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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnerbob View Post
    Well, that was sorta out of left field... I do like the HD 750 though, I hope they work out the bugs.
    What bugs? I thought they were just smaller versions of the VRod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longslide10 View Post
    What bugs? I thought they were just smaller versions of the VRod.
    Primarily manufacture quality, some of the early models seemed to be put together in China. Maybe they're better now...?
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    I have worked in the motorcycle business for almost 30 years.

    This is a marketing stunt. They do not make an electric bike or do they have one in development. That bike belongs to another and has been customized to look like an HD. They do have a new 500 & 750 that they want riders to stop in and see......hint hint....until they release their electric bike....Lol

    Just like Amazon's drone delivery or Dodge's Tomahawk V10 motorcycle......Just something to get the main stream media talking about. Something to get every non-motorcycling rider water cooler conversation started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCQTT View Post
    I have worked in the motorcycle business for almost 30 years.

    This is a marketing stunt. They do not make an electric bike or do they have one in development. That bike belongs to another and has been customized to look like an HD. They do have a new 500 & 750 that they want riders to stop in and see......hint hint....until they release their electric bike....Lol

    Just like Amazon's drone delivery or Dodge's Tomahawk V10 motorcycle......Just something to get the main stream media talking about. Something to get every non-motorcycling rider water cooler conversation started.
    Have any sources? I have not read anywhere this is a hoax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCQTT View Post
    I have worked in the motorcycle business for almost 30 years.

    This is a marketing stunt. They do not make an electric bike or do they have one in development. That bike belongs to another and has been customized to look like an HD. They do have a new 500 & 750 that they want riders to stop in and see......hint hint....until they release their electric bike....Lol

    Just like Amazon's drone delivery or Dodge's Tomahawk V10 motorcycle......Just something to get the main stream media talking about. Something to get every non-motorcycling rider water cooler conversation started.
    Same question as Firefighterchen over here.

    I saw a report on the HD electric bike last week or maybe the week before. It had an R&D Dept. rep. being interviewed. She said it was about two years from showing up on sales floors, which I found kinda strange considering that the bike in the video looks to be well beyond the prototype stage. Some of the same video was used in the report I saw as the first segment of the OP link.

    I'm not 100% positive, but I think the test track they were videotaping from was the Harley facility at the Talladega NASCAR track in Talladega, AL. Back when I was putting 20K to 30K miles on my bikes a year, I used to go down there every six months or so and apply to be one of their test riders. Some of 'em stay local and test only on the track, while others travel around the country six to eight months out of each year, all expenses paid, brand new bikes from break-in to blow-up or refresh, whichever comes first, plus a pretty good salary considering all the bennies that hard-core riders get from such a job. Those jobs are very hard to come by. I submitted pictures from Sturgis and Daytona to show how many miles I was putting in the saddle each year, and never got a single call-back for an interview after trying for five or six years.

    'Course, if I had gotten a job down there, and they gave me an electric bike to throw a leg over and ride the piss out of, I'd piss on it and walk away instead. LOL

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    I'm not saying it is a hoax, I would never say that. It is a clever marketing ploy. Do you consider Amazon's drone delivery proposal a hoax? HD will not deliver a production, 100% electric, motorcycle before 2019.....I promise.
    This is grabbing print headlines and popping up all over social media and television. Harley Davidson is good at building motorcycles, but they are incredible marketers. The world has been duped into talking about this. It does not have to come to immediate fruition, it was a brilliant move orchestrated perfectly......WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighterchen View Post
    Have any sources? I have not read anywhere this is a hoax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCQTT View Post
    I'm not saying it is a hoax, I would never say that. It is a clever marketing ploy. Do you consider Amazon's drone delivery proposal a hoax? HD will not deliver a production, 100% electric, motorcycle before 2019.....I promise.
    This is grabbing print headlines and popping up all over social media and television. Harley Davidson is good at building motorcycles, but they are incredible marketers. The world has been duped into talking about this. It does not have to come to immediate fruition, it was a brilliant move orchestrated perfectly......WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HD.
    So no....?

    Amazon drones have been grounded by the FAA for now, so how does that relate to HD? What's stopping them? Electric motors are all ready used commercially on a grand scale...They are steadily making their way into personal vehicles... it would be a very poor move for HD to not have a foot in that industry.

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    Wait, if I had an electric Harley... would I have to make the sound of that 'ole push rod twin with my mouth?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCQTT View Post
    I'm not saying it is a hoax, I would never say that. It is a clever marketing ploy. Do you consider Amazon's drone delivery proposal a hoax? HD will not deliver a production, 100% electric, motorcycle before 2019.....I promise.
    This is grabbing print headlines and popping up all over social media and television. Harley Davidson is good at building motorcycles, but they are incredible marketers. The world has been duped into talking about this. It does not have to come to immediate fruition, it was a brilliant move orchestrated perfectly......WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HD.

    I wouldn't call it a ploy but they are marketing it to see if there is a large enough audience to put it into production. Here is an article from J&P.

    Project Livewire: Harley's New Electric Motorcycle | J&P Cycles Blog
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    These bikes must be made for tree hugging pink pistols.

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