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A few posts ago I wrote my thought on the new electric motorcycles that Harley Davidson is bringing to market in the next couple years.  Now there is more information available and that got me thinking. (RUN for the hills) 

First a little catch up for those that might have missed it.  Harley Davidson has invested in Alta Motors whose claim to fame is alta motorsthe Redshift MX (the equivalent of a 250cc motocross bike) that has won some of the Red Bull Straight Rhythm races.  Alta also has SuperMoto bike, but I did not see it on their website. Alta and Harley are going to work together to bring two electric motorcycles to market under the Harley colors.  The name of the new bike(s) is Revelation. 

Now here is where my Revelation comes in! 

I was thinking that this would be an interesting twist on the Harley Davidson involvement with American Flat Track.  Harleyflat track does not have any motorcycles in the singles Flat Track series. Soooooo 

Why not enter a Harley team on the new electric motorcycles?  Could you not see Shayna Texter and Kolby “Flying Tomato” Carlile wining on Harley electric bikes?

BUT WAIT… There’s more! 

During this week’s DawgHouse Motorcycle Radio podcast (show #453), my buddy Phil tossed a greater even better idea out before I could even get started, and I fully agreed with his idea! 

Harley Davidson should run an exhibition race between the heats at “SUPERCROSS”  for me…. MIND BLOWN.  Phil hit ama-supercross-logo-vector-downloadthis out of the park.

Yes, Harley has not had dirt bikes for years.  BUT WHY NOT!  What a way to get a product (already proven) in front of people and get them thinking of Harley electric motorcycles. If they are talking about your electric dirt bikes they may come in to see your electric street bikes!

What would you think about seeing 20 of the top amateur supercross riders racing on identical dirt bikes with the Harley name?  On national TV every week for the entire Supercross season, with commercials for their electric motorcycles sprinkled about.

As I see it… what the heck… do both!  Harley Davidson electric motorcycles racing Flat Track and doing exhibition Supercross racing WOW!!!

What do you guys think? (I reserve the right to poo-poo on any negative comments 😊 )

  1. MarylandMoto says:

    It would be awesome if AFT incorporates electrics and I think an electric “street tracker” style bike is possible. But, since Harley hasn’t fully bought Alta, I think a direct competitor to the current MX and supermoto models is unlikely. Alternatively, they could be the first to market with an electric cruiser/touring bike…

  2. Sounds like a plan to me and why not. One of the major manufacturers needs to grasp the electric opportunity, why not H-D?

  3. Bob says:

    One of the moto manufacturers has to get the snowball moving downhill. Zero Motorcycles is entrenched in the electric moto game, but they don’t have the money or marketing depth that HD has. IF Harley jumps in with both wheels, AND the building of infrastructure for electric vehicles picks up speed, AND battery charge life is increased (which is happening rapidly), we will see the Japanese and German players really get serious with electric bike manufacture. This will, in my opinion, get new, young riders into the fold and give the moto industry a much needed shot in the arm. Go for it Harley!

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