Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN




Go Back   Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN > Vehicles > Motorcycles & Accessories Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-08-2019, 01:03 PM
Melensdad's Avatar
Melensdad Melensdad is offline
Jerk in a Hawaiian Shirt

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 35,852
Thanks: 2,231
Thanked 8,817 Times in 3,585 Posts
Melensdad has a spectacular aura aboutMelensdad has a spectacular aura about
Default Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle is NOT attracting new/young buyers

Well the new flagship bike for H-D is not doing what investors hoped.

It is NOT bringing in new customers to H-D dealerships, nor is it bringing young buyers into the brand. Well it is bringing them into he showroom, but the staggeringly high price is having them walk away empty handed.

Apparently the new H-D LIVEWIRE electric motorcycle is selling to current H-D owners, which tend to be old rich guys.


FULL STORY HERE =>> https://www.webbikeworld.com/the-you...rley-livewire/
Quote:
The Youths Aren’t Buying The Harley LiveWire
Wade ThielOctober 8, 2019


Let Me Guess, Price?

Harley-Davidson’s new electric LiveWire was supposed to usher in a new era for Harley. One that wasn’t dominated by sales to older riders. However, so far the folks who are interested in the LiveWire enough to actually buy it are pretty much what you’ve come to expect from Harley—old wealthy guys.

According to a new report by Reuters, most of the guys and gals buying the LiveWire are older riders and people who already own Harleys. The LiveWire is supposed to be a kind of halo bike for the company’s new vision. This means it’s more expensive. However, that excludes the kind of riders that Harley claims it wants to attract.

Reuters interviewed 40 different dealerships and discussed the bike with them. Many of the dealers revealed that younger buyers are interested but once they hear the price they walk away. One dealer in New Jersey said, ” … once you get to pricing interest is thrown out of the window.”

We’ve said from the beginning that the price of the LiveWire would be its biggest issue. It simply doesn’t deliver enough range for the money. The bike can go 146 miles per charge in the city. Jump on the highway and you’re looking at a little less than 100 miles per charge. For $30,000, you could buy a Zero Motorcycle and still have enough for another entry-level gas bike. Heck, you’re getting close to Chevrolet Bolt EV territory...
Attached Images
 
__________________

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion:
the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases,
while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage
of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."
- Ayn Rand
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Melensdad For This Useful Post:
m1west (10-08-2019)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Harley officially introduces LIVEWIRE electric motorcycle ... who will buy it? Melensdad Motorcycles & Accessories Forum 1 11-09-2018 08:34 PM
Harley Davidson "Street 500" motorcycle ... meh? Melensdad Motorcycles & Accessories Forum 8 09-12-2018 12:45 PM
Harley-Davidson "Pan America" ADV style motorcycle??? Melensdad Motorcycles & Accessories Forum 1 08-28-2018 11:18 PM
Harley Davidson 1948berg Open Forum 5 03-20-2009 10:03 AM
Harley Davidson NorthernRedneck Jokes_Forum 2 03-10-2008 12:27 AM





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © 2002 - 2018 www.ForumsForums.com