The Harley-Davidson Livewire™ comes equipped with ride-enhancing technology

POSTED: 15/08/2019

The new Livewire™ brings your experience to a new height in a completely different style for Harley-Davidson® fans, pushing the limit even further with an arsenal of ride-enhancing technology. Accompanying the thrilling performance of the Livewire, these technologies flawlessly integrate with you and your bike to make each ride as personalised and prepared for how you want to ride it - with all your preferences saved for you.

H-D™ Connect Cellular Connectivity

Enabling riders to connect directly to their machine, the H-D Connect service is a free app available across iOS and Android devices making it accessible and easy to use to keep a track on the health and status of your pride and joy. The app utilizes a telematics control unit on the motorcycle, connecting to your motorcycle to the cloud. Check key status information such as battery charge status, available range, time to full charge etc - without even being near the motorcycle.

The app also enables use of tamper and stolen vehicle alerts, ensuring that your bike is safe and secure no matter where you need to be away from it. You'll have a live map and GPS of your machine, knowing where you parked it. If anything was to interact with your machine, tampering, bumping or moving your machine, you'll be alerted immediately, then if the machine moves out of the geo-fenced area, you'll be alerted and given time to contact authorities.

Aside from that, you'll also be given service reminders, allowing you to stay on top of your required maintenance, making sure your ride stays up to date to dominate the road without interruption. You can find charging stations through the app too, so your journey's don't have to end before you're ready to return home.

Color Touchscreen

A ride that leads the pack and leaves competition behind in your dust requires to read the road with great confidence and thanks to the 4.3-inch color TFT touchscreen display, the information you need is delivered to you with incredible clarity, speed and made easy to read. Tilt-adjustable, auto-adjusting brightness and easy-to-use handlebar controls when riding, you're guaranteed the clarity you need.

Permanently on display are the speedometer, range, high-voltage battery status as required by law, but you can customize your screen with widgets to ensure the information you need is on offer when you need it. Personalise and choose from a power meter, ride mode indicator, charging status, alert information (e.g. turn signals, ABS active, traction control) and more.

Reflex™ Defensive Rider Systems

The RDRS systems activate when riding to match your motorcycles performance to the available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking. Aiding how you control your ride through turns and when unleashing your power on straights, the systems are there as a comfortable support to make adverse conditions less intimidating, enabling you to keep your confidence high. 

Utilizing the very latest chassis, brake and powertrain control technology, your ride takes the lead and remains ahead. Cornering Enhanced Antilock Braking System (C-ABS), Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System (C-TCS), Front-Wheel Lift Mitigation and Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS) all work together in harmony, making your ride even smoother, easier and more enjoyable. 

Ride Modes

With seven selectable rider modes at your fingertips, the incredible performance of the Livewire™ is customisable ensuring that you ride how you want, when you want. Using the MODE Switch on the right-hand controls, as your mood changes, as the situation changes, so does your ride with the flick of a switch. Choose between the following modes:

Sport: Unleashing the full potential of the Livewire™, the Sport mode spares no expense in thrilling you through and incredibly sharp and direct response when you twist the throttle. Traction control hits the lowest level of intervention, while the regenerative braking system offers a significant off-throttle braking effect. This mode is truly the most visceral and raw experience of the road you can have on the Livewire™.

Road: A balanced and manageable performance for when you want to hit the city streets and enjoyable and capable, still-thrilling ride while being more humble. Mixing the intuitive ABS and traction control technologies in, you'll experience more peace of mind. As you ride in road mode, you'll experience a feel closer to an internal combustion engine.

Range: The smoothest available response, giving a nice and progressive throttle for an easy ride. A high level of regeneration accompanies this mode, giving the longest available riding distance out of a battery charge.

Rain: Restrained acceleration and limited regeneration ensure that your motorcycle remains under your control throughout harsher conditions, while the electronics intervene more with rider input to ensure that you can feel more confidence, including those starting out. The rain mode serves a good introductory mode to get a feel for the throttle response.

Custom modes: Want a rider setup made for you? There's three profiles available to customize, allowing you to make the perfect setup for you, mixing and matching the intervention levels of selected electronics, the power level, regeneration and more, from levels of 0 through to 100 percent. The choice is yours, how would you ride your Livewire™

With all that being said, the Livewire™ is set to arrive shortly and we're sure it won't be long before excited Harley fans arrive at our door looking to secure theirs. If you're interested in conquering the road on a new electric Livewire™, register your interest and make sure that you're one of the first out on the road aboard one. You won't want to miss it.