Shark of the Month October 13
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Was northern Maine, now gulf coast of Florida
Just got done reading "Cycle World's" first riding review of the new "LiveWire". The most significant facts from it are that it is sprung so stiffly that it was called "dental -jarring" around town by the reviewer. It was slightly better at speed. Secondly, it only got 84 miles per charge in the hands of the reviewer. Supposedly good for 147 miles around town, but the bad news is that at 70 mph you only get 70 miles out of a charge. (That's ridiculously low from my perspective.) If charged with regular 120 volt system, it takes 12.5 hours (!) to fully charge, though one of the commercial fast chargers (DC Fast Charge) can get it done in 1 hour. In my area 45 minutes will cost you $15.75 for enough electrons to go 52.5 miles at 70 mph if you are a 'member'. Dealers who sell the "LiveWire" are required to install a fast charger and owners will get two years of free use.
Personally, I didn't read anything there that would encourage me to buy one of these for $30k. Anyone here that would seriously consider buying one?
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” - HST