Up until now, the most important factors surrounding the Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle—other than that Harley is making an electric motorcycle—have been missing or vague.

Now, at a series of first-drive events earlier this week, offering rides to journalists on the production bike—and generally positive impressions, from what we see so far—the company has finally released a full range of specs, like range and power and charge times.

Harley officially rates the Livewire at 146 miles of range in city riding from an air-cooled 15.5 kilowatt-hour battery, which drops to 70 miles on the highway. (The EPA does not test or rate motorcycle efficiency, as it does cars.) That’s about a 7 percent bigger battery than the competitive Zero SR/F , which that company rates at 160 miles in city riding.

The bike can be charged either at Level 1, using a standard wall outlet, or via a DC fast-charge at any CCS-equipped fast charger. Harley announced last week that it will offer first-year buyers the equivalent of 500 kilowatt-hours of free charging with Electrify America. On those fast chargers, the Livewire will charge to 80 percent in 40 minutes or require an hour to take on a full charge.

Harley-Davidson LiveWire charging at Electrify America charging station Harley-Davidson LiveWire charging at Electrify America charging station Harley-Davidson LiveWire charging at Electrify America charging station

Most of the time, riders will probably charge up in their garage, with a cord-set that fits under the seat. It takes between 10 and 11 hours for […]

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