Strange freakery that company. Designed WWII-era technology bikes since WWII and only strayed a few times with their shim under bucket bikes like the *-rod series (which is definitely a technological advance). However, they don't make the rat-a-tat sound nor shake synonymous with the classic American moto, so those bikes have been a bit limited compared to the chromed up bar commuter softtails, ultraglides, etc.
Then all of the sudden, they jump into the electric market - wow - well that is quite a jump! The fuel price surge is coming, and when it does, the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles will become mainstream. Count on it.
Personally, as much as I enjoy the sound of a combustion engine winding up, I think it would be incredible to ride something where the primary noise is wind and tires. I don't think I'll jump in line to purchase an electric Harley, but it sure would be an interesting topic of conversation at a club...
Now, to figure out a way to get the speed out of these PLUS the endurance - That's ultimately an electrical storage component issue, and maybe the most important future engineering problem needing a solution. Figure out a way to create a compact electrical energy source in a vehicle that can run quick, fast and hard between major service intervals before it needs a charge and you've got something worthy of truly calling a next generation mode of transportation.
I am optimistic that this will happen.
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