LiveWire One follows LiveWire S2 Del Mar. Harley-Davidson has separated its electronics division as a LiveWire sub-brand and has just introduced the second device. It’s called LiveWire S2 Del Mar and best described as a popular dirt tracker.
Motorcyclists can use it
The catch: the LiveWire S2 Del Mar costs much less than the well-known LiveWire One. A limited starter version of 100 machines was made available for 17,699 euros each and already sold out.
Del-Mar production will begin in the spring of 2023 and will start at $15,000. This marks a clear difference from the €32,995 that LiveWire One costs. However, it is not yet clear when the second LiveWire program will start in Germany.
LiveWire S2 Del Mar shows family affiliation
LiveWire S2 Del Mar looks like a real Harley Davidson. The nose is reminiscent of the new Harley-Davidson Sportster S.. The flat tank, Storz rear and distinctive tires define it as the modern dirt tracker. This is true to the taste of the time and long history of the Harley-Davidson brand’s dirt and flat tracks.
According to the manufacturer, the output of the electric motor is 80 horsepower. He drives the rear wheel through a toothed belt and is supposed to speed the machine from zero to one hundred in four seconds.
The LiveWire S2 Del Mar weighs 199 kilograms and is expected to travel about 160 kilometers in the city. There is no exact information on battery capacity yet, but nine to twelve kWh should be reasonably realistic.
The battery plays a major role in the S2 Del Mar
The battery is charged with alternating current at the Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations, i.e. a maximum of 7.6 kWh. Perhaps the biggest difference with the LiveWire One is that the battery is a carrying part of the motorcycle. With LiveWire One, the battery, motor and spring elements are classically enclosed in a frame. The second LiveWire throws this concept on its head.
The new battery-carrying platform is called Arrow. The drive unit, as a central component, connects the steering head to the swingarm bearing. The engine block consists of the battery, motor, battery management and control electronics. The steering head is screwed to the block via the subframe. The swing arm is attached directly to the engine side mounts.
This is how the second LiveWire lays itself out compared to the number one
The second E-Harley was expected to differ from its sister. It starts with the format: At 199 kilograms, the LiveWire S2 Del Mar is 50 kilograms lighter than the number one LiveWire. It remains to be seen if the little LiveWire – shown above – will actually end up at about half the price of the One at the German dealer. But it definitely has to be more affordable than its sister.
The constructive difference with the supportive battery is especially important for the future of the LiveWire brand. More models will be available in different sizes – including the S3 mini versions being developed in collaboration with scooter specialist Kymco.