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Harley's New Electric Bike Sounds Like A Demonic Jet

Project Livewire is Harley Davidson's latest bike concept, an all electric rolling market study intended to teach Harley about what the public wants in its bike of the future. They're planning to tour the country starting on Route 66, something you'll definitely want to check out because it sounds awesomely like a jet engine from a futuristic hell.

Seriously. It might not have the thunder that's been so distinctively Harley for over a century, but it certainly has its own menacing sound.

That's no accident, according to Senior Vice President Mark-Hans Richer. "The sound is a distinct part of the thrill," said Richer. "Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier. Project LiveWire’s unique sound was designed to differentiate it from internal combustion and other electric motorcycles on the market."

They're not releasing specs yet, other than promises to convert your tires into clouds of smoke, but you don't have to be an engineer to see that the bike is chock full of sporting intentions.

Then again, if you are an engineer, you'll notice that the motor sits within a single-piece frame—it's not bolted, bonded, or welded together—to increase rigidity and enhance the ride and performance.

Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He's actually cool with the sound of this bike, but wishes Harley would make a cruiser version as well.