle, your statement appears out of place.

Wait. You just supported a US company’s attempt to make an innovative EV.

Here’s the sound of my mind exploding…


I always enjoy Jay Leno’s garage. Much more hibrow than his TV show, and even he’ll admit to that..

It’ll be interesting to see when they come out with the 1200cc EV version. A bike big enough to hold a 300 mile battery.