The Wall Street Journal reported earlier Monday that Harley told some of its dealers last week it was suspending output as it conducted tests on the bike's charging mechanism, citing a memo from Chief Operating Officer Michelle Kumbier.
Harley-Davidson was expected to introduce the LiveWire in India in 2020 but now with the production suspended, we believe it'll get further delayed.
The charging issue, says Harley, does not compromise the safety of the LiveWire to operate.
The company's sales were down more than six per cent in the second quarter of this year. Still, the LiveWire represents Harley's halo product within the electric space, with other electrics to come in the pipeline.
Additional testing to diagnose and rectify the issue has begun but there is no word from the manufacturer as to when the the production will resume.
"As we lead in the electrification of motorcycles, we have delivered our first LiveWire motorcycles to authorized LiveWire dealers".
A charging problem has caused Harley-Davidson to temporarily idle production of its LiveWire electric motorcycle. The existing customers are assured that they can continue to ride their bikes. "As usual, we're keeping high quality as our top priority", the company said in a statement.