I don’t know about you, but when I’m thinking about a Harley Davidson bike, the first thing that comes to my mind is that epic scene from the beginning of the Terminator 2 movie. Things are starging to change, because of the “Live Wire” project. America will never be the same again when, starting with 2016, you’ll be able to buy a Harley Davidson running on batteries. The horror, the horror…

[adsense300gray]Even if the official purpose of the project is to test the public opinion’s reaction to electrical Harleys, I can see the writing on the wall. And the writing is clear : the internal combustion engine is living its last glory days. Even if electrical engines are far superior in terms of efficiency and durability, there’s something about a V8, that sound and that feeling of sheer power is hard to replace, at least in the minds and souls of petrol-heads, like yours truly.

The Live Wired electrical Harley Davidson is far from impressive in terms of specs; it’s not a Tesla by any means: powered by a 74 bhp engine and with a top speed of 92 mph, not to mention a pathetic range of just under 60 miles, the Live Wire Harley fails to compete with existing electrically powered bikes like the Mission RS (the fastest production motorcycle in the world).

However, this is  how it begins…



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