The upcoming middleweight LiveWire Del Mar is Harley-Davidson’s latest development in their electric line-up
Harley-Davidson layout their coming milestones for the LiveWire brand, with a new middleweight bike, (possibly) dubbed “Del Mar”. LiveWire was to become a separate brand of electric motorcycles when it is spun off, then launched its LiveWire ONE.
On the launch, the price was brought down to $21,999 before tax credits. But even when first announcing the LiveWire one the company revealed upcoming lightweight models will soon follow.
Right at the end of 2021, LiveWire announced plans to go public in the first half of 2022 via a SPAC (special purpose acquisition merger) — to increase growth and power the brand’s drive into the next phase of development electric motorcycle. At least the first phases of those developments seem to be coming, fast.
The coming model will be a lighter, but still a middleweight model application, only partly revealed in image rendering of the frame and components with hints to the design.
In an investor presentation, the company reveals how the LiveWire S2 models will be next to come, and these will be based on the “Arrow” architecture, followed by S3 phase of light vehicles based on a scaled-down modification of the Arrow architecture, which will be done in partnership with KYMCO.
The S4 will be a phase where LiveWire comes back to visit the heavyweight class electric motorcycles with improved technologies.
“Harley-Davidson delivered a strong finish to the year, in which we have seen proof points on all elements of our Hardwire Strategy,”
“Looking ahead, we are fully committed to achieving our long-term Hardwire Strategy, as the most desirable motorcycle brand and company in the world.”Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO, Harley-Davidson.
As we have seen before, Harley-Davidson is quite focused on their five-year plan to electrify multiple classes of bikes, and offer a complete and comprehensive line up of electric motorcycles and bikes under the LiveWire brand.