How far can you ride an electric Harley Davidson before sunset?

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Motorcycles are fantastic machines for grand touring, but what happens when you replace the internal combustion engine with an electric powertrain? Tim - starting in the south of England - has set himself the challenge of travelling as far as he possibly can before the sun sets using a Harley Davidson Livewire, the brand's first electric motorcycle. This is what went down...
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  • Hey everyone! Thanks for the kind comments. I'm doing bike reviews on there 'ere channel (from which I'm commenting), and I do loooads of DriveTribey car reviews on Tim Rodie Drives Stuff. Come join in the amateurish nonsense.

    Tim Rodie Rides MotorbikesTim Rodie Rides Motorbikes2 kuukautta sitten
    • @Si Raff yeah 4 hours if you go 71 flat out, and in the UK you wont get away with that. Ridiculous but true. Even the motorways have been changed to 50mph for miles in the west country 😭

      theboi2002theboi20022 kuukautta sitten
    • Only thing bad was you showed me pork pie eating when I haven't got one. Otherwise top marks. 287 miles in a day though? Thats probably about 4 hours on a petrol bike.

      Si RaffSi Raff2 kuukautta sitten
    • @Richard Ingram Thanks babes

      Tim Rodie Rides MotorbikesTim Rodie Rides Motorbikes2 kuukautta sitten
    • You're an awesome presenter 👍🏼

      Lam RaliangLam Raliang2 kuukautta sitten
    • Awesome video. 👌

      IA AljabaryIA Aljabary2 kuukautta sitten
  • Something weird about seeing a Harley set off without deafening several people nearby. Still, it's great to see them willing to innovate.

    AstandaneAstandane2 päivää sitten
  • What a legend

    Toby CorfieldToby Corfield17 päivää sitten
  • Brown sauce on pork pie! although will give salad cream a try! Videos like this really dont sell electric cars or bikes, ill stick to my petrol bike and V6 car at the moment.

    Andrew Jay BarrattAndrew Jay Barratt18 päivää sitten
  • amuzing at the very least, well worth the watch, cheers

    Mike MasonMike MasonUukausi sitten
  • So Jealous. I moved to Australia in the millennium. And the only pork pies I have found are occasionally in supermarket deli’s and are small and frozen And the Heinz salad cream is in small glass bottles. Not a decent sized squeeze bottle I am just going to have to move back It is decidedly unacceptable to keep putting up with the pain of poor substitutes. Btw. When you were in York you should’ve tried the pork pies there. I remember a butcher in the city centre close to where you got ur Yorkshire pudding. And they used to win prizes for their pork pies. And the Harley. Well I wouldn’t say no to that one but half the joy of a Harley is the sound of the twin thumping down the road. Just saying

    Nick HempsallNick HempsallUukausi sitten
  • The idea that you have to plan your entire route around the range of an EV, then spend 30 percent of your journey waiting for it to charge just reminds me why I NEVER want to leave gasoline.

    Khắc cảnh lêKhắc cảnh lêUukausi sitten
  • Pork Pies need brown sauce, NOT salad cream.

    Chris MillerChris MillerUukausi sitten
  • Whats the real world range? I'd imagine it's atleast 20 miles less if you are running at the national speed limit for most of the journey.

    Liam DouglasLiam DouglasUukausi sitten
  • About 4.

    Liam DouglasLiam DouglasUukausi sitten
  • A Harley that runs on purely electricity I’m sorry that isn’t a Harley

    Luke JPLuke JPUukausi sitten
  • We have Yorkshire pudding all the time. #MURCA

    Al DavenAl DavenUukausi sitten
  • About 90% of this video was about food, rather than the bike.

    Matthew MardrosiansMatthew Mardrosians2 kuukautta sitten
    • I know right - but most car people aren’t bikers! Check out this channel where you’ll regret wanting me to talk more about bikes

      Tim Rodie Rides MotorbikesTim Rodie Rides Motorbikes23 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍

    Walter BurtonWalter Burton2 kuukautta sitten
  • You should try a bike that runs on petrol. I do believe there are 'charging' stations everywhere and it only takes a couple of minutes. That way you can also keep up with your mates who beat you to the destination by a couple of days.

    The Hairy GolferThe Hairy Golfer2 kuukautta sitten
    • Tell me more...

      Tim Rodie Rides MotorbikesTim Rodie Rides Motorbikes23 päivää sitten
  • 6:06 at this point I was half expecting him to pull out the salad cream

    Bazinga!Bazinga!2 kuukautta sitten
  • I never understood why Britain had such a bad charging network. I’d honestly expect the opposite

    Dave MarshallDave Marshall2 kuukautta sitten
  • Charge points are like phone boxes, they exist but they’re all vandalised 🤦🏻‍♂️

    First Name Second NameFirst Name Second Name2 kuukautta sitten
  • There are of course other brands of salad cream available...🤣

    fred crolyfred croly2 kuukautta sitten
    • Yeah, heathen ones

      Tim Rodie Rides MotorbikesTim Rodie Rides Motorbikes2 kuukautta sitten
  • Tom would try the food.

