Harley-Davidson

  • Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle

    Update, 3/7/19: Harley-Davidson announced a longer range estimate for the LiveWire at the Geneva auto show in March, which this story has been updated to reflect. A chief electric motorcycle competitor, Zero, had just released the SR/F, with 160 miles of range and fast onboard charging. Forget loud pipes, the latest Harley-Davidson hums decisively as the rider cranks the accelerator grip. The iconic American motorcycle company has teased its efforts to develop an electric motorcycle for several years. Now it has committed to an on-sale date and price for its long-awaited LiveWire. On its...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3
    Peak gas-engine, Nissan Leaf, Tesla sales, electric Cadillacs and Harleys: The Week in Reverse

    What company will sell and manage installation of home chargers for new Audi e-tron electric models? Which engines were involved in the latest diesel emissions settlement? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Jan. 11, 2018...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
    Tesla news, VW pricing, electric Harley, and Best Car To Buy: The Week in Reverse

    Who will fill the role of Tesla's chairman to replace Elon Musk? Which cars made the list of finalists for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy for 2019? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Nov. 9, 2018. Toyota teased an...

  • Ares Tesla Model S convertible
    New Tesla chairwoman, Model 3 contender; electric Harley-Davidson: Today's Car News

    Tesla announced a new chairwoman to replace Elon Musk in a settlement with the SEC. Harley-Davidson commits to building its electric Livewire motorcycle. Nissan shows off a rescue truck with two Nissan Leaf batteries for backup power. And we consider the Tesla Model 3 as a contender for our 2019...

  • Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle
    Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle to go into production

    Back in 2014, Harley-Davidson made a lot of noise about its silent electric Livewire motorcycle concept. But the company's been mum ever since about whether it ever planned to build it—until now. At the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, on Wednesday, the company finally announced...

  • 2018 Zero SR electric motorcycle
    2018 electric motorcycle buyers guide

    The variety of electric motorcycles on the market has increased dramatically in 2018, and we've seen some significant price drops by two competitive brands. Both Alta Motors and Energica cut the prices of their bikes significantly, bringing them closer to being cost-competitive with their...

  • Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle concept at 2014 New York Internatoinal Motorcycle Show

    Harley-Davidson said on Thursday that it had “made an equity investment in Alta Motors and that the two companies will collaborate on electric motorcycle technology and new product development.” The announcement comes on the heels of the news that Harley-Davidson has applied for a trademark on the name “H-D Revelation”. Harley recently announced it will make its first production electric motorcycle in 2019, after it spent two years touring 40 electric LiveWire motorcycles around the U.S. and Europe for test rides. DON'T MISS: Harley Davidson to offer electric...

  • Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle in The Avengers movie
    Harley Davidson to offer electric motorcycle within 18 months, says CEO

    Harley Davidson president and CEO Matt Levatitch said Tuesday an electric motorcycle “is an active project we’re preparing to bring to market in 18 months.” Clearly the its Livewire Project, shown in the U.S. in 2014 and Europe in 2015, gave Harley the positive feedback it needed...

  • Energica Eva electric motorcycle test ride, San Francisco Bay Area
    2017 electric motorcycle buyers guide

    Electric motorcycles have seen a year of growth and challenges, both reflected in the offerings for 2017. Zero continues to push for its lineup to have more power, greater range, and lower prices, while new entries from Alta Motors and Energica expand available offerings. The demise of Victory...

  • 2016 Harley-Davidson Softtail Slim S by Ed Tahaney
    Harleys with no emission controls: a much bigger problem than you know?

    Harley-Davidson owners are highly likely to remove emissions controls from motorcycles, one group claims.

  • Harley-Davidson Street 750 by Alvin Dharmawan
    Harley-Davidson actually sold emission defeat devices itself; will pay $12 million fine

    Harley-Davidson settled with the government over the sale of devices that increase emissions.

  • 2016 Zero electric motorcycle range
    2016 Electric Motorcycle Buyers Guide

    The electric motorcycle industry continues to mature as Zero Motorcycles leads the way with the highest sales and most models. Zero added two new bikes to its lineup for 2016, and its prices have come down while performance has gone up. Several established manufacturers gave us a glimpse of their...

  • Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle concept at 2014 New York Internatoinal Motorcycle Show

    Motorcycle shows are exciting displays of the latest technology and developments in two-wheeled transport. But while the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in NYC has been a showcase for electric motorcycles over the past few years, there was but a single electric two-wheeler on the floor this year. Last summer, Harley-Davidson made a huge splash by touring about 40 Livewire electric concept bikes around the country for test rides. At the show, the Harley display included samples of all of their conventional models around the Livewire as the centerpiece. DON'T MISS: Harley-Davidson...

  • Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle concept, test ride event, July 2014 [photo: Ben Rich]
    Riding The Harley-Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorcycle: News Video

    Harley-Davidson may be the most traditional of motorcycle makers. But it's now taken a huge leap into a greener future with its LiveWire electric motorcycle concept. Recently, our writer Ben Rich rode it--and reported on what it's like. This is Green Car Reports' video news for the week of July 28...

  • Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle concept, test ride event, July 2014 [photo: Ben Rich]
    Harley-Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle Concept: Test Ride

    The Harley-Davidson Project Livewire electric motorcycle concept has been blazing across the country, with demonstration rides offered to owners and fans on no fewer than 40 concept bikes. Now we've ridden it, and we can weigh in: The Livewire motorcycle looks great, accelerates hard, and rides...

  • 'ToyoHog' Harley-Davidson-powered Toyota Prius on eBay
    Always Wanted A Harley-Davidson-Powered Prius? You're In Luck!

    It's fair to say most Toyota Prius owners are probably quite happy with their cars. Sure, they aren't the quickest vehicles on the road, and plug-in cars use even less gas. But they're quiet, efficient and easy to drive. It might not have crossed many owners' minds to swap the clean-burning...