However, Harley is entering the scene with the LiveWire in the end of the market that has essentially no sales, and one where technical realities make it difficult to build an e-motorcycle that will satisfy most customers. According to the charts that Harley showed the Wall Street folk, there were less than 1,000 high-power electric motorcycles sold in 2017 in the US and Europe combined, and only 5,000 to 6,000 mid-power e-motorcycles sold. The LiveWire, which Harley first introduced in June 2014 to the press as a very-well developed prototype, falls into that high-power range. Estimates at the time suggested the LiveWire had 72 hp, but with an electric drivetrain’s typical high-and-wide torque curve providing blistering 0-to-60-mph acceleration. But the difficulty with high-power electric motorcycles is always range, as their owners generally expect to be able to take them on highways just like any other motorcycle.