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Harley-Davidson’s Next Electric Motorcycle is the LiveWire One

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by Dennis Chung from https://www.motorcycle.com

Motorcycle.com can confirm that the first LiveWire-branded electric motorcycle from Harley-Davidson will be called the LiveWire One. The information comes to us via Vehicle Identification Number deciphering information Harley-Davidson submitted to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We expect the 2021 LiveWire One will be revealed on July 8. [Updated with some clarity about the claimed horsepower output]

The VIN filing confirms that the LiveWire One will claim a peak output of 101 bhp (that’s brake horsepower). By comparison, the 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire (which we’ll henceforth call by its model code, “ELW”, to avoid confusion) was previously listed in VIN filings at 70 bhp. We believe this was the measured continuous output rather than a peak output, which Harley-Davidson has claimed to be 105 hp. As we previously reported, Australian certification documents suggest the 2021 ELW will see its peak power drop from 105 hp to 101 hp, matching what the VIN filing indicates.

The LiveWire One will go by the model code LW1, and the internal vehicle code “XB”, making it distinct from the ELW and its internal vehicle code “XA”, and further confirming its status as Harley-Davidson’s second electric motorcycle. The VIN information also confirms the LiveWire One will be considered a 2021 model.

In retrospect, the LiveWire One name doesn’t come as a real surprise. The company’s first ever motorcycle was called the Model 1, and Harley-Davidson went back to that theme for its Serial 1 electric bicycle brand. Interestingly, “One” is spelled out for the LiveWire instead of being a number.

Apart from the name and its claimed brake horsepower output, we don’t know very much about the LiveWire One. The name may suggest something more classically styled, but on the other hand, one of the reasons for spinning off LiveWire into its own brand is to create some separation from Harley-Davidson’s heritage.

Harley-Davidson previously stated it would reveal the first LiveWire-branded model on July 8. The bike was supposed to make its first public debut on July 9 at the International Motorcycle Show at FivePoint Amphitheater Irvine, Calif., but the venue has since pulled out, deciding to only host musical concerts through 2021. Harley-Davidson hasn’t announced an alternate date, but we suspect the LiveWire One will be at the next IMS stop, July 16-18 in Sonoma, Calif.

Victory Motorcycles And Slingshot At The International Motorcycle Show

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Victory Motorcycles and the PolarisSlingshot set to launch the 2016-2017 ProgressiveInternational Motorcycle Show(IMS) series by roaring into Long Beach, Calif., November 18-20, with the entire line of Victory motorcycles, Slingshot roadsters, a custom bike display, new parts & accessories, a bike give-away, demo rides and much more.

The entire line of 2017 Victory motorcycles, including the all-new Victory Octane and best-selling Victory Cross Countrymodels, will be on display at the show alongside the new 2017 Polaris Slingshot, Slingshot SL and Slingshot SLR.

Attendees will be able to meet Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita and check out the Victory Cross Country Tour he used this summer to set a new world endurance record by riding 62,000 miles over six continents in 72 days, see the gear that helped the Victory Project 156 and Empulse RR race bikes conquer the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, inspect a custom Slingshotcreated for Kid Rock, enter a sweepstakes to win a Victory Magnum, and receive a special coupon good for a one-year extended warranty on a motorcycle purchased at participating dealers.

Already the owner of a Victory motorcycle? Show your key and/or a picture of your ride to receive a special gift.

Outside, IMS attendees will have a chance to experience true modern American muscle by riding the entire line of 2017 Victory motorcycles, including the new VictoryOctanecruiser, Victory Magnumbagger, Victory Cross Country Tourand electric Victory EmpulseTT. Demo rides take place from 9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday in the Long Beach Convention Center parking lot. All riders must present a valid motorcycle endorsement. Riders and passengers must be 18 or older and wear proper riding attire that includes a DOT approved helmet, closed-toe shoes, long pants and eye protection.

Off-site, Victory and Slingshot will be supporting the Beautiful Bikers Conference, a celebration of women who love the ride, which takes place at the Courtyard Marriott Long Beach concurrent to the motorcycle show. On Friday Nov. 18, registration runs 12pm – 4pm, followed by The Ground Pounders Block Party from 5pm – 8pm. On Saturday Nov. 19, attendees break out into sessions (Long Distance Riding, Adventure Riding, Beginning Riding & Accessorizing Your Ride) from 9am – 12pm, view a Ride the Runway fashion show from 3pm – 4pm, and enjoy the Beautiful Bikers Awards from 4pm – 7pm. Finally, from 9am – 1pm on Sunday Nov. 20, attendees may participate in the Beautiful Bikers Ride, picnic and photo shoot.

“Victory Motorcycles has earned its place in the motorcycle world with a commitment to performance and quality,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “For the first time we are combining our Victory display space with Polaris’ Slingshot brand, and I know we have something for enthusiasts looking for exhilaration.”

IMS Long Beach takes place Nov. 18-20 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Doors open 3pm Friday, 9:30am Saturday and 10am Sunday. Ticket prices are $16 for Adults and free for children ages 11 and under.