“Harley-Davidson’s Electric Bicycle Leaks Unveil Exciting New Details!”

“Harley-Davidson’s Electric Bicycle Leaks Unveil Exciting New Details!”

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Harley-Davidson’s upcoming electric bicycles have been a topic of interest for a while, but little has been revealed about the specifics of these vehicles. However, an employee from a Harley-Davidson dealership recently provided new information that sheds some light on what the company is planning. According to the source, Harley-Davidson is planning to offer a range of e-bike speed classes that cater to different markets. In Europe, the company will produce a lower-power e-bike that has a top speed of just 25 km/h, while the bike model in the US will have a slightly higher 32 km/h top speed. Harley-Davidson will also produce higher-speed electric bikes up to 45 km/h for the US market. The bikes are expected to cost between $2,500 to $5,000 and will have two brake levers, despite initial press photos showing only one. However, there is some confusion around the speed of the bikes, with an internal communication intended to prepare dealers for the new electric bikes suggesting that Harley-Davidson will only pursue Class 1 pedal-assist eBicycles.

While it is exciting to see Harley-Davidson entering the electric bicycle market, concerns have been raised about the potentially high prices of the bikes. At $2,500-$5,000, these e-bikes are well above what many other models currently cost in the US. Nevertheless, Harley-Davidson’s brand name, local sales and support network, and potential US manufacturing could still make the company’s e-bikes compelling options for consumers. Additionally, the use of high-end components like mid-drive motors, hydraulic disc brakes, internally geared rear hubs, and belt drive may mean that the bikes are priced competitively against other comparably spec’d e-bikes. Another concern is whether all of the bikes will be limited to Class 1 speeds of just 20 mph. Many experts, including the writer, believe that faster electric bicycles are actually safer and more practical. Given Harley-Davidson’s reputation for creating powerful products, it would be surprising if the company didn’t come out with a fast Class 3 e-bike. Despite these uncertainties, it is clear that Harley-Davidson is making progress on its e-bike designs and is already working to prepare dealers for the launch.

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