Harley Davidson to come out with an Electric Bike

June 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Bucking all expectations, Harley Davidson is set to announce a new and unexpected motorcycle in their lineup.

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based motorcycle manufacturing giant that prides itself in making bikes that are grounded in tradition is stepping out into a new motorcycling territory as they are going to be the first major motorcycle manufacturer to release an electric motorcycle.

 

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Is this an answer to the non-stop criticism for designing bikes with antiquated technology even in the face of industry wide advancements?  Or is it an answer to the aging demographic of Harley Davidson motorcycle buyers?  Or is it an answer to both?


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Buell Motorcycles was once considered Harley's answers to those questions but since shutting down the doors of Buell Motorcycle back on 2009, it was thought that Harley Davidson had no interest in motorcycles with advanced technology or for building motorcycles for buyers outside of their average buyer's demographic.


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Whatever their reasons, it's definitely an interesting bike that has come out of left field.  At this time, no specs or further details have been released.   But I would not be surprised if this bike turns out to the the lightest, fastest and quickest bike in their line up.


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Pictures courtesy of Asphalt and Rubber


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