Harley-Davidson is putting a lot of money into their LiveWire to appeal to the EV consumer, but the new Jeep e-Bike could change everything. We know that this model might even hit the streets this year, making it a real threat to Harley’s plans.
Jeep e-Bike Details
We first saw the e-Bike in the Super Bowl commercials. This all-terrain electric mountain bike is built by Quietkat. It features an all-aluminum Quietkat frame, known as the Ridge Runner.
While it might seem like a typical mountain bike, there’s a lot more happening. First, it comes with a powerful motor. Secondly, it contains 4.8-inch fat tires. Finally, it is equipped with a full suspension that can take on any terrain, just like your favorite Jeep. Operate the e-Bike with a thumb throttle to activate pedal assistance or power it directly.
Why It’s Better than Harley
Obviously, we aren’t comparing apples to apples, but there’s a lot more to love about the Jeep electric bike. It features an MSRP of just $6,299 and weighs only 80 pounds. This e-bike is powered by a 750 W motor, connected to its 696 Wh battery. With this power, it achieves a top speed up to 20 mph, plus features an electric range of forty miles.
The Harley, because it is an electric motorcycle, is going to cost a lot more and isn’t nearly as popular. In fact, you could spend $30,000 on the LiveWire. Plus, no one is really buying the Harley model. Instead, it is sitting in the showrooms looking pretty.
However, the Jeep e-bike isn’t the only option on the market. We have also told you about the Schwinn e-bike, VW Cargo e-bike and the HPC Scout Pro electric bicycle. It seems that Harley should continue doing what has worked if it hopes to succeed.
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