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The Harley-Davidson LiveWire is an electric bike designed for urban explorers

On yer bike

After months of teasing, Harley-Davidson has announced the final production-verified performance figures for its slick LiveWire electric bike, and it’s shaping up to be an impressive piece of kit. The futuristic two-wheeler can jump from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, and 60 to 80 mph in just 1.9 seconds, has a fast-charging battery that’ll hit 80 percent capacity after just 40 minutes, and 140 miles of city range or 88 miles of combined stop-and-go highway range. A top speed of 110 mph might seem underwhelming to some (you darn speed freaks), but it’s clear Harley-Davidson is touting the LiveWire as the quintessential urban explorer – and right now it seems to be ticking all the boxes in that regard. Those of you who love an impulse buy can pre-order the LiveWire right now. Just make sure you’ve got a spare $29,799 lying around. 

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I’m a freelance games and technology journalist currently mashing my keyboard in the name of fine institutions like Stuff, where you'll usually find me waxing lyrical about the latest mobile morsels. I've also been known to cook up some decidedly delicious reviews from time to time, and was once dubbed 'the games industry's answer to Nigella Lawson' by someone probably somewhere.

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