How far can you ride an electric Harley Davidson before sunset?

17 feb 2021
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Motorcycles are fantastic machines for grand touring, but what happens when you replace the internal combustion engine with an electric powertrain? Tim - starting in the south of England - has set himself the challenge of travelling as far as he possibly can before the sun sets using a Harley Davidson Livewire, the brand's first electric motorcycle. This is what went down...
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  • Hey everyone! Thanks for the kind comments. I'm doing bike reviews on there 'ere channel (from which I'm commenting), and I do loooads of DriveTribey car reviews on Tim Rodie Drives Stuff. Come join in the amateurish nonsense.

    Tim Rodie Rides MotorbikesTim Rodie Rides Motorbikes16 dögum síðan
    • @Si Raff yeah 4 hours if you go 71 flat out, and in the UK you wont get away with that. Ridiculous but true. Even the motorways have been changed to 50mph for miles in the west country 😭

      Sweaty left testiSweaty left testi7 dögum síðan
    • Only thing bad was you showed me pork pie eating when I haven't got one. Otherwise top marks. 287 miles in a day though? Thats probably about 4 hours on a petrol bike.

      Si RaffSi Raff14 dögum síðan
    • @Richard Ingram Thanks babes

      Tim Rodie Rides MotorbikesTim Rodie Rides Motorbikes14 dögum síðan
    • You're an awesome presenter 👍🏼

      Lam RaliangLam Raliang14 dögum síðan
    • Awesome video. 👌

      IA AljabaryIA Aljabary14 dögum síðan
  • I like the orange of the bike!

    Megumi TMegumi TDegi Síðan síðan
  • I'm sorry: but I gave up around 6 minutes in. Seems the clip is basically about some unknown, bearded bald dude, with no on screen presence nor personality, stuffing his face all day: this is quite dreary and has very limited appeal.

    James D Spader FJames D Spader FDegi Síðan síðan
  • You can do this, but not for long

    Just SayingJust Saying2 dögum síðan
  • Very entertaining presenter! He should do a food shows!

    yevheniy smakovskyyyevheniy smakovskyy3 dögum síðan
  • Being a man of york i can agree with how amazing the hog roast wrap is

    LilLewisLilLewis3 dögum síðan
    • I won't lie, after eating it I started looking at places to live in York…

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 dögum síðan
  • What I learned: Electrics can work, But their useless if you don't have time to monkey around getting a recharge every hour('s) or two.

    Robert CraigheadRobert Craighead5 dögum síðan
  • 1. Harley needs an affordable electric option. 2. English food. 😰

    Eleia BarnesEleia Barnes5 dögum síðan
  • I love this guy!! More of this please!!

    8-BITHITZ8-BITHITZ5 dögum síðan
    • Thanks! I do car reviews on this channel

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 dögum síðan
  • Riding a motorcycle is all about unwinding and being stress free, all searching for the next charge point followed by frustration and swearing because the the charger is not working kind of defeats the object of a joyful stress free road trip on a motorcycle. I’ll stick with my combustion engine for now 👍

    Mark DaviesMark Davies5 dögum síðan
    • Agree totally Mark

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 dögum síðan
  • I have to say, a Japanese Yamaha MT-07 easily has 10x the character, nearly double the range, 1/50th the refuel time, 25 mph higher top speed, $22,100 less cost (USD), and so much hooliganism than the HD Liverwire ever will have. Yay to petrol!

    Lifted_AboveLifted_Above5 dögum síðan
    • @Tim Rodie Drives Stuff Faster at legal speeds. But that's hardly reason to buy one.

      Lifted_AboveLifted_Above2 dögum síðan
    • True, but a Livewire is much faster in terms of acceleration! I do love an MT07 though

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 dögum síðan
  • Work harder, get a car

    Jonas A.Jonas A.5 dögum síðan
    • Is the wrong answer

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 dögum síðan
  • I know that other presenters exist and there is nothing wrong with this guy but when Drivetribe has the 3 biggest car content presenters 'in the world' im always left thinking, why arent you presenting the content on your own channel??????

    Anthony JarvisAnthony Jarvis6 dögum síðan
  • 😱 A What? Electric? Blasphemy!

    TheKaiTetleyTheKaiTetley7 dögum síðan
  • Budget Does Not Exceed 73 ¥

    Anvi. AAnvi. A7 dögum síðan
  • Thank you guys for this!

    VV7 dögum síðan
    • No thank you

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 dögum síðan
  • I couldn't tell is this was Foodtrive or Drivetribe. Now I'm hungry.

    kiewanfacekiewanface8 dögum síðan
  • Nope where the sound at?

    Steve GilesSteve Giles8 dögum síðan
  • A two wheeled Hovaround.

