We’ve been ready for nicely over a yr, however we’ve lastly gotten the total specs on the upcoming LiveWire S2 Del Mar electric motorcycle. The nascent electrical bike firm, spun out of the legacy bike producer Harley-Davidson’s personal inner e-motorcycle growth, has simply revealed the brand new bike’s full specs to the general public.
We already had restricted details about the upcoming bike, together with that LiveWire was focusing on an influence score of round 80 horsepower (60 kW) and a metropolis vary of roughly 100 miles (160 km). The S2 Del Mar was additionally stated to function a 0-60 mph time of round 3.1 seconds.
Now with the total spec record in hand, we are able to verify that the true figures are literally much more spectacular.
The ultimate horsepower determine seems to be 84 hp (63 kW). The bike will even put out 194 ft-lb of torque, or 263 newton-meters. The 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration shaved 0.1 seconds off the unique estimate, touchdown at a fair 3.0 seconds. And if riders keep that twist of the wrist, the bike will prime out at 103 mph (166 km/h).
The 436 lb (198 kg) bike’s metropolis vary additionally bought a lift, rising to 113 miles (181 km). Freeway vary at 55 mph (88 km/h) drops to 70 miles (113 km). Using even sooner at a sustained 70 mph (113 km/h) will additional scale back the vary to 43 miles (69 km).
The bike’s battery was revealed to have a capability of 10.5 kWh, which additionally occurs to be nearly bang on what I guessed primarily based by myself check driving final yr.
Utilizing the LiveWire S2 Del Mar’s J1772 plug will cost the battery from 20-80% in 1.3 hours on a Stage 2 cost, or from 0-100% in 2.4 hours. Utilizing a Stage 1 connection (charging from a typical dwelling electrical outlet) will web the identical lead to 5.9 hours or 8.4 hours, respectively.
The upcoming electrical bike makes use of a modular forged aluminum body, although the ARROW structure implies that the “body” is usually changed by the battery field itself.
The bike will embrace a forged aluminum swingarm, Brembo Monobloc brakes, Showa suspension, 10-spoke forged aluminum 19″ wheels, 4-inch spherical TFT show for gauges, USB-C charging for equipment, and assist LiveWire’s app for extra options equivalent to navigation and over-the-air updates. The bike features a 2-year limitless guarantee and 5-year guarantee on the battery.
Having check rode the unique prototype bike final yr, I wrote that “first you journey it, then you definately need to purchase it.” That’s precisely what I did, and I’m excited to quickly be receiving my very own LiveWire S2 Del Mar LE. When precisely that might be remains to be a bit unclear because the supply state has been slowly walked again a couple of instances, however it seems like deliveries are fairly darn shut.
The S2 Del Mar will come at a vital juncture for LiveWire, and is essentially seen because the bike that can assist resolve the corporate’s destiny. The LiveWire One, which is the model’s present flagship bike, has been acquired vital acclaim however carries a reasonably excessive $23,000 barrier to entry. That has priced out a lot of the youthful city crowd which are getting into the electrical bike market with out the identical type of a long time lengthy endearment held by Harley-Davidson’s present buyer base.
When Harley spun out LiveWire as its personal electrical bike model, it did so to provide the corporate room to face by itself two electrical toes. And with a worth level of simply $15,499, the LiveWire S2 Del Mar will doubtless show to be extra engaging to a wider city viewers.
That city viewers is vital, because the 113 mile metropolis vary is a transparent indication that this isn’t a touring bike. To be truthful, the S2 Del Mar’s battery is simply 32% smaller than the LiveWire One’s battery, and a easy public charging station can get the battery a majority of the best way charged in underneath an hour, however nobody expects to this bike for use for lengthy distance driving. As a substitute, the S2 Del Mar is predicted to carry excessive efficiency to the commuter bike market. There’s no different electrical car on the highway that may do 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds at this worth, and even shut. And so for people who desire a highly effective, quick and enjoyable electrical bike, however don’t need to spend the $25-$30k that these forms of bikes normally price, the S2 Del Mar is poised to provide it to them.
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