Harley Davidson Electric Motorcycle

Electric Motorcycle

Recently Harley Davidson announced a new line up of motorcycles for the 2019 model year. I wrote an article on the new sports bike they announced.  The Motorcycle looks like a stripped down naked streetfighter. You can check out the Harley Davidson Sports Bike.  They also announced the Harley Davidson Harley Davidson Electric Motorcycle.

They are naming it the LiveWire.  You can check it out on their website  I don’t know how I feel about the Harley Davidson Electric Motorcycle I wrote another article recently about the loud exhaust. The article discusses my opinion on whether or not the loud exhaust makes it easier for other drivers to notice you as a motorcycle rider. You can check out the Article.

Good for the Environment?

I feel like the Harley Davidson Electric Motorcycle, may be good for the earth and the emissions, however, I don’t think it will be good at making other drivers notice you easier without any sound.   However, there may be other things that you can do to make you more visible to other drivers, such as adding extra lights or wearing an orange reflective vest. However, if you’re going to do that, why wouldn’t you do that to a gas powered motorcycle and make you even more visible?

What about adding sound?

One thing I have heard of electric vehicle manufactures doing is adding car sounds to the car.  If they can do something like that and add motor or exhaust sounds to the Harley Davidson Electric Motorcycle, that might make it better for rider safety.  However, I’m not sure how they would accomplish that.  They would need to make it as loud as the exhaust of a gas-powered motorcycle to make it worth it for me.

It’s not for me!

Maybe in the future when all vehicles are electric. This might be an option to get on two wheels, however at this point in my life.  I want people to see and hear me. I will be sticking with the gas-powered motorcycle and I will be adding a loud exhaust to my bike.

What do you think of the Harley Davidson Electric Motorcycle?  How is this going to impact rider safety?  Leave a comment and let me know what you think. You can also Contact Me if you would like.

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