    3ducs3ducs8 dögum síðan
  • My ex-wife's vibrators made more noise that that thing.

    3ducs3ducs8 dögum síðan
  • Does this factor in the size of the boombox needed to make all the noise? That's gotta be a big draw on the batteries.

    3ducs3ducs8 dögum síðan
  • Thats got to be dangerous driving a motorcycle with no noise.

    Chris BarthChris Barth8 dögum síðan
  • An electric Harley is not worthy of having the Harley name. 85% of what makes a Harley great, is the sound.

    ChristianChristian9 dögum síðan
  • this was a joy to watch!

    Matthew BurgMatthew Burg9 dögum síðan
    • Cheers!

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 dögum síðan
  • The lack of range and infrastructure really put me off, stickin to gasolina till then

    NekminuteNekminute9 dögum síðan
  • This is great! Just like my road trips, eating all the local "foods" and riding a bit.

    GaiusGaius9 dögum síðan
    • 100%. I miss my european biking holidays and filling up on French pastries

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 dögum síðan
  • How did you managed to make a motorcycle clip this mind numbing boring?!

    mocioclistumocioclistu9 dögum síðan
  • The Harley and Rivian trucks did well on Long Way Up. They did have to charge by Diesel generators cos of low output household outlets. Also, do yal really not wear masks in crowded spaces in public? Here S.Africa it has become so normal I cringe a bit seeing your citizens walking around unmasked in a town centre 🙈

    Toms' Creative SelepeToms' Creative Selepe9 dögum síðan
  • Nice bike, but there is just one thing missing from that that bike: Noise. A bike always needs to be heard in a tunnel.

    Carlo SinghCarlo Singh10 dögum síðan
  • So you can make a day trip of it. Its just not convenient, unless you actually have somewhere to be. But if you are tourist, its hardly an imposition at all.

    DocWolphDocWolph11 dögum síðan
  • Great segment! Plan ahead, drive to food and charge, then drive home.

    magicsammymagicsammy11 dögum síðan
  • That classic Harley sound that OMGs love. A sale winner.

    Vince BagusauskasVince Bagusauskas11 dögum síðan
  • Didn't even know long way up existed until I just watched this. I'm definitely interested in watching it now.

    teknikal6969teknikal696911 dögum síðan
  • What helmet camera was that? I'm looking for one, and am paralysed by choice.

    Tony CruickshankTony Cruickshank11 dögum síðan
  • Can you imagine going to 3 or 4 fuel stations every time you needed petrol or diesel. The charging grid need to improve massively for electric vechicles.

    Chris WallaceChris Wallace11 dögum síðan
  • irritaiting tuuat- but that was not enough- salad cream with a pork pie! pantene, you need hair

    b sab sa11 dögum síðan
  • This electric bike with it's low battery range seems to be more suitable for the foodtribe channel, you will be more eating than driving...

    Daniel SchmidtDaniel Schmidt11 dögum síðan
  • He was doing more eating than riding 😂

    Sam GordonSam Gordon11 dögum síðan
    • @Tim Rodie Drives Stuff it made me feel hungry 😂

      Sam GordonSam Gordon2 dögum síðan
    • Sadly the editors thought that was more entertaining

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 dögum síðan
  • Odd not hearing the rumble of an engine

    MACurtisMACurtis11 dögum síðan
  • Eat, enjoy food. Don’t take a bite out of something and throw it out. It’s food

    Ziad JoumaaZiad Joumaa12 dögum síðan
  • Fantastic video, more of this type!!!! Also more on the electric hardly davidson

    Jacob RasmussenJacob Rasmussen12 dögum síðan
    • There's more on my bike channel (Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes)

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 dögum síðan
  • This is so dowl, dowl dowl, I want to be a lion tamer

    Paddle ShiftPaddle Shift12 dögum síðan
  • Dull an dumb..learned nowt apart from tired pie jokes..yawn

    Dan MurphyDan Murphy13 dögum síðan
    • Alright Dan

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 dögum síðan
  • I'm confused... DRIVETRIBE posted a FOODTRIBE video!?! (well there's no car content, and lots of food reviews, so... )

    Canadian RocketboyCanadian Rocketboy13 dögum síðan
  • This is still better than new top gear

    dirt boi domdirt boi dom13 dögum síðan
  • Nice job and entertaining but every time I wanted to hear how the bike sounded, you cue up the music loud over the electric motor noise.

    tg1tg113 dögum síðan
    • There's more on the bike over on Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes on YT

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 dögum síðan
  • Holy snowflakes batman

    Ian ManghamIan Mangham13 dögum síðan
  • Man the drivetribe community is so amazing it should be illegal

    KracOmi MusicKracOmi Music13 dögum síðan
    • True that

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 dögum síðan

    Edoardo MigliavaccaEdoardo Migliavacca13 dögum síðan
  • Salad cream works with everything, including mint Aero...FACT!

