LiveWire S2 Del Mar LE Price set at Rs 13.67 Lakhs

livewire-s2-del-mar-le-price The design seems inspired by the Sportster S

After scoops and teasers for months, Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire sub-brand has launched the highly anticipated S2 Del Mar LE e-bike for a price tag of Rs. 13.67 lakhs ($17,699).

Being a limited edition model (read LE), production will be reduced to 100 units and reserved only for the American market from now on. It becomes the second electric bike from the American manufacturer placed under the premium One electric bike already on sale.

livewire-s2-del-mar-le-price-front Two colors – Jasper Gray and Comet Indigo are offered

Designed with inspiration from Harley-Davidson’s Sportster S, the S2 Del Mar LE looks smaller than almost the brand’s entire lineup. Available in 2 colors – Jasper Gray and Comet Indigo, the e-bike features minimalist body panels and LED lighting throughout.

The front gets USD forks while the rear looks simplistic with a Ducati Diavel-style tire fender with license plate and a short fender. The electric motorcycle also receives a conventional chain drive. Spoke alloy wheels look fresh with disc brakes on both ends.

livewire-s2-del-mar-le-price-side-view The Del Mar has a claimed range of 100 km

The battery, which is essentially the chassis, also houses the control unit. The swingarm is an asymmetrical unit to add strength and also to accommodate the large rear sprocket in such a compact size.

Built on the brand’s new Arrow EV modular architecture, like the One, the S2 Del Mar LE’s motor and battery are part of the chassis. The rear monoshock is bolted directly to the battery while the swingarm and front fork axles are also connected there.

livewire-s2-del-mar-le-price-ride The electric could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds

This configuration not only makes the overall bike compact, but also contributes to a significant weight reduction. The Del Mar tips the scales at 197 kg.

Although LiveWire did not reveal engine specs, it did claim that the bike will produce over 80 HP with a 0-60 mph time of just 3.5 seconds. The claimed range, however, is a bit low at 100km. The Del Mar supports Level 1 and 2 charging.

LiveWire plans to introduce more such e-bikes in the near future under the “S” label and they could also be bound for India.

livewire-s2-del-mar-le-price-rear The rear gets Ducati Diavel like a tire fender

Just over a few months ago, Harley-Davidson dropped the “LiveWire” name from its only naked electric street, LiveWire One, and named its new electric-only sub-brand with the same name. Thus, LiveWire is now a separate entity under Harley-Davidson.

LiveWire’s One, when launched, had a price tag of around Rs. 23 million. Now, it holds a price tag of Rs. 17 million.