LiveWire launching two S2 Del Mar variants for UK and Europe
The S2 Del Mar Launch Edition will precede the bike's mass-production model.
LiveWire, renowned for its cutting-edge electric motorcycles, has officially disclosed its strategic roadmap for introducing the S2 Del Mar model in the UK and three prominent European countries. As LiveWire's second electric motorcycle, the Del Mar stands out as the most affordable option in their lineup at the time of this announcement. It's worth noting that LiveWire became an independent entity after separating from its parent company, Harley-Davidson, following a SPAC merger in early 2022.
The S2 Del Mar Launch Edition
Following a pattern previously established with the LiveWire One, LiveWire is launching the S2 Del Mar in two distinct phases. First in line is the exclusive S2 Del Mar Launch Edition, a limited release, to be succeeded shortly by the mass-produced S2 Del Mar model. Reservations for the S2 Del Mar Launch Edition will commence at 4 p.m. Central European Time (equivalent to 10 a.m. Eastern Time) on October 25, 2023. Prospective buyers will be required to place a deposit of either 100 Euros or 100 pounds sterling (roughly $106 or $122) to secure their reservation.
The Power and Performance
The S2 Del Mar boasts an impressive claimed 3.0-second acceleration time from zero to 60 mph and a torque rating of 194 pound-feet. It achieves a top speed of approximately 163 kilometers per hour, equivalent to about 101 miles per hour. With a claimed 84 peak horsepower and 40 continuous horsepower, it's designed to deliver exhilarating rides. To ensure riders can fine-tune their suspension to match their preferences, LiveWire has equipped the S2 Del Mar with a fully adjustable Showa front fork and Showa Free Piston monoshock at the rear.
Unlike the LiveWire One, the LiveWire S2 Del Mar exclusively supports L1 and L2 charging, omitting DC fast charging. This strategy contributes to keeping the costs of the S2 Del Mar more budget-friendly. LiveWire indicates that it takes approximately 5.9 hours to reach 80 percent charge using a standard household plug. Meanwhile, L2 charging reduces this time to a mere 78 minutes. However, it's important to note that real-world charging times may vary depending on individual usage habits.
Delivery Schedule for Europe and the UK
LiveWire has outlined its delivery schedule for the S2 Del Mar in Europe and the UK. The S2 Del Mar Launch Edition bikes are slated for delivery during the first quarter of 2024. Following the release of these limited-edition models, LiveWire will also roll out the regular production version of the S2 Del Mar in the same timeframe. It's worth mentioning that the powertrains for the LiveWire S2 Del Mar are crafted at Harley's factory in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, with the final assembly taking place at Harley's facility in York, Pennsylvania.
A2 License Compatibility
For A2 license holders in Europe and the UK, the LiveWire S2 Del Mar presents an attractive option. Unlike the LiveWire One, the S2 Del Mar complies with A2 licensing requirements. This opens up the opportunity for A2 license holders to experience the thrilling world of LiveWire motorcycles.
Pricing and Color Options
In terms of aesthetics, the LiveWire S2 Del Mar offers three captivating color choices for customers in the UK and Europe. These options include Nimbus Grey, Nightfall Blue, and Asphalt Black. Pricing for the LiveWire S2 Del Mar in Europe and the UK, including applicable value-added tax (VAT), is as follows:
- France: €18,690 (approximately $19,937)
- Germany: €18,490 (about $19,723)
- Netherlands: €18,790 (roughly $20,043)
- UK: £16,990 (equivalent to $20,781)
Stay tuned for the exciting journey as LiveWire introduces its S2 Del Mar model to the eager riders in the UK and Europe, setting a new standard for electric motorcycles in the region.