As promised, LiveWire (Harley-Davidson’s electric spin-off brand) has unveiled its newest model today, the S2 Del Mar. It’s the first bike LiveWire is building on its new S2 Arrow platform, and it comes in at a much lower MSRP than the original Harley-Davidson LiveWire model.
Note that although the bike launched today, and pre-orders are now open, you won’t actually get your bike until spring of 2023. Actually, scratch that—according to the LiveWire website, pre-orders are now already sold out. Only 100 S2 Del Mar Launch Edition models were available for pre-order, and they’re all already gone.
LiveWire says it will start delivering the standard S2 Del Mar models “immediately” after the Launch Edition machines, though, so maybe the wait won’t be long. The company says it plans to sell the standard models at a price tag around $15,000 US; the Launch Edition machines carry a $17,699 MSRP.
As for performance: The S2 Del Mar is supposed to make around 80 horsepower, with a range of 100 miles in the city (less, if you’re riding on the highway). That’s definitely not the top tier of current electric motorcycle performance, but it may be enough for urban riding fans. No doubt the contemporary street tracker styling will also win over some fans, along with the fact that while this may be an electric motorcycle, it’s still very much made-in-the-USA. These bikes will be assembled in Harley-Davidson’s York, Pennsylvania plant.
See more info in LiveWire’s presser below, or head to the LiveWire website for more deets.
LIVEWIRE REVEALS S2 DEL MAR ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE
Reservations Open for 100 Del Mar Launch Edition Models Expected to Begin Deliveries in Spring 2023
MILWAUKEE, WI (May 10, 2022) – LiveWire™ is set to bring advanced design, technical innovation, and engineering expertise to urban riding and beyond, with the all-electric S2 Del Mar™ motorcycle, the first LiveWire model to feature the new S2 ARROW architecture.
- The first 100 units will be built to order and serialized as Del Mar Launch Edition models, which can be reserved now at livewire.com for expected delivery in the spring of 2023.
- The 100 Del Mar Launch Edition models will feature an exclusive finish and wheel design and an MSRP of $17,699.
- The production S2 Del Mar will deliver immediately after the launch edition, with a target MSRP of $15,000 USD.
- The S2 Del Mar features a targeted output of 80 horsepower (59.6 kW), and less than 440 pounds of weight, delivering projected 0-to-60 mph times of 3.5 seconds or less.
Del Mar range in city riding is targeted to be 100 miles.*
“The S2 Del Mar model represents the next step in the evolution of the LiveWire brand,” said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson. “The ARROW architecture underpinning the Del Mar, developed in-house at LiveWire Labs, demonstrates our ambition to lead in the EV space and establish LiveWire as the most desirable electric motorcycle brand in the world.”
Advanced LiveWire ARROW Architecture
LiveWire’s scalable ARROW architecture with proprietary battery, motor, charging, and control systems debuts on the Del Mar model and was designed at LiveWire Labs in Mountain View, California. The ARROW architecture is intended to be modular and serves as the central component of the motorcycle chassis.
Del Mar is designed to offer its rider thrilling performance with a targeted output of 80 horsepower (59.6 kW), delivering projected 0-to-60 mph times of 3.5 seconds. City range is expected to be 100 miles.* The Del Mar model weight target is 440 pounds or less.
An Urban Street Tracker
Del Mar presents a street-tracker stance on 19-inch front and rear wheels equipped with custom developed LiveWire Dunlop DT1 tires equally capable on paved and dirt surfaces. The slim seat tops a short tail section. A tracker-style handlebar fronted by a thin flyscreen places the rider in an upright position for a comfortable and controlled riding experience.
Launch Edition Model
Only 100 examples of the Del Mar Launch Edition models will be made, featuring an exclusive finish and wheel design. The graphics and paint – in a choice of Jasper Gray or Comet Indigo – are applied by hand using a process that takes 5 days to complete. The design employs an opposing-fade, representing and celebrating both the exciting and soulful experiences of riding LiveWire electric motorcycles. The intricate pattern of the 19-inch PCB cast-aluminum wheels evokes the dense patterning and framework found on printed circuit boards. The vaulted and tapered spoke design promotes lateral stiffness for enhanced handling performance, while also pushing the boundaries of casting technology.
The Del Mar Launch Edition model debuts with an MSRP of $17,699, while the production version is expected to launch with a target MSRP of $15,000 USD. Delivery of the Launch Edition and production versions of S2 Del Mar model are set for the spring of 2023. All LiveWire S2 Del Mar motorcycles will be assembled at Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations in York, PA.
To learn more about the LiveWire S2 Del Mar Launch Edition motorcycle visit: livewire.com/delmar.
*Range estimates are based on expected performance on a fully-charged battery and are derived from SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure data on a sample motorcycle under ideal laboratory conditions. Your actual range will vary depending on your personal riding habits, road and driving conditions, ambient weather, vehicle condition and maintenance, tire pressure, vehicle configuration (parts and accessories), and vehicle loading (cargo, rider and passenger weight).
LiveWire is the future in the making for the pursuit of urban adventure and beyond. Drawing on its DNA as an agile disruptor from the lineage of Harley-Davidson and capitalizing on a decade of learnings in the EV sector, Livewire’s ambition is to be the most desirable electric motorcycle brand in the world. With a dedicated focus on EV, LiveWire plans to develop the technology of the future and to invest in the capabilities needed to lead the transformation of motorcycling.
LiveWire benefits from Harley-Davidson’s engineering expertise, manufacturing footprint, supply chain infrastructure, and global logistics capabilities. Innovating by design and attracting industry-leading talent, LiveWire is headquartered virtually, with initial hubs in Silicon Valley, CA (LiveWire Labs) and Milwaukee, WI.