Two options for charging: (1) the SAE Combo CCS connector on the tank — the same as electric cars (except Teslas). If you just charge to 80%, the zone in which the battery charges fastest, you get 190 miles per hour of charging.
(2) There’s a Level 1 charger under the seat to charge from home on a standard household outlet.
The tank, btw, is a shell to house the vehicle electronics and on-board charger. Curiously, they referred to the LiveWire as high voltage but wouldn’t say what that means.
The wiring harnesses are sealed and made by a third party. The orange color is an industry standard for high voltage lines, not an attempt to match the tank color.
Joe and Josh take a huge semi trailer to the dealers with moveable walls to make it wide. It’s part of a nationwide preview tour to Harley-Davidson LiveWire dealers. It lets dealers play with all the components, like the ginormous battery.
Curiously, they won’t say how much the LiveWire weighs until launch. Sitting on it, I guessed 525. Looking at that battery, I guessed 575. What do you think?
It’s funny, the battery looks like a straight four-cylinder engine with a valve cover. It’s actually shaped like that to make it narrower on top to fit the lines of the bike.