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The Electric Suicide of Harley-Davidson – EPautos – Libertarian Car Talk

Posted by M. C. on November 14, 2018

Even if you don’t ride an electric bike, you’ll still be forced to buy one  . . . for someone else.

Just like Teslas.

https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2018/11/13/the-electric-suicide-of-harley-davidson/

By eric

Imagine a Harley that doesn’t vibrate. No bark through the straight pipes when you push the starter button. No nothing through the pipes – which aren’t there anymore.

There is no starter button.

Just an On/Off switch.

No shifter, either. Because no gears.

All that remains is the “Harley” name on the tank – which isn’t one because it will never be used to store any gas. Might as well paint it on the side of your toaster.

Welcome to the 2019 LiveWire – Harley’s first electric motorcycle. The first of a whole line of them – intended to be ready by 2025.

They’re betting the future of the company on it.

If you have any Harley stock, better unload it.

Quickly.

Because an electric Harley is as silly as juice-bar speakeasy. It runs counter to the point.

People buy motorcycles – and especially Harley motorcycles – because they make that sound.

And also because of the smells – of gas and oil – which attend those sounds. Without which you’ve got what amounts to  alcohol-free beer.

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