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Harley-Davidson reveals Arrow platform that may underpin upcoming EVs | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Printed On Jan 07, 2022 07:00:00 AM

This modular platform may also type the idea of future EVs that Harley-Davidson will construct in partnership with KYMCO.

Harley-Davidson not too long ago introduced a partnership with Taiwanese Kymco for future EV tasks underneath the not too long ago spun off LiveWire model. A separate investor presentation for LiveWire has highlighted a number of particulars of Harley-Davidson’s electrical intentions.

On the coronary heart of the plans is the brand new Arrow modular platform. Work started on this platform in 2017 and the platform may be scalable from small to huge machines of a number of codecs. The modular design relies round a central battery pack that additionally serves as a monocoque chassis. The swingarm and rear monoshock mount to the again whereas a steering headstock mounts to the entrance. This design will permit Harley to undertake totally different steering geometries fairly simply and it is an thought already put to make use of on the LiveWire Electrical bike – click on right here to learn our evaluate. 

The Arrow platform can help something from 50V to over 400V battery functions with the selection of air, liquid or refrigerant cooling. It is a comparable story with the motor and energy electronics, with varied choices attainable, every with the selection of both air or liquid-cooling. 

Past sharing particulars of the Arrow platform, Harley has additionally hinted at what kind of bikes may be anticipated. The corporate is engaged on a number of car architectures, particularly S2, S3 and S4. The S2 structure will probably be centered on middle-weight machines, S3 will probably be smaller capability machines in-built partnership with KYMCO and S4 will probably be massive capability machines.

The LiveWire model presently has one product, the LiveWire One, on sale and that is successfully a rebranded Harley-Davidson LiveWire. The primary of the brand new merchandise to reach will probably be on the S2 structure and the investor doc states that this bike will probably be referred to as the Del Mar.

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