Harley's LiveWire electric motorcycle is a moonshot for the brand.

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It shows the company reaching farther than it has in decades to create something unique.

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The end result is a shockingly competent sporting motorcycle with a fully electric powertrain.

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The bike's biggest weakness is its lofty $30,000 price tag.

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But with excellent build quality, good materials and excellent components, the price isn't so crazy.

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From a riding standpoint, the LiveWire is a near-perfect around-town runabout.

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Take things to the freeway and the biggest weakness of electric motorcycle tech becomes apparent.

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The LiveWire can only manage around 70 miles per charge at 70 miles per hour on the freeway.

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Thankfully in town that number jumps up to 147 miles, which is much more reasonable.

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Now, if we could just convince Harley to get rid of its weird hand controls, we'd really have something special.

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Keep going for more pictures of the Harley-Davidson LiveWire.

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The 2019 LiveWire is the long-awaited production version of the Project: LiveWire concept from 2014.

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The LiveWire is designed to be a fast, fun street motorcycle.

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The LiveWire abandons many of Harley's now-famous traits.

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It has midmounted foot controls rather than feet-forward units.

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It features wide, upright handlebars for comfort and easier steering.

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The LiveWire's aggressive styling hints at its sporting nature.

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The LiveWire also comes with serious Brembo monoblock brake calipers and 300mm front rotors.

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Showa provides the LiveWire's fully adjustable suspension.

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The LiveWire comes with an onboard Level 1 charger and is capable of supporting Level 2 and DC fast charging with the proper adapters.

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LiveWire 2018. Spain

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LiveWire 2018. Milwaukee

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2018 Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Celebration.

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