If you were eyeing the Harley-Davidson LiveWire but were put off by its tear-inducing price tag, we have some good news and bad news. The good news is, that H-D recently launched the more “affordable” version of its e-motorcycle in America, called the S2 Del Mar Launch Edition. The bad news is, that it is already sold out.
The Launch Edition retailed for about $17,699 (around Rs 13.67 lakh), which is significantly less than LiveWire’s pricing ($29,799). However, it was limited to only 100 models per batch, which were sold out in less than 18 minutes after the launch.
Nevertheless, let’s take a quick look at what’s in store. Starting with the design, the S2 Del Mar opts for a flat-tracker look and hence is devoid of any complex elements. For instance, the seat extends itself as sort of a faux fuel tank.
What’s more interesting here though is the ribcage styling of the battery pack, giving it a Mad Max inspired look. There are some elements taken from Harley’s other offerings as well, with the Fat Bob inspired oval LED at the front. Which goes along with the handlebar-mounted rear-view mirrors and circular turn indicators.
In terms of power, Harley claims the S2 Del Mar might offer a range of 160km in the city while delivering around 80PS of power. However, it should be noted that Harley is yet to reveal the exact specifications of the motorcycle.
What we do know is the S2 Del Mar will be built on the company’s modular architecture, which uses the battery as its stress member. It also uses upside-down forks at the front and a mono-shock unit at the rear, with 19-inch aluminium wheels on both ends.
While Harley hasn’t exactly confirmed when the S2 Del Mar might debut as a mass-production motorcycle, we do expect a standard launch to happen sometime early next year. As we mentioned earlier, it’ll be marketed as a more “affordable” alternative to the LiveWire and hence will likely be brought to our shores.
(Image credits: Harley-Davidson)