It was a Sunday afternoon. My neighbor had just gotten his first motorcycle and was showing it off by giving rides to the neighborhood kids. I was third in line to hop on the back of his bike and couldn’t have been more nervous. My mom hadn’t been keen on the idea of a middle schooler on a motorcycle but this wasn’t just any bike, this was a Harley-Davidson: sleek, stylish, and eternally badass.
From my first ride forward, I became a motorcycle junkie and Harley-Davidson Motor Company took the honors of becoming my go-to metric for “everything cool”. (If you can believe it, I had a black leather moto jacket when I was 10 or 11 years old emblazoned with an enormous Harley-Davidson logo. I wore it almost every day!) While I haven’t taken the plunge and purchased myself a motorcycle, I do stay fairly up-to-date on news coming from the industry. When Harley-Davidson asked if I wanted to be part of the team revealing their newest initiative fusing technology and art, I jumped at the opportunity.
Harley-Davidson is releasing their first electric motorcycle – aptly named Project LiveWire – which reflects the tradition of the brand’s consistency to lead innovation in its 111-year history. The bike offers a visceral riding experience by giving riders an unmistakable new sound and tire-shredding acceleration. Personally, I think this motorcycle is incredibly handsome with its sleek body and fashion-forward features… You’d certainly be the most stylish in a motorcycle gang!
Harley-Davidson will kick off a 2014 U.S. tour with a journey down Route 66 and will visit more than 30 Harley-Davidson dealerships now through the end of the year. If you want to know more about this incredible new electric motorcycle, be sure to check out their website or Facebook for more information. Or you can follow the hashtag #ProjectLiveWire on Twitter and Instagram.
This post was sponsored in collaboration with the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. All opinions and views expressed here within are my own.
Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.