Harley-Davidson … errrr, that is to say, LiveWire, has done it. The EV spin-off from the Motor Company has announced it’s ready to start taking reservations for the production version of its new S2 Del Mar electric tracker. Delivery is slated for next spring.
The S2 Del Mar breaks from the styling of the first LiveWire machines, which had naked bike aesthetics, sort of like a battery-powered version of the old XR1200-series Sportsters. Instead, the S2 Del Mar looks kinda-sorta XR750ish, with lines that look inspired from H-D’s flat track bike that won so many championships.
The new bike initially appeared in May of 2022, as the Launch Edition. Pre-orders were opened for that model at that point, and those 100 machines will be delivered first before the production model is shipped. The first 100 Launch Edition bikes sold out in a matter of hours.
The S2 Del Mar is the first bike using the new ARROW platform, an electric motorcycle design that’s supposed to be scalable, depending on the intended use of the bike. L1 and L2 charging options are standard, as is a 10.5 kWh battery pack. L2 charging is supposed to bring the battery from 20 percent to 80 percent in 75 minutes, and the motor is supposed to provide the equivalent of 80 horsepower.
LiveWire also goes onto the stock exchange today, as the first publicly-traded electric motorcycle company in the US. MSRP for the S2 Del Mar is $16,999 in the US, but we have heard nothing about a Canadian price tag yet.
See the official press release from LiveWire/Harley-Davidson below:
LIVEWIRE™ READIES LATEST S2 DEL MAR™ ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE
Reservations Open September 27th for the Production S2 Del Mar, Expected to Begin Deliveries Spring 2023
MILWAUKEE, WI (September 27, 2022) – As the company becomes the first publicly traded EV motorcycle company in the U.S., LiveWire™ is opening reservations for the production version of the all-electric S2 Del Mar™ motorcycle, the first LiveWire model to feature the new ARROW architecture, and the first bike to sit next to the LiveWire ONE—the company’s flagship electric motorcycle.
- The production S2 Del Mar will deliver immediately after the Launch Edition, which sold out this past May in 18 minutes.
- Priority delivery will be given to customers with confirmed reservations, which can be placed now at livewire.com for expected delivery in the spring of 2023.
- The Del Mar Launch Edition models will feature 3 unique colors; Pacific Gray, Nightfall Blue, and Asphalt Black at an MSRP of $16,999.
- Performance highlights include expected outcomes at production of output of 80 horsepower (59.6 kW), 184 ft-lb of torque, 75 minute 20%-80% recharge time using L2, and 431 pounds of weight, delivering projected 0-to-60 mph times of 3.1 seconds.
- Del Mar range in city riding is targeted to be 110 miles. *
“Today we are pleased to be opening reservations for the production edition of the S2 Del Mar – our second LiveWire motorcycle and the next step in the evolution of the LiveWire Brand,” said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman and CEO of LiveWire Group Inc. “The modular 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. We’re excited about the future at LiveWire and look forward to the company creating the path to the electrification of motorcycling.”
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 3.1 seconds. City range is expected to be 110 miles.* The Del Mar model weight target is 431 pounds.
The Mark of Urban Riding
Built for agility, and soulful by design, S2 Del Mar is the mark of urban riding and beyond. The newest electric riding experience form LiveWire presents an upright position for a comfortable and controlled riding experience. Equipped with custom developed LiveWire Dunlop DT1 tires equally capable on paved and dirt surfaces, the capabilities of Del Mar are uncompromised by road condition.
Equipped with L1 and L2 charging capabilities, over-the-air updates, and a 4” TFT LCD display, the riding is immediately different and instantly familiar as LiveWire. The 10.5 kWh pack that powers the bike is the central component of the Arrow architecture, and first clean sheet, in-house design from LiveWire. Complete performance highlights and equipment specifications will be published at the time of retail launch.
The production S2 Del Mar debuts with an MSRP of $16,999. Delivery of the production version is planned to follow the Launch Edition, with an expected timeline 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. Actual range will vary depending on 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).
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