Harley-Davidson will be organizing a live auction. The product to be auctioned off is a special edition Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle. All the proceeds from the auction will be donated towards fighting Coronavirus Pandemic.

CarAndBike, By Kingshuk Dutta

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Harley-Davidson will soon be organizing an online live auction where a special edition LiveWire electric motorcycle will be auctioned and all the proceeds will be donated to the United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund. The details of the auction are yet to be revealed. The Harley-Davidson LiveWire in question is a one-off model that gets custom painted, has a lot of carbon fiber accessories, and will also be signed by the 'Davidson' family. The LiveWire is Harley-Davidson's first-ever fully electric motorcycle and the production version made its debut at the 2018 EICMA Motorcycle Show. LiveWire has been in the making for more than five years.

The Harley-Davidson LiveWire uses an all-new powertrain called the H-D Revelation which consists of a permanent magnet electric motor that has a power output of 78 kW or 104.6 bhp and the peak torque output is rated at 116 Nm. Being an electric vehicle, the LiveWire offers 100 percent of the torque right from the instant you twist the throttle. The 0-100 kmph sprint is done in 3.5 seconds and more specifically, the electric motorcycle can reach 100 kmph to 128 kmph in less than 2 seconds. There is a 15.5 kWh battery included which gives the LiveWire a range of up to 235 kilometers in the city and a stop-and-go range of 158 kilometers on the highway. The claimed range has been achieved using World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC) standards. Like any automatic scooter, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire has a 'throttle-and-go' function and the rear wheel is belt-driven.

Harley-Davidson says that the motorcycle gains a range of almost 21 kilometers for every hour of charging and it will a full night's charging time to recharge the battery fully. The motorcycle also gets a 4.3-inch TFT touchscreen which works as the instrument console and is tilt-adjustable as well. The LiveWire has Bluetooth connectivity for use with a smartphone and a wireless headset through the touchscreen. LiveWire also gets 5 riding modes, which are Road, Rain, Range, and Sport. While the other three are self-explanatory, the 'range' mode is where the motorcycle keeps the throttle inputs controlled and brake regeneration at its highest so as to gain maximum range from the battery.

This article was originally published by CarAndBike.
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