By Dennis Chung
Harley-Davidson has removed its electric concept models from the Future Vehicles page on its official website, creating doubt about whether electric bikes – including the LiveWire – remain in the company’s future.
The Future Vehicles page is where Harley-Davidson showcases its upcoming products. The page varies depending on the market, but until recently, the U.S. page listed the Pan America, the Serial 1 electric-assist bicycles, the High Performance Custom model, and Harley-Davidson’s electric concept models. As we were first to report last summer, the Bronx streetfighter had been taken off of this page. At some point in the last month, the electric concepts were also removed.
An archived version of the Future Vehicles page shows the electric concepts as recently as Nov. 26, 2020. Today, they are no longer listed.
The electric scooter concept is still there but all traces of the middleweight motorcycle concept have disappeared from Harley-Davidson’s US site.
The electric scooter concept is still listed on this page but the flat-track-inspired middleweight has disappeared from the U.S. version of the site. The middleweight was also removed from the U.K. version of the page, but in several other markets such as Canada, it is still there. This may change in the next few days, as Harley-Davidson updates its website, but as of this writing, there is no longer any trace of the middleweight electric on the U.S. version of Harley-Davidson’s website.
So, what does this mean? If we consider the U.S. version to be the definitive version of Harley-Davidson’s website, these changes suggest …read more