Seems the TV show Long Way Up which used to be done on BMW will be on the new ride LiveWire e-Motorcycle from Harley-Davidson according to Electrek. This season will cover their trials and tribulations on using an electric motorcycle to tour South America, Central America and North America.
Seems this show is following Rivian in testing out the electric bike on a 13,000 mile road trip from the southern tip in Argentina back to America. September 18th is the Premier of this season and will be on Apple TV+.
Intersting is that this also took place at the same time as the Rivian adventure proving that the EV industry is serious about having Auto's and bikes that can get you all over the world on Electricity alone. No gas needed.
Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati was recently on the sideline of the Podium ceremony for the continuation of wins in motor bike racing and this time it was for the electric bike. Ducati has been working with Bologna University to develop and deliver an assortment of electric bikes.
To quote the story that is in italian but your browser could translate it if you want is the following:
The " Moto Student " project is included in the "UniBo Motorsport" program. The Racing Team of the University of Bologna has created a prototype of electric racing bikes (in the gallery photos), entirely designed and built by a group of Engineering students of the University of Bologna, supported by the Ducati Foundation and also followed by technicians of the motor home of Borgo Panigale. The bike made its debut on the Spanish circuit of Aragon (October 2018), winning an exciting podium at its first exit, with the best result in the acceleration test: 0-100 km / h in 3 "85.
Bike makers from the Asian rim to some in Europe have announced 10 year plans for electric bikes, but with the recent announcement by Harley Davidson with their Livewire bike going into production, it seems it pushed Ducati to step up their own time line and make the announcement that we will see e-Ducati very soon as the company gets ready to make a major announcement on this, this year.
What it will look like or be like is the mystery for now and will the company opt for a performance focused speed bike, sport bike or tackle the trails like many start ups in California have chosen to do is an additional mystery.
What we do know is that Ducati is gaining traction in the new e-Bike sport of racing and does have both street and trail bikes in concept form.
Lets get the details out of the way first for the Bike riders.
81 pound-feet of torque
weight 822 lbs
top speed 88 mph
Range 103 miles per charge on the 19.5 kWh battery pack
Recharge time 13 hours on a 110 wall outlet
Now Ural sells bikes here in America and while some here might say what a wimpy electric motor, the electric bike is very fast as the ICE bikes only have 41 HP and 42 lb-ft of torque. So the EV is a big gain over traditional ICE bikes. To quote the CEO, this bike accelerates very quickly from a hard launch for a Ural.
Currently these bikes are being developed here in Washington.
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
June 26, 2013
The Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition has ridden into the sunset.
“We don’t have plans for one at the moment. We’ve got 10 models including a brand-new Limited Model, which was new for 2013. We feel like we’ve got the market really well covered,” said Doug Scott, Ford Motor Co.’s truck marketing manager.
The F-150 Harley-Davidson was introduced back in 1999 and was the flagship model for the F-150 lineup for a time. Scott said the Harley-Davidson only accounted for one to two percent of F-150 sales. Add in the fact that Ford has added such models like the F-150 Platinum, Limited and Raptor, and there isn't any room for the Harley-Davidson model.
Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)
William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.
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