UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The American company Harley-Davidson has announced a line of electric bicycles. Judging by the images of the prototype, the series will consist of three models: two with an open frame and one with a closed one. All of them are of the urban type, writes Electrek.
The bikes will combine an electric motor or pedal drive. The battery does not have much space, so users will most likely have to rely mainly on leg strength.
On the steering wheel of bikes – there is only one brake lever, which is not typical for electric bikes. From this we can assume that Harley-Davidson is going to be one of the first to release a model with a foot brake, or to equip it with a hydraulic brake system.
The company called the images of electric bicycles “future concepts.” “Model prototypes are shown. The possibilities of production models may vary. They are not yet available for sale,” said Harley-Davidson representatives.
Sales of a brand with a 116-year history continue to fall, so the legendary manufacturer of heavy motorcycles seeks to develop new markets. In the fall of 2019, sales of LiveWire, the first all-electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle, should begin in North America and Western Europe . It will be possible to charge from a conventional household outlet through a power cord stored under the seat.
Harley-Davidson is also working on urban-type scooters, for the management of which you do not need a driver’s license . Managing these “Harleys” should be very simple: they do not have a clutch, and the battery can be pulled out by hand and replaced with a charged one.
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