Peter Fonda goes electric — on a Harley-Davidson LiveWire
Posted December 10th, 2014
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.