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Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire Electric Motorcycles Now Available In Europe

LiveWire, the electric motorcycle brand spun out of Harley-Davidson, has just announced that the company’s flagship LiveWire ONE electric motorcycle is now available in Europe.

The LiveWire ONE is the successor of the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle. That bike was originally available in Europe a few years ago, but the company’s electric shakeup resulted in an electron-powered H-D gap in Europe until the LiveWire One landed ashore.

The high-performance electric motorcycle was launched at a much more attractive price of around US $23K, compared to the original H-D LiveWire that slid in just under the US $30K mark.

The European version of the LiveWire ONE, which is produced in Harley-Davidson’s York, Pennsylvania-based factory, is still solidly in premium motorcycle territory just like the US version.

The country-specific pricing (including VAT) can be found below:

Germany: €24,990
France: €25,290
The Netherlands: €25,390
UK: £22,990

LiveWire ONE reservations of €100 are already open, securing priority delivery that should start later in April.

It’s hard to describe what an easily repeatable 0-60 mph (96 km/h) feels like, other than straddling an electromechanical rocket. Between the incredible torque and the unique sound produced by the miter gear transmission, the LiveWire ONE experience is utterly unique in the motorcycle industry.

The bike isn’t particularly long range, at least for highway riding. But with 140 miles (225 km) of city range and 90 miles (145 km) of mixed city/highway range, it makes a great in-between bike that can handle both local commuting and highway sprints.

And it’s not like you’ve got to hang up your riding boots after 140 miles. The inclusion of DC fast charging allows the LiveWire ONE to get a nearly full charge in around half an hour, letting riders get back on the road quickly. That’s especially useful for anyone who doesn’t have a garage or home charging option – a common problem shared by city dwellers in many of Europe’s bustling urban centers. And for longer-distance rides and touring, a 30-minute break to grab a bite to eat or stretch your legs isn’t terrible either. Some riders have even earned their Iron Butt on a LiveWire, pushing the bike to over 1,000 miles in a day.

For those that can charge at home, a Level 1 wall charger neatly tucks away under the saddle and can be used for a full overnight charge.

The LiveWire ONE may be the company’s only model for now, but it will soon be joined by the LiveWire S2 Del Mar.