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Harley-Davidson's Project LiveWire electric motorcycle (pictures)

Harley invited us down to its busy New York City dealership to check out the recently unveiled Project LiveWire. Check it out in the flesh.

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Here it is, Project LiveWire, Harley-Davidson's first electric motorcycle.

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The New York City launch took place in the company's massive dealership, where the LiveWire took its place alongside all the other current H-D models.

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Harley's CMO, Hark-Hans Richer, introduced the bike.

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The LiveWire was lit up in purple and blue for the occasion.

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And literally set up on a pedestal.

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The headlight is situated in a vertical arrangement, but housed in a traditionally shaped enclosure.

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The motor is situated in the bottom, a transverse-mount, so that the driveshaft points to the rear tire.

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The LCD display is not only full-color, but is a touchscreen. And yes, it works with gloves on.

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There's a brake lever on the right, but no shift lever on the left. No need, with only one gear.

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Mirrors are positioned below the grips, and are made rather useless unless you happen to have transparent arms.

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A rear shock in a traditional mounting position -- traditional for a sportbike, that is.

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The skinny tank naturally holds no fuel, nor airbox for that matter.

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There's plenty of branding to be found here.

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We encourage you to try and count all the bar-and-shield logos on Project LiveWire.

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Seriously, Harley-Davidson has scattered its logo everywhere on this bike.

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Once more, on top of the tank.

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