Harley eBikes

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  1. Baldhead_J

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    (Baldhead_j) Well, if you can't make affordable motorcycles, why not make unaffordable bicycles? I mean, at least the logic is consistent.

    Harley-Davidson offers a sneak peek of its new electric bikes, going on sale in 2020
    But we want to ride them now


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    One of the most hotly anticipated electric bicycles scheduled to be released in 2020 isn’t from a traditional bike manufacturer, or even some new crowdfunding e-bike startup, but from one of the oldest motorcycle companies in the world. We’ve known for a few years now that Harley-Davidson is working on a whole lineup of battery-powered vehicles, including a motorcycle, several pedal-assist bikes, and a scooter-moped concept. This week, the company helped whet our appetites by sending us some pictures so we could get a closer look at the pre-production designs.

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    Harley-Davidson wouldn’t offer up any specs, so we can only speculate on battery size, range, and each model’s potential e-bike class. And still no word from the company as to whether it plans to put its fun-looking electric moped into production, which we first saw earlier this year. (Given the popularity and hype surrounding similar models from Juiced and Lithium Cycle, it would be wise for Harley-Davidson to jump on the bandwagon and put these bad boys on the streets.)

    Meanwhile, the Milwaukee-based company’s production of its electric LiveWire motorcycle is back on track after an unspecified charging defect led to a temporary halt of deliveries. The first customers of the $30,000 LiveWire just started receiving their orders in September.

    Harley-Davidson isn’t alone in jumping on the e-bike bandwagon. General Motors recently started selling its own lineup of e-bikes in Europe, while other automakers focus on electric scooters. In 2023, global sales of e-bikes are forecast to reach approximately 40 million units, according to Statista.com. It’s a sign that batter-powered mobility is quickly becoming a major market worldwide.
     
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    Wow!,....Even the culinary world is getting involved!!!!,.......Do they come with chips???:cool::p:D:rolleyes:;)
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    I see a lot of these electric bikes in the Amish areas of Ohio. I imagine that black one will sell like hot cakes there.
     
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    I thought they did not use electricity?,......
     
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    I think it depends on the Amish community. Most I know are not allowed to have electricity in their home but can have it in a barn or workshop.
    It really confused me the first time I saw an Amish women on a bicycle doing at least 30 uphill.
     
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    These things are made for Levatich's SJW, urban dwelling, Antifa types. Forget those hairy, middle aged guys, they're scary.
     
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    PLease explain to this Burtlander just what that means Gator?
    Ta,.....
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    I see HD CEO Matt Levatich as a Globalist businessman, who is far removed from motorcycles. I think he's trying to cater to the young, environmentalist urbanites and abandoning his base.

    Who knows, maybe he'll make Greta Thunberg Commemorative Edition?
     
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    HOW DARE YOU!!!
     
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    Ok,....now I'm up with the play,....I did know I had seen that Levatich name before,....and ya never know,....maybe he is JUST THE MAN Harley need to wake them up to the fact that they can't sit idle anymore,,......
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    If they can generate it on their own is acceptable......I'm looking at a log home to retire in. Theirs one near @Aargow that runs it's mill on a diesel generator.
    Beautiful craftsmanship!
    Log Homes & Cabins, Floor Plans & Kits | Hochstetler Log Homes
    Businesses are exempt as long as the Church leader blesses it as needed...( I think).
     
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    They'll sell like hotcakes in San Fagshitsco.
     
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    Those are nice looking log homes, @IROQUOIS.
    I think I know Mr. Hochstetler. If it's the same fellow, he also owns a big deer farm call Double H Whitetails.
     
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    I met the guy in 2016 when I visited his mill.
    His name is Levi, very nice gentleman.
     
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    Different Höchstetler. The guy I know is named Ivan
     
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    Hah!,......I get it!,.....Took me two days but I got it in the end!!:cool::p:p:p
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