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Cycle News 2020 Issue 34 August 25

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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VOLUME 57 ISSUE 34 AUGUST 25, 2020 P93 THREE WEEKS WITH A HARLEY-DAVIDSON LIVEWIRE PRODUCED SOME FUN RIDES, SOME PERPLEXED ONLOOKERS, AND MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS L ast August, I flew up to Portland to ride the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle. To say this was eagerly awaited would be somewhat of an understatement. Was I excited? Yes. Happy with how it performed? Yes. Convinced of its potential? Also, yes, but… Press launches are designed to show the motorcycle in its best pos- sible light and Harley did a good job with the LiveWire. Portland's roads seemed to suit the range of its very rapid electric motor and battery pack, although the roads did show up the stiff and rather unforgiving nature of the suspension and chassis combination. The LiveWire is certainly a head-turner. ONE ASKED BY RENNIE SCAYSBROOK I PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIT PALMER

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