VIDEO: Harley-Davidson LiveWire Hits The Drag Strip

By bikersreportnewsfeeds on

By Chase Hadden

Silence at the Drag Strip

Many riders summarize their first EV motorcycle riding experience with something along the lines of “it’s like a slingshot” or, “the power is instant and never-ending”. This makes them a deadly track weapon (take MotoE – electric motorcycle circuit racing – for example) due to the wickedly high levels of torque giving you the ability to return to full speed quickly after exiting a corner.

Do you know what else is like a slingshot? Drag racing; it is an important and historical American pass-time that has blossomed into a full-blown motorsport in itself. The only thing more American than owning a 900 horsepower Chevy Malibu is the act of sending it in a straight line down the strip for some blistering 1/4 mile timeslips.

Just like how Tesla’s electric cars have been dominating the supercar 0-60 numbers, the Harley-Davidson Livewire dominates the 0-60 times in the motorcycle world with it being a tenth of a second faster than the Kawasaki H1 (a $33,000 superbike).

Harley-Davidson has recognized the insane straight-line performance of the LiveWire and decided to take it to the drag strip to showcase the potential their technology has in the world of straight-line speeds. The brand has partnered with their 10-time championship-winning Vance & Hines drag racing team (H-D Screamin’ Eagle) to bring us this ‘Science of Speed‘ video featuring team member Angelle Sampey, who recently broke some drag records using the LiveWire last month; namely feastest 1/4 mile drag for a production motorcycle (highest top speed, as well).

The post VIDEO: Harley-Davidson LiveWire Hits The Drag Strip appeared first on webBikeWorld.

…read more

Source:: VIDEO: Harley-Davidson LiveWire Hits The Drag Strip


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *