Harley-Davidson LiveWire Units New World Information at EV Racing Exhibition
Press Launch | September 14, 2020
Angelle Sampey and LiveWire Mannequin Set up E.T. Information for a Manufacturing Electrical Bike
This can be a press launch from Harley-Davidson…
Milwaukee, WI (September 10, 2020) – A Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorbike set all-new information for elapsed time and prime pace by an electric-powered manufacturing motorbike on a drag racing course on September 4. Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider and three-time Professional Inventory Bike champion, Angelle Sampey stepped off her Harley-Davidson FXDR Professional Inventory competitors motorbike to pilot the LiveWire bike to seize world record-breaking runs on the quarter and eighth-mile, masking the eighth-mile distance in 7.017-seconds and the complete quarter-mile course in simply 11.156 seconds at 110.35 mph. The 2020 LiveWire motorbike’s prime pace is proscribed to 110 mph.
The information have been set throughout exhibition runs on the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals on the Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. That is one other nice move at a daring future In Harley-Davidson’s quest to guide the electrification of bikes.
“Let me inform you what’s superb,” stated Sampey. “That was the primary time I rode the LiveWire.” stated Sampey, “I couldn’t wait to get it on the monitor. The LiveWire is really easy to experience. Simply twist the throttle and go, and you actually go!”
Sampey and her Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines teammates, Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec, made plenty of head-to-head drag race runs on inventory LiveWire fashions, with Sampey posting the quickest instances. Sampey is the winningest feminine in motorsports historical past with three-time Professional Inventory Bike championships (2000-2002) and 43 Professional Inventory motorbike wins.
The Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorbike is an all-new, all-electric mannequin designed to supply riders an exciting and high-performance motorcycling expertise infused with a brand new degree of expertise, and the premium feel and look of a Harley-Davidson product. The LiveWire motorbike is able to speedy acceleration with only a twist of the throttle – no clutching or gear shifting required.
As Sampey proved at Indy, the moment torque supplied by the H-D Revelation™ powertrain delivers exhilarating acceleration from a cease; the LiveWire motorbike can rush from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 100 kph) in 3.0 seconds and 60 to 80 mph (100 to 129 kph) in 1.9 seconds. As a result of most torque is all the time on faucet, roll-on acceleration for passing from any pace is excellent. An optimized middle of gravity, inflexible aluminum body and premium adjustable suspension elements give the LiveWire motorbike dynamic dealing with. With as much as 146 miles of vary*, efficiency is optimized for the city street-rider.
The H-D Revelation electrical powertrain produces minimal vibration, little or no warmth, and minimal sound, all of which improve rider consolation and creates a novel driving expertise, even on the drag strip.
Licensed riders can take a complimentary check experience on the LiveWire motorbike at choose Licensed LiveWire Harley-Davidson dealerships in the US, Australia, Canada and most European international locations.
*Using vary estimates supplied following SAE J2982 Using Vary Take a look at Process and are based mostly on anticipated efficiency of a fully-charged battery when operated beneath specified circumstances. Precise vary will range relying on driving habits, ambient climate and tools circumstances.
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