    Simon PortlockSimon Portlock13 dögum síðan
  • I'd pick the burrito over the Livewire every time.

    alliwantedwasapepsialliwantedwasapepsi13 dögum síðan
  • More contents about motorcycle please!!!!!!!!!!¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

    Cheng ZhangCheng Zhang13 dögum síðan
  • Nice video, thanks. What actually scares me is how silent the bike is. Cars already ignore bikers and it's a dangerous life, but if we remove the sound (one of the only things capable to attract attention), it starts to be really scary. At least for me.

    Saturnas TrisdesimseptiniSaturnas Trisdesimseptini13 dögum síðan
  • NO, NOT YET, REALLY?....So i got your attention, i'd hope......this electric bike seems fine for sure, what does that bike cost? How did it feel? Real world problems other than charging points? These interest me. Look forward to your feedback.

    Allan W.PAllan W.P14 dögum síðan
  • Loved this video, but what about that soundtrack at the end? It blew my mind! What is it?

    Bogdan MarkovicBogdan Markovic14 dögum síðan
  • Salad cream goes with everything

    Pimped Mobility ProjectPimped Mobility Project14 dögum síðan
  • Also you doing is eating than ridding bike

    Guy ParhamGuy Parham14 dögum síðan
  • How was the bike?

    Dave WalshDave Walsh14 dögum síðan
  • Thought this was about the bike not food

    anthony porteranthony porter14 dögum síðan
  • What was the total cost of the journey ?

    David Cox-rogersDavid Cox-rogers14 dögum síðan
  • Enjoyed this far more than I thought I was going too. It’s like a budget grand tour special

    Finlay BulloughFinlay Bullough14 dögum síðan
  • Is it supposed to be added culture or something the food thing ? , I clicked to hear about Bikes .

    mr Fairsthename7mr Fairsthename714 dögum síðan
  • There are more dismal industrial estates in Patagonia than in Manchester...typical southerner that thinks anything north of North London is akin to the Outer Hebrides...

    felipe367felipe36714 dögum síðan
  • Wholly impractical range for anything but short range commuting. You’re not really enjoying a bike ride or scenery, you are more accurately managing the transport of an inadequate battery system from one charge station to another. And unless you have lots of spare time to stay with your bike while it’s charging, or it’s in a dead safe area, then the charging process will end up dominating your day. Long way up barely got 70 miles in the cold too. No thanks. HD, come back to us when you’ve got a bike that has comparable range and refuel time to an ICE bike. Say 300 km and a 10 minute charge. As it is IMHO this bike is an expensive joke for virtue signallers.

    CPT IvanitchyanusCPT Ivanitchyanus14 dögum síðan
  • Like for the sound guy! :'-D

    Alex NorrisAlex Norris14 dögum síðan
  • All those broken chargers does not make me even contemplate an electric bike. I fuel my Indian and ride away and eat when I'm hungry not while I wait 45 minute per refuel NOTE : Range was not mentioned for people outside of UK we have no concept of distance between your recharges. One would think this was left out on purpose for some reason. As range anxiety on electric vehicles is always a problem. Especially bikes that are weight constrained. Strange I would think Harley Davidson didn't want it mentioned. NO Drivetribe would never bow to such outside influence or would they.

    Daryl NicklenDaryl Nicklen14 dögum síðan
  • 287 miles. Oh dear. How long were you actually riding for, how long did you spend trying to find a working charger, and how long did you spend charging?

    GingerPistonGingerPiston14 dögum síðan
  • Eye opener, how can people go electric if your infrastructure is so far behind

    Vince WVince W14 dögum síðan
  • I like this guy.

    Andrean RakkaAndrean Rakka14 dögum síðan
  • What’s the total distance travelled and what’s the avg distance per charge for this journey?

    HJ ShoonHJ Shoon14 dögum síðan
  • Great video guys. I would like to know how much regenerative braking supplemented the pre departure range. Constant speed, like a dual carriageway, is the electric vehicles nemesis, virtually no regen. At night the range has to be compromised by lighting too. One last thing, these Electric Hogs are freaking xpnsv.

    Stu TrotterStu Trotter14 dögum síðan
  • Boring! It's not a Harley if the engine doesn't roar.

    Helga SchneiderHelga Schneider14 dögum síðan
  • Fitting you went to York since the bike was also made in York.

