Harley-Davidson made waves last year when it previewed its all-electric motorcycle, called the LiveWire. At CES, Harley gave us a delivery date and price: August 2019, starting at $29,799. The LiveWire targets a new demographic of motorcycle riders, one that appreciates a quiet machine for urban street riding that runs clean. It isn't manual either, meaning no clutch or gear-shifting to accelerate. This is the first in a new generation of bikes.
The LiveWire™ model is equipped with an Electronic Chassis Control (ECC) system. The separate functions of ECC work together to give the rider more confidence and control in less-than-ideal situations. The Electronic Chassis Control (ECC) system manages cornering-enhanced Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS) and Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS) by modulating torque available at the rear wheel. It combines electronic controls and hydraulics where required, utilizing the latest six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) and ABS sensor technology.