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Harley-Davidson to temporarily halt production of LiveWire electric motorcycle

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 18:03:33-04

MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson has temporarily stopped production of its LiveWire electric motorcycles after quality tests revealed a “non-standard condition” in the bikes, the Milwaukee-based company said Monday.

“We recently discovered a non-standard condition during a final quality check; stopped production and deliveries; and began additional testing and analysis, which is progressing well. We are in close contact with our LiveWire dealers and customers and have assured them they can continue to ride LiveWire motorcycles. As usual, we’re keeping high quality as our top priority,” the company said in a statement.

The Wall Street Journal, citing an internal company memo, reported the problem is with the bikes' charging systems.