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Peter Fonda goes electric — on a Harley-Davidson LiveWire

Posted December 10th, 2014

Peter Fonda goes electric — on a Harley-Davidson LiveWire

Peter Fonda suited up and slung his leg over the LiveWire, a prototype electric superbike from Harley-Davidson.

In seconds, he was gone, shouting as he left, “I love it! This is fantastic!”

Making his first pass, he threw a smile and a thumbs-up, then shot off again.

When he’d made two more passes and slid to a stop, he said his only thoughts, during the first lap, were, “This is a blast — I don’t wanna drop it! This is so smooth — I don’t wanna drop it!”

This is the same Fonda who, as the star and co-writer of the classic road movie “Easy Rider,” put the chopper on the American cultural map and made motorcycling a mainstream activity.

In five minutes, he’d gone electric.

Weeks earlier, during an interview with the Los Angeles Times about an upcoming auction sale of a vintage Harley-Davidson purported to be the last of the “Easy Rider” motorcycles, he had suddenly changed the topic and started talking about the modern-day Harleys. 

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