Harley-Davidson has launched a brand new line of prototype electrical bicycles, giving us our first take a look at the enduring bike firm’s concepts for the world of ebikes.
Electrek obtained photographs from Harley-Davidson’s Annual Sellers Assembly, the place the bikes made their debut. Whereas described as “future ideas,” the photographs are an intriguing preview of the place the corporate might be going when it comes to its ebike design.
“Harley-Davidson’s first electrical pedal-assist bicycles are mild, quick, and simple for anybody to journey,” the corporate advised Electrek. “Designed to shine in city environments, this all-new line of ebicycles is only one extra instance of how Harley-Davidson’s Extra Roads initiative is actively working to encourage a brand new era of two-wheeled riders all over the world.”
A take a look at the photographs of the prototype reveals that the battery could be on the smaller facet, which is sensible contemplating the bike is pedal-assist somewhat than full-on electrical.
There’s additionally just one brake on the handlebars, which is commonplace on bikes. Electrical bicycles usually have two brake levers on the handlebars, so this bicycle might be one of many first ebikes with a foot brake.
The bikes most likely received’t be on the streets any time quickly, and even seem like the prototype photographs. The corporate’s high-quality print on the brand new electrical bicycles says: “Prototype mannequin proven. Manufacturing mannequin options will fluctuate. Not but obtainable on the market. All future fashions proven might not be obtainable in all markets.”
The brand new electrical bicycle isn’t the primary foray into the electrical world for the corporate. Harley-Davidson introduced its LiveWire electrical bike on the Geneva Worldwide Motor Present earlier this 12 months. The electrical bike stirred up pleasure over its H-D Revelation all-electric powertrain. The bike will get as much as 146 miles of vary on a single cost. The Digital Developments staff named the LiveWire bike the most effective automotive tech at CES 2019.
Harley-Davidson launched its long-term plan final 12 months, saying it has its sights set on “a broader vary of electrical fashions which are mild, nimble, and able to deal with the city panorama. For many who wish to expertise the fun of two wheels, they’re deliberate to be obtainable by 2022.”
Digital Developments reached out to Harley-Davidson for extra particulars on the bike, however has not but obtained a response.