At this time, the electric motorcycle has unimpressive performances. “Project LiveWire is just one element in our efforts to preserve and renew the freedom to ride for generations to come,” states Matt Levatich, Harley’s President and COO. „The bike you see here is intended to both ease existing customers into the idea of an electric HOG, while tempting a new generation of rider with the promise of one“, he added. The AC induction motor [designed with input from Mission Motors] is mounted transversely. They travel relatively short distances at low speeds. Batteries typically must be recharged after about 130 miles, and that can take 30 minutes to an hour. Charging stations will be needed. In other words, this is a „draft“ of the future product. Harley plans to tour the LiveWire around the country, giving test rides and soliciting rider feedback. Currently is almost no market for full-size electric motorcycles. This product will be prepared for the generations to come.