With the LiveWire S2 Del Mar, the Harley-Davidson subsidiary has unveiled another new electric motorcycle that also marks the most affordable bike in the company’s portfolio. It comes with 59 kW of power and weighs just 199 kg.
LiveWire S2 Del Mar: Lightweight and powerful
After the One, a new electric motorcycle from the Harley-Davidson subsidiary awaits us. It goes by the name LiveWire S2 Del Mar and comes up with an exciting set-up. So exciting, in fact, that the Launch Edition, which is limited to 100 motorcycles, is already completely sold out, and not even 20 minutes after its unveiling.
In terms of naming, the e-motorcycle is inspired by the race track of the same name in the US coastal town of Del Mar and uses a design that is used in flat-track motorcycle racing, a popular sport in the USA.
Corresponding bikes, such as the LiveWire S2 Del Mar, rely on a particularly flat frame with simultaneously wide handlebars, which enables an upright riding position. Thus, according to the manufacturer, a comfortable and controlled driving experience is to be offered.
80 hp and 199 kg weight
The Del Mar is powered by an electric mid-motor, which brings it to 59.6 kW (80 hp) of power. It is fully integrated into the frame and connected directly to the rear axle by toothed belts. The battery, motor, battery management and control electronics are attached directly to the steering head on the Arrow platform.
Or rather: in the Arrow platform, because the LiveWire S2 Del Mar does not have a classic frame. There is also room for the battery, which LiveWire does not specify in terms of capacity. However, it should allow a range of just under 160 km when fully charged. The 21,700 round cells are charged via alternating current with a maximum of 22 kilowatts.
The Del Mar also does without a transmission. At the same time, the electric motorcycle, which weighs a mere 199 kg, is said to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in under four seconds.
Prices and availability
The $17,699 launch edition of the LiveWire S2 Del Mar was completely sold out within minutes. From mid-2023, however, the bike is to go into series production, concrete details on prices and availability the manufacturer does not yet make. It is also unclear whether the Del Mar will make it to Germany at all.