21 Jul '14, 9pm
Harley, Yamaha Breaking Their Motorcycle Mold with Electric Models
PHOTO CAPTION: Yamaha's PES1 electric street bike concept debuted at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Show. Tweet Harley, Yamaha Breaking Their Motorcycle Mold with Electric Models Iconic motorcycle makers, one Japanese, the other USA-based are developing their own electric mtoorcycles. Published: 11-Jul-2014 What sounds like a jet engine, goes from zero to 60 in four seconds, and uses 220 VAC for fuel? It's the new LiveWire electric bike, now under development by the iconic American motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG ) . Instead of sipping gasoline, a regenerative electric motor will rely on the flow of electrons from a lithium-ion battery, similar technology to what are in the 787 Dreamliner aircraft and many electric cars today. The new bike is not yet on the market, and so far Harley is only planning a barnstorming tour to show off a prototype at dealerships around the cou...