Harley-Davidson Livewire Sets World Records – Roadracing World Magazine



Angelle Sampey and LiveWire Model Set ET Records for Production Electric Motorcycle

MILWAUKEE (September 10, 2020) – A Harley-Davidson® LiveWire® motorcycle set all-new elapsed time and top speed records by an electric production motorcycle on a drag course on September 4. Harley-Davidson â„¢ Screamin ‘Eagle â„¢ / Vance & Hines rider and three-time Pro Stock motorcycle champion, Angelle Sampey stepped off her Harley-Davidson FXDR â„¢ Pro Stock competition motorcycle to ride the LiveWire motorcycle and capture world records on the quarter and eighth of a mile, covering the distance of the eighth mile in 7.017 seconds and the full quarter mile in just 11.156 seconds at 110.35 mph. The maximum speed of the LiveWire 2020 motorcycle is limited to 110 mph.

The records were set during Denso Spark Plugs NHRA US Nationals shows at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. This is another great achievement in a bold future in Harley-Davidson’s quest to lead the electrification of motorcycles.

“Let me tell you what’s amazing,” Sampey said. “It was my first time running LiveWire.” Sampey said, “I couldn’t wait to get him on track. The LiveWire is so easy to fly. Just turn the throttle and go, and go! “

Sampey and his Harley-Davidson Screamin ‘Eagle / Vance & Hines teammates Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec have completed a number of head-to-head drag races on original LiveWire models, with Sampey posting the fastest times. fast. Sampey is the most successful woman in motorsport history with three Pro Stock motorcycle championships (2000-2002) and 43 Pro Stock motorcycle victories.

The Harley-Davidson LiveWire Motorcycle is an all-new all-electric model designed to provide riders with an exciting, high-performance riding experience infused with a new level of technology and the premium look and feel of a product. Harley-Davidson. The LiveWire motorcycle is able to accelerate quickly with a simple twist of the throttle – no clutch or gear change required.

As Sampey proved to Indy, the instant torque provided by the HD Revelation â„¢ powertrain delivers exhilarating acceleration from a standstill; The LiveWire motorcycle can go from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 100 km / h) in 3.0 seconds and from 60 to 80 mph (100 to 129 km / h) in 1.9 seconds. Since maximum torque is always available, rolling acceleration for shifting to any gear is exceptional. An optimized center of gravity, a stiff aluminum frame and premium adjustable suspension components give the LiveWire motorcycle dynamic handling. With up to 146 miles of range *, performance is optimized for the urban street rider.

The HD Revelation â„¢ electric powertrain produces minimal vibration, very little heat and minimal sound, which improves rider comfort and creates a unique driving experience, even on the drag strip.

Licensed riders can try out the LiveWire motorcycle for free at select authorized LiveWire Harley-Davidson® dealers in the United States, Australia, Canada, and most European countries.

* Runtime estimates are provided in accordance with the SAE J2982 runtime test procedure and are based on the expected performance of a fully charged battery when used under specified conditions. Actual range will vary depending on driving habits, ambient weather and equipment conditions.

About Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Our vision: Build our legend and lead our industry through innovation, evolution and emotion. Our mission: More than building machines, we stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has defined motorcycle culture with a growing line of cutting-edge, distinctive and customizable motorcycles, in addition to exceptional riding experiences and motorcycle accessories, gear and apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services offers financing, insurance and other programs to help Harley-Davidson riders get on the road. Learn more at www.harley-davidson.com.


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