It’s not new news, but it’s getting more real. HD is bringing an electric motorcycle to the market in about 18 months. If the current specs can be trusted, they do seem a little weak. Range is thought to be around 50 miles, which could suffice for commuters. It’s not inconceivable that we might see improvements in that area as the launch date approaches, but certainly, 100 miles would be a more pleasing figure for riders looking for a weekend cruising machine.
All that said, the current version has a very appealing look. Harley is on the right track…blending some of their classic design elements while bringing cool new tech and updated styling to market. All this is part of HD’s (and the entire motorcycle segment’s) desire to reach out to a younger demographic.