Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire unveils more affordable Del Mar electric motorcycle, teases 3rd model

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Harley-Davidson’s electrical statement LiveWire conscionable announced its 2nd electrical motorcycle model, known arsenic the Del Mar. The motorcycle is simply a middleweight people motorcycle designed to beryllium much affordable to a younger lawsuit base.

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The Del Mar is built connected the ARROW architecture that we antecedently caught glimpses of successful plan documents.

ARROW is LiveWire’s patented level that volition service arsenic a modular instauration for aggregate caller electrical motorcycle models, including the Del Mar unveiled today.

It features a structural artillery lawsuit that virtually replaces a accepted motorcycle frame. Other cardinal components specified arsenic the inverter, controller hardware, and onboard charger person been integrated into a azygous portion and mounted to the extracurricular of the structural battery. That charger supports Level 1 and Level 2 charging but not DC accelerated charging.

The artillery uses 21700-format artillery cells wrong of the structural battalion to trim wide strategy wide and replaces the request for a redundant frame.

The Del Mar’s electrical centrifugal uses a nonstop thrust setup alternatively of the blase yet analyzable Revelation centrifugal developed for the LiveWire One.

That electrical centrifugal is rated for 80 hp (60 kW), coming successful astatine astir 20% little powerfulness than the LiveWire One. With a curb value of 420 lb (190 kg), the Del Mar volition beryllium astir 25% lighter than the LiveWire One. That helps the motorcycle clasp awesome performance, specified arsenic a 0-60 mph clip of 3.5 seconds.

The Del Mar targets a metropolis scope of 100 miles (160 km), though we are inactive waiting connected the afloat method details for the artillery to beryllium provided from LiveWire to find the existent artillery capableness and the estimated mileage astatine higher speeds.

LiveWire said that the accumulation mentation of the Del Mar, which volition apt go disposable successful Q2 of 2023, volition people a $15,000 price. The usage of the connection “target” indicates that the terms could inactive alteration slightly.

In the meantime, a radical of 100 Launch Edition Del Mars volition go disposable archetypal with an MSRP of $17,699. The bikes volition beryllium disposable successful either a Jasper Grey colorway (seen below) oregon successful Comet Indigo.

The Del Mar includes built-in GPS and cellular connectivity, which allows for over-the-air updates and the instauration of caller bundle features.

The Del Mar’s powertrain, including artillery pack, is assembled successful Harley-Davidson’s Milwaukee, Wisconsin, factory, portion the full vehicles are assembled successful H-D’s York, Pennsylvania, assembly factory.

Vance Strader, CTO of LiveWire, explained that H-D’s concern with KYMCO would spot the latter’s assembly resources successful Asia leveraged to connection much “competitive pricing” successful the future.

While the Del Mar marks the 2nd electrical motorcycle exemplary from LiveWire, the institution explained that an S3 exemplary was already successful the works. That exemplary volition apt beryllium a lightweight electrical motorcycle with further reduced show that should let a little terms tag arsenic well.

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