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Harley-Davidson S2 Del Mar LE electrical motorbike unveiled | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The S2 Del Mar Launch Version is restricted to 100 models within the US and is already bought out.

Harley-Davidson’s electrical automobile arm LiveWire has launched the brand new S2 Del Mar LE electrical motorbike within the US. Priced at $17,699 (round Rs 13.67 lakh), the S2 Del Mar LE – LE stands for Launch Version – is considerably smaller, lighter and cheaper than the LiveWire One which sells at $22,799 (roughly Rs 17.61 lakh). As of now, nonetheless, Harley-Davidson has no plans to launch the S2 Del Mar in India. 

S2 Del Mar LE: options and claimed efficiency

The brand new S2 Del Mar LE debuts the corporate’s new S2 Arrow structure. It basically combines the electrical motor, battery pack and electronics programs as one unit, which then serves because the chassis. Because the Arrow structure is modular design, it’ll additionally function a platform for LiveWire to construct a spread of EV fashions sooner or later. As for the S2, LiveWire says that it takes 44 % much less time to construct than the LiveWire One.

Whereas LiveWire is but to disclose full specs, it claims that the S2 Del Mar had a “focused energy” of 80hp and it will probably full the 0-100kph sprint in 3.5s. The efficiency of each the Launch Version and the manufacturing variations that can quickly comply with will stay the identical. Additionally, the bike will get Over the Air (OTA) in the midst of time.

The Del Mar’s battery vary within the metropolis is focused to be 100 miles or 160km. LiveWire is but to launch the time it takes to totally cost the battery, however says that the S2 Del Mar has L1 and L2 charging capabilities.

S2 Del Mar LE: design and Launch Version specialities

Harley-Davidson is looking the design of the S2 Del Mar LE as an City Road Tracker, a mixture of an city and flat monitoring motorbike types. 

The design options  minimal bodywork with bits like an oblong LED headlight, a flyscreen above it and a fuel-tank formed panel that sits above the battery and motor unit.

The Launch Version S2 Del Mar options two unique graphics and paint schemes – Jasper Gray and Comet Indigo. The corporate says the paint is utilized by hand and it takes 5 days to finish. The Launch Version fashions additionally get particular PCB solid alloy wheels that resemble a spoke wheel design, and are neatly executed.

The ergonomics appear to be upright, urged by the tracker-style handlebar, raised footpegs and the vast and flat seat. 

S2 Del Mar LE: chassis 

As talked about earlier, the electrical motor and battery pack kind the primary element of the chassis. The rear monoshock, the truth is, has been bolted on to the motor. The swingarm has an uneven form and different particulars concerning the bike features a USD fork, single disc on the entrance with radially mounted Brembo calipers and 19-inch wheels at each ends, shod with specifically developed Dunlop DT1 tyres.

The corporate says that it goals to maintain the motorbike’s weight all the way down to 435 kilos or 197kg.

S2 Del Mar LE: availability

As talked about above, to date there was no phrase on an India launch of the S2 Del Mar. Within the US, the bike can be obtainable from 2023 and all 100 models of the LiveWire S2 Del Mar LE are bought out as per the corporate web site. Nevertheless, the common S2 Del Mar’s is on the market within the US and is priced at $15,000 (Rs 11.60 lakh).

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