    Cipher160Cipher16014 dögum síðan
  • I rode one of these a few months back and it was a lot of fun. IMO it needs two things tp make it better. 1st, they need to make it available in cruiser style like the softail. 2nd, It needs sound effects. I'm thinking it should sound like the speeder bikes from Star Wars (it almost does anyway), or a TIE fighter! LOL. Some folks have enough difficulty seeing us motorcyclists as it is, making us silent could just make it worse.

    knytrydr73knytrydr7314 dögum síðan
  • I like the concept but I dont like the thought of leaving my motorcycle to charge and them coming back to find it nicked. If thieves want something, there is no equipment thatll stop them from getting it

    Jamie JukesJamie Jukes14 dögum síðan
  • 1- How far would a petrol bike reach for the same time? vs. 2- What were your charging costs? and 3- how much does it cost to buy one? I mean come on so-called "drive tribe"! we all know that electric bikes work, there are literally hundreds of channels showing this for EVs and bikes - you need to be a bit more useful in your videos.

    Auspishos SkverillAuspishos Skverill14 dögum síðan
  • Where's James? Was that motorcycle VLOG audio dubbed?

    Clay BearmanClay Bearman14 dögum síðan
  • Ah yes, to become an owner of an EV because there isn't enough anxiety in life already, add on that of always worrying about finding a charging spot before you're left on the side of the road. I can guarantee Ewan McGregor didn't have this worry as he undoubtedly had an off camera support vehicle equipped with a diesel powered portable charging point.

    BG HoodyBG Hoody14 dögum síðan
  • It’s ironic really that harleys best looking bike is electric.

    altypeRRaltypeRR14 dögum síðan
    • And best riding…

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff14 dögum síðan
  • That was great. Thanks! More rides and pork pies!

    Reynaldo Dumalos Santos Jr.Reynaldo Dumalos Santos Jr.14 dögum síðan
  • Who wants an electric Harley ffs..

    Nasty business.Nasty business.14 dögum síðan
  • What a beautiful bike! (And sooo quiet!) I hope all the bikers in my area buy one in the next ten years! 👍🇬🇧

    Phil TuckerPhil Tucker14 dögum síðan
  • The guy in the striped shirt at the pub and the sound guy on the crew both look like 50 year old preteens

    Armchair RacerArmchair Racer14 dögum síðan
  • looks so bad when a fat middle aged guy tries to look young. less heinz would be better. that gut....

    asas14 dögum síðan
    • Cool thanks

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff14 dögum síðan
  • How far can you drive a sportster?

    Grant BierlmeierGrant Bierlmeier14 dögum síðan
  • 6 ads and 3 commercial breaks in an 11 minute film. Mostly a film of a mouth breather stuffing his face with meat pies. Also about 20 seconds total of footage of the bike. 👎

    Dan BurksDan Burks14 dögum síðan
  • That poor pork pie didn’t see that coming...

    Adam SimperAdam Simper14 dögum síðan
  • Electric and Harley Davidson said no one ever in one sentence...

    NemesisNemesis14 dögum síðan
  • Do you require any amendments to your licenses

    Douglas CooperDouglas Cooper14 dögum síðan
  • Why not plug into the pub? Pubs should give free charges.

    Mladen MilićMladen Milić14 dögum síðan
  • literally the bike no Harley rider would ever want, less popular than their attempt at water cooling even

    John OoyenJohn Ooyen14 dögum síðan
  • That was a real anticlimax. Just as you head off at the start on the bike, the music starts- the bike has zero soul. I ride a Sportster in crazy city traffic in Phnom Penh, but with the music of a proper engine. Add on the dearth of charging stations, and the wait time, I just can’t see this taking off just yet. For me electric vehicles need interchangeable batteries that are as easy as 123 to pull up, change, ride off. The charging station recharges empty batteries for the next customer, etc. Still, making your own music, meh.. :)

    Anthony PerkinsAnthony Perkins14 dögum síðan
  • You'd definitely want to keep your finger ready on the horn whenever you're in traffic. General traffic is bad enough at noticing noisy motorcycles let alone silent ones.

    Sam BowmerSam Bowmer14 dögum síðan
  • Eating British cuisine with 99% carb, talking to the crew on camera, this guy is a true disciple of James May

    Daniel WangDaniel Wang14 dögum síðan
  • This video was a waste of time. I'm not subscribed to food tribe for a reason.

    Ryzza5Ryzza514 dögum síðan
  • No wonder the English are always unhappy if this is the food they have there.

    Shane BradmanShane Bradman14 dögum síðan
  • A very expensive commuter vehicle. I guess if I won the lottery...

    KLR-ZoomieKLR-Zoomie14 dögum síðan
  • Now for something completely different... Yet very familiar. This reminds me of Clarkson's drive across the south of England to beat the sunrise. I welcome this quite a lot.

    Riley MundtRiley Mundt15 dögum síðan
  • Big Clarkson vibes from this guy. Well done!

    Ben HalliganBen Halligan15 dögum síðan
  • But where is the oil going to leak from?

    onebladeproponebladeprop15 dögum síðan