You’re looking at the first-ever electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle, coming to a showroom near you sometime in 2016. Here’s what the LiveWire means for motorcycles, America and the future.

First, we should emphasize that “Project LiveWire,” as you see it here, is not a production motorcycle. It’s a rolling test bed not for technology, but to gauge customer reaction and slowly introduce people to the idea of an electric Harley.

Having said that, production of a bike like this is inevitable. Electric motivation has so many performance advantages over Internal Combustion engines, that even Harley can’t ignore the technology for long. Motorcycle.com — an authoritative source for motorcycle industry insight and reviews — says we should expect a production LiveWire in 2016.

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