• Damien Lane

New Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle debuts


Harley-Davidson has released another new motorcycle, but this time it has a full electric engine. The bike made its debut at CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, 2019. The new bike will be selling around for $28,000. The bike's most well-known aspect at this point is its revolutionary wheel design. The wheel of the new bike is what sets this bike apart from the rest by its rear rim-mounted motor with a hubless design. The design idea came from the movie Tron.

The wheel works by feeding off three power cables and a small brace that holds the wheel steady. Without the hub, the frame is lighter, which also allows the battery to last longer and give the bike 67 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.

The battery is rechargeable and takes about two hours to get a full charge; it will then last for a range of 124-186 miles per charge. The bike has a left handle bar lever that helps the bike stop, since the bike has no gears or clutch. The right lever controls a conventional twin-disc brake on the front wheel. The bike can reach a top speed of 99 mph on average.

The built-in navigation is mounted on top of what looks like a tank but is really just a cover for the battery mount where an engine is usually found. The bike is made to look and feel just like the rider was on a Harley-Davidson with a V6 engine, according to FoxNews.com and newatlas.com.

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