You would be forgiven if, in the memory of this year's Consumer Electronics Show, had lost two small new ideas from one of the oldest companies around. (I was sure!) When announcing the final price for its first electric motorcycle, LiveWire, Harley-Davidson also argued two concepts: electric mountain bike thing, and a electric scooter sitting, which is really the company's most exciting idea yet.
Concepts looked pretty in pictures, but last week Harley-Davidson came off on a few prototype versions working in Aspen, Colorado during the Winter X Games and let some of the people be an instrument for them.
The bike looks fun, but electric bikes are dozens of nothing. The landing will help to discriminate with the literal hundreds of other people already available, and the recognition of the name of Harley-Davidson could help the company take advantage of more market segments than others should follow this as a commercial product.
The scooter, however, looks beautiful! Yes all right reminiscents of the electric mopeds that the Lithium Cycles started have been for a few years, but with the type of gloss that a large company with lots of resources can achieve. (At least the press photos. The Harley-Davidson prototype brought to Aspen is much more gnarly, with open wires and inaccurate materials.)
Lithium Cycles & Super 39 is one of the most fun things I've ridden over the past few years, and in fact it's what allows me to get a motorcycle license. Since then, I've tried electric motorcycles from Zero, and even drove the C-Evolution BMW motorcycle hybrid. I'm excited to see Harley-Davidson finally realize his year-electric electric motorcycle project with LiveWire. But I – like many other people – I am not too cycling at the price price of almost $ 30,000!
Probably, this scooter would be much more affordable. It would also be much closer than a motorcycle! Scooters of all shapes and sizes are worked for city transport infrastructure worldwide (to different effect, to be fair) and something like the Harley-Davidson concept could continue if the company went on tracking that. He has a style, he looks like a ton of fun to ride, and again – I will not guess here – it will not cost $ 30,000. It may not turn around the company's flaming business, but it's a more exciting idea than another motorcycle.