The One will be the first LiveWire branded offering, the details of which are still scarce, but we do know that it will make about 101 bhp.
Last month, Harley Davidson revealed its electric motorcycle sub-brand – LiveWire. And now, the name of the first motorcycle wearing the LiveWire badge has surfaced. American website motorcycle.com has managed to get its hands on a document revealing the new motorcycle’s name and power output. The first product to be launched under the LiveWire brand will be called the 'One'. The name is clearly a tribute to the first-ever gasoline-powered Harley – Model 1 – to be launched in the early 20th century.
According to the document, the LiveWire One will make max power of 101bhp. Interestingly, the Harley Davidson LiveWire, which has been on sale in the global market for a while, produces 105bhp. That being said, Harley Davidson did have the LiveWire motorcycle on sale in Australia in a slightly lower state of tune. Alternatively, H-D could also have reduced the power output for improved range. With that in mind, the LiveWire One that will be showcased on 8th July is likely to be a rebadged and updated iteration of the Harley Davidson LiveWire.
The H-D LiveWire was used by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on their recent expedition, Long Way Up. The motorcycle was, however, modified with knobby tyres and a bash plate to better suit the riding conditions they were to encounter. In fact, the suspension components on their LiveWire motorcycles were borrowed from the Pan America 1250. Could this mean that an adventure-focused LiveWire offering is in the works? Only time will tell. But there is no denying that Harley Davidson is getting innovative with its product strategy, and that’s definitely a positive sign for the American cruiser brand.