Harley-Davidson invests in Alta Motors; companies will collaborate on future electric motorcycle product development

By mmillikin Harley-Davidson, Inc. has made an equity investment in Alta Motors, a leader and innovator in lightweight electric vehicles; the two companies will collaborate on electric motorcycle technology and new product development. Harley-Davidson has already announced the planned launch of its first electric motorcycle, informed by Project LiveWire. That motorcycle is on track for release in 2019.

Project Livewire was an electric motorcycle prototype unveiled in 2014. The motor was mounted longitudinally under the frame, and used a bevel gear to drive a belt to turn the rear wheel.

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