Harley-Davidson to launch electric motorcycles in Japan around 2024


Harley-Davidson Inc. will launch electric motorcycles in Japan as early as 2024, its chief executive said Friday, as the American manufacturer seeks to secure a foothold in the growing all-electric two-wheeler market in the country.

“There is a long-term transition from combustion (engines) to whatever the technology is going to be,” CEO Jochen Zeitz said in an interview with Kyodo News. “We want to be a pioneer” in the transition.

The products will be sold under LiveWire Group Inc., the company’s electric motorcycle division, which was spun off in 2022 but remains under its control, Zeitz sai...

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