| 3:55 pm on Jun 19, 2014 (gmt 0)|
That specific Harley sound is factory tuned, called "potato-potato", maybe enough HD fans are so deaf they won't notice the silence?
| 4:26 pm on Jun 19, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Motor cycles need to make noise, don't they?
| 8:02 am on Jun 20, 2014 (gmt 0)|
There's the safety aspect which concerns me. A high powered vehicle running almost silently is a risk particularly for pedestrians. That applies to all electric vehicles, of course.
Would a H-D owner want one of these? I doubt it, but it may appeal to a whole new audience and potential customers.
I've driven an electrically powered vehicle and I can confirm they are no slouch. That exciting performance aspect often wins people over to the concept.
| 1:03 pm on Jun 20, 2014 (gmt 0)|
the exciting performance aspect of an electric motor is the high torque available at low speeds.
this is similar to the H-D v-twin's performance profile.
| 1:46 am on Jun 21, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I'm just thinking of a 250lb battery on a 14lb frame with a 2 hour endurance and a top speed governor. And the price, of course! :)
As a first electric from HD, however, it does not look too shabby!
| 4:19 pm on Jun 22, 2014 (gmt 0)|
But what about the 'genuine' H-D oil stain?