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Harley-Davidson cooperates with a motorcycle manufacturer from Taiwan, Kymco, to make electric motorcycles. Where, scooter manufacturers will provide technical resources, and logistics capabilities.

Actually, Harley Davidson has owned an electric motorcycle brand called LiveWire since 2019. However, until now the brand has not penetrated the automotive industry. By cooperating with Kymco, the opportunity for the LiveWire brand is opened again and it will become a sub-brand of Harley Davidson.

According to the news, Kymco or Kwang Yang Motor Co., Ltd. stands for this will have a role in the engineering and production of Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles in the future. Where, this big motorcycle manufacturer from the United States will first collect a fee of IDR 7.8 trillion this year.

According to Harley-Davidson, Kymco will contribute resources in engineering, manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, including global logistics capabilities.

With a production target of reaching 100,000 electric motorcycles by 2026, the manufacturing process will be carried out on a modular platform currently used by car brands such as Toyota or Volkswagen.

Furthermore, Kymco will own a 4% stake in the LiveWire brand, with Harley-Davidson fully controlling it and manufacturing in the United States.

H-D and Kymco are rumored to be making a deal in the first half of 2022. Later, the LiveWire brand will focus on the Europa market, where electric motors are very well received. There will be Kymco’s biggest challenge, leveraging and paving the way for new brands.

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