Harley-Davidson recently released pictures of two new electric two-wheeler concepts on its US website. One is an urban lightweight electric scooter while the other is an electric flat-track two-wheeler called the Harley-Davidson Middleweight EV concept. The first model, an electric scooter, is called the Lightweight EV concept and it seems like a bit of a bicycle and a scooter. There is a downtube cradle and the frame houses the battery and motor pack. The seat is styled old-school while the handlebar too mimics the designs used on bicycles ages ago. Hardtail at the rear, conventional telescopic forks up front and fat tyres make for a quirky design. Will it see the light of the day, no confirmation on that yet!
The second model to be shown on the website is an electric flat-track motorcycle inspired by Harley-Davidson's XR750 flat-track motorcycle. It is called the Middleweight EV Concept and from the images, the concept looks more or less production ready, especially with details such as indicators, number-plate hanger. As the name suggests, the motorcycle has a lovely streetfighter design with a long, narrow seat, a flat-ish handlebar and a futuristic LED bar style headlamp. Harley-Davidson says that this bike can work as a quick urban runabout or even a short-tracker. Currently, Harley has not disclosed any specifications, features or even any timeline for a launch or so.
The next big or rather small thing coming from the company is the 338 cc motorcycle, powered by a 338 cc engine, but instead of the traditional V-twin engines Harley-Davidson bikes are known for, this time around it is expected to be a parallel-twin engine, and is believed to be based on the Benelli 302S. For reference, the Benelli 302 is powered by a 300 cc, parallel-twin engine with 38 bhp of maximum power at 11,500 rpm and 26.5 Nm of peak torque at 10,000 rpm.