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LiveWire launches S2 Del Mar electric motorcycle

Electric bike maker LiveWire have released details of their second model offering, set to bring advanced design, technical innovation, and engineering expertise to urban riding. The S2 Del Mar will be the first to feature the new S2 ARROW architecture.

The first 100 units of the new bike will be built to order, and serialised as the Del Mar Launch Edition, but will not be available in Australia. Local customers may be able to access regular supply though, once the initial offering is sold out, but nothing is confirmed yet.

To differentiate the Launch Edition, it will feature an exclusive finish and wheel design. The standard S2 Del Mar, set to be available in Spring 2023 (our Autumn), outputs 59.6kW, and weighs less than 200kg. It should sprint to 100km/h in around 3.5 seconds.

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“The S2 Del Mar model represents the next step in the evolution of the LiveWire brand,” Harley-Davidson chairman, president and CEO Jochen Zeitz said.

“The 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.”

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. The Del Mar presents a street-tracker stance on 19-inch front and rear wheels, equipped with custom developed Dunlop DT1 tyres.

It’s equally capable on paved and dirt surfaces. The slim seat tops a short tail section. A tracker-style handlebar fronted by a thin fly screen places the rider in an upright position for a comfortable and controlled riding experience.

The graphics and paint, available in a choice of Jasper Grey or Comet Indigo, are applied by hand using a process that takes five days to complete. The design employs an opposing-fade, representing the exciting experience of riding LiveWire electric motorcycles.

The intricate pattern of the 19-inch PCB cast-aluminium wheels evokes the dense patterning and framework found on printed circuit boards. The vaulted and tapered spoke design promotes lateral stiffness for enhanced handling performance too.

All LiveWire S2 Del Mar motorcycles will be assembled at Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations in York, PA.

Details of availability for the 2023 LiveWire S2 Del Mar in Australia are yet to be confirmed. As a result there is no local pricing either. Exhaust Notes Australia will update this story, once we know more.

Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is a motoring enthusiast, with a passion for two and four wheels. It's pretty much a given there'll be at least two motorbikes in his garage and he needs no excuses to hit the open road. Andrew grew up reading magazines like Street Machine and Heavy Duty and has a love for all things performance.

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