Harley Davidson LiveWire launches S2 Del Mar its most affordable electric

Harley-Davidson LiveWire launches S2 Del Mar, its most affordable electric motorcycle

Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle company LiveWire has announced its most affordable model, the S2 Del Mar. The first batch models, prefixed with Launch Edition, are priced at $17,699, while the base models start at $15,000.

    Image source: LiveWire

Image source: LiveWire

The S2 Del Mar is a mid-range bike that’s more affordable than last year’s LiveWire One. The novelty is based on the LiveWire Arrow platform, which includes the battery, electronics and motor in a single module, which the company later plans to use in other models.

While DelMar will use a medium-duty version of the S2 platform, the Arrow was generally designed to be scalable, so for the future the company is preparing to introduce a design option for light models – S3 and heavy – S4.

    Image source: LiveWire

Image source: LiveWire

S2 Del Mar delivers up to 80 hp. (59.6 kW), the model weighs around 200 kg and accelerates to 100 km/h or even faster in 3.5 seconds. LiveWire claims that the bike’s range in the city is about 100 miles. The S2 Del Mar is equipped with a pair of 19-inch Dunlop DT1 tires suitable for both city and off-road driving.

The model enjoyed great popularity. Potential buyers have already made deposits for the first 100 S2 Del Mar Launch Edition bikes – orders were placed in the first 18 minutes of trading. Additional customers can join the waiting list for the standard version, which is expected to ship in spring 2023.

    Image source: LiveWire

Image source: LiveWire

The first LiveWire electric motorcycle was often criticized for being too expensive at $29,799, the LiveWire One launched in July 2021 was cheaper at $21,999 and competitive against newcomers like Zero Motorcycles and Cake.

It was previously reported LiveWire is in the process of going public through a deal with SPAC company AEA-Bridges Impact Corporation and Taiwanese scooter maker Kymco. The merger is expected to be completed by mid-2022.

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