2021 LiveWire One Thrills Like Only an Electric Motorcycle Can | MotorBiscuit

The Serial 1 e-bikes aren’t the only new two-wheeled EVs Harley-Davidson is releasing in 2021. This year, Harley-Davidson also has an updated version of its sole electric motorcycle, the LiveWire. Only now, because LiveWire is technically a sub-brand, it has a new name: the LiveWire One. Recently, I got to ride it at the 2021 International Motorcycle Show in Chicago. And in the process, I experienced that riding an electric motorcycle brings some distinct delights.

What makes the 2021 LiveWire One different than the 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire?

2021 LiveWire One side view | Matthew Skwarczek, MotorBiscuit
Spec 2021 LiveWire One 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire
Power 105 hp 105 hp
Torque 86 lb-ft 86 lb-ft
Final drive Belt Belt
0-60 mph time 3.0 seconds 3.12 seconds (Cycle World)
Claimed city range 146 miles 146 miles
Front suspension Fully-adjustable Showa SFF-BP inverted fork Fully-adjustable Showa SFF-BP inverted fork
Rear suspension Fully-adjustable Showa BFRC mono-shock Fully-adjustable Showa BFRC mono-shock
Curb weight 562 lb 549 lb
Starting price $21,999 $29,799

At first glance, the 2021 LiveWire One looks almost identical to the 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire. They have the same horsepower, torque, claimed range, and roughly identical 0-60 mph times. Both electric Harley motorcycles also have the same 45° maximum lean angle. And like the ‘original’ LiveWire, the 2021 One has a 110-mph top speed.

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