We’ve been waiting for well over a year, but we’ve finally gotten the full specs on the upcoming LiveWire S2 Del Mar electric motorcycle. The nascent electric motorcycle company spun out of the legacy motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson’s own internal e-motorcycle development, has just revealed the new bike’s full specs to the public.
We already had limited information about the upcoming bike, including that LiveWire was targeting a power rating of around 80 horsepower (60 kW) and a city range of approximately 100 miles (160 km). The S2 Del Mar was also said to feature a 0-60 mph time of around 3.1 seconds.
Now with the full spec list in hand, we can confirm that the true figures are actually even more impressive.
The ultimate calculated horsepower is 84 hp (63 kW). Additionally, the bike will produce 263 newton meters, or 194 ft-lb, of torque. The acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 96 kilometers per hour) took 0.1 seconds off the initial calculation, coming in at 3.0. And if riders keep twisting their wrists, the bike’s top speed will be 103 mph (166 km/h).
The 113 miles (181 km) increase in the city range for the 436 pound (198 kg) bike is another improvement. At 55 mph (88 km/h), the highway’s range is reduced to 70 miles (113 km). The range is further decreased to 43 miles (69 km) when traveling at sustained speeds of 70 mph (113 km/h).
The battery capacity of the bike was confirmed to be 10.5 kWh, which also happens to be almost exactly what I predicted based on my own test riding last year.
The battery can be charged from 20 to 80% on a Level 2 charge in 1.3 hours or from 0 to 100% in 2.4 hours using the LiveWire S2 Del Mar’s J1772 connection. The same result can be obtained in 5.9 hours or 8.4 hours with a Level 1 connection (charging from a regular home electrical outlet).
The future electric motorcycle has a modular cast aluminum chassis, but thanks to the ARROW architecture, the battery box essentially serves as the “frame” instead.
Cast aluminum swingarm, Brembo Monobloc brakes, Showa suspension, 10-spoke cast aluminum 19-inch wheels, 4-inch round TFT gauge display, USB-C accessory charging connector, and support for LiveWire’s software for extra features like navigation and over-the-air upgrades are all included in the bike. A 2-year unlimited warranty and a 5-year battery warranty are included with the bike.
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The S2 Del Mar arrives at a pivotal stage in LiveWire’s history, and is widely regarded as the bike that will determine the company’s fate. The LiveWire One, the brand’s current flagship motorcycle, has gained critical acclaim but comes with a $23,000 price tag. This has priced out a large portion of the younger urban audience who are entering the electric motorbike market without the same kind of decades-long fondness held by Harley-Davidson’s current customer base.
Harley-Davidson created LiveWire as its own electric motorbike brand to allow the company to stand on its own two electric feet. And, at only $15,499, the LiveWire S2 Del Mar is going to be a popular choice.
That urban target is critical, as the 113-mile city range indicates that this isn’t a touring bike. To be fair, the battery on the S2 Del Mar is just 32% smaller than the battery on the LiveWire One, and a simple public charging station can get the battery 80% charged in about an hour, but no one expects this bike to be utilized for long distance riding. The S2 Del Mar, on the other hand, is expected to provide great performance to the commuter motorbike market. There is no other electric vehicle on the market that can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds for this price, or even close.