Harley-Davidson Builds First Electric Motorcycle – 20 June 2014

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Not only is Harley-Davidson’s newest bike not available on the market yet — the company will start touring a dozen prototypes around the United States next week — but it’s also the first bike from the iconic American company that runs entirely on electrical power.

“As a company, we have always been about strength and freedom and power,” Matthew Levatich, Harley-Davidson’s president and chief operating officer, told the Chicago Tribune during a recent showing of his company’s new LiveWire motorcycle. “So it’s really a question of ‘why not?’ instead of ‘why?’ This isn’t some sort of ploy for us. This is real.”

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