In stark contrast to the bold and majestic Harley-Davidson identity, this new lightweight electric concept amalgamates the street motorcycle and the ATB mountain bike.
The H-D creation looks like a ‘mountain bike without pedals’, but you get an actual glimpse of the cool factor in the video.
- Harley is rumoured to be ready with a lightweight electric concept, as videos surfaced of X Games host Jack Mitrani getting a taste of the un-H-D looking bike in downtown Aspen, Switzerland.
- The unique electric concept with no clutch, extremely light weight is targeted at the Gen-Y in global markets with ‘high debt-to-income ratio’.
- Form-wise, it will rival Ducati’s MIGG-RR electric mountain bike, Yamaha power-assist bikes, and the hybrid Kalk.
- The bike will also appeal to the urban population due to its zippy ability and manoeuvring ability in tight corners.
- The bike borrows belt drive, electric motor, and premium suspension from motorcycles and a lightweight frame, slim form factor, and wheels of a MTB bicycle.
- Add to that, a rider will not need a license plate and its light weight and easy operation will attract first-time riders.
- As per Harley, these bikes will come with ‘removable, single-hand-carry battery packs’ which will help you re-energize your bike at a power outlet in your home.
- Harley has promised that such models will be priced at the lower end of thousand dollars which it hopes will remove identity barriers and attract a new genre of riders for H-D.