    Matt BlankMatt Blank2 kuukautta sitten
  • The crew never wants his food.

    Jackson and Will PerelmanJackson and Will Perelman2 kuukautta sitten
  • When that sound man eat the food 😂😂

    Fraser WilsonFraser Wilson2 kuukautta sitten
  • What was your weight before and after finishing this trip and video filming?

    Georgio BitarGeorgio Bitar2 kuukautta sitten
    • @Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes after I got my bike I had to lose weight and stay fit a bit.

      Georgio BitarGeorgio Bitar2 kuukautta sitten
    • Fat and, uh, fat

      Tim Rodie Rides MotorbikesTim Rodie Rides Motorbikes2 kuukautta sitten
  • That was pretty cool. Thanks for not preaching climate change and just enjoying the ride.

    LJK KingLJK King2 kuukautta sitten
  • More bikes!

    Martim SoaresMartim Soares2 kuukautta sitten
    • Rumour has it there are some on my bike channel ;)

      Tim Rodie Rides MotorbikesTim Rodie Rides Motorbikes2 kuukautta sitten
  • I wish Motorbike engine sound distinct since it's very useless and annoying neigbours.

    Here HereHere Here2 kuukautta sitten
  • The charge time and price on this bike are insane. Insane. They can't even beat Zero motorcycles in range. They cost 2-3x as much. And they charge as slow as I've ever seen. And I own an I3. The fact they turned this into a food show tells you all you need to know. I've owned a few Harleys. Once they announced this price I was OUT.

    TheBajaminTheBajamin2 kuukautta sitten
  • Popover filled with stewed meat and veggies sounds pretty awesome to me.

    Jay HomJay Hom2 kuukautta sitten
  • Lived at NE for 7 years, never heard of Bakewell. Or Bakelate..

    Danny THE DogDanny THE Dog2 kuukautta sitten
  • 3 hours spent charging?

    Hercule HolmesHercule Holmes2 kuukautta sitten
  • British food will never make sense to me.

    World KatWorld Kat2 kuukautta sitten
  • In this epidode ... Drivetribe meets Foodtribe where the crew are a couple of Lucys who want none of the food being consumed.

    VaughanVaughan2 kuukautta sitten
  • Yeah, the "adventure" was trying to find a place to recharge your 2-wheel golf cart... Back in the early '80s, I can remember driving about 1200 miles across the eastern half of the US on a bike that only got around 100 miles on a tank due to reduced fuel economy because of a large frame mounted touring fairing plus it only had a small gas tank. Back then, the gas stations along the interstate highway system were not open 24x7, so at one point, I ended up sleeping in front of a gas pump until the station opened up the next morning because I was pretty sure that I did not have enough fuel to make it to the next town. Your experience with the electric bike is even worse since there are less places to recharge and even if you find one, you're not guaranteed that it will be working or the cable will be there that will work on your bike. I'll stay with my dino-juice powered vehicles...

    Jake BlantonJake Blanton2 kuukautta sitten
  • By the end of the trip the man would become twice as fat as an American.

    PissMyAss LynchPissMyAss Lynch2 kuukautta sitten
  • I like the orange of the bike!

    Megumi TMegumi T2 kuukautta sitten
  • I'm sorry: but I gave up around 6 minutes in. Seems the clip is basically about some unknown, bearded bald dude, with no on screen presence nor personality, stuffing his face all day: this is quite dreary and has very limited appeal.

    James D Spader FJames D Spader F2 kuukautta sitten
    • Thanks James!

      Tim Rodie Rides MotorbikesTim Rodie Rides Motorbikes2 kuukautta sitten
  • You can do this, but not for long

    Just SayingJust Saying2 kuukautta sitten
  • Very entertaining presenter! He should do a food shows!

    yevheniy smakovskyyyevheniy smakovskyy2 kuukautta sitten
  • Being a man of york i can agree with how amazing the hog roast wrap is

    LilLewisLilLewis2 kuukautta sitten
    • I won't lie, after eating it I started looking at places to live in York…

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 kuukautta sitten
  • What I learned: Electrics can work, But their useless if you don't have time to monkey around getting a recharge every hour('s) or two.

    Robert CraigheadRobert Craighead2 kuukautta sitten
  • 1. Harley needs an affordable electric option. 2. English food. 😰

    Eleia BarnesEleia Barnes2 kuukautta sitten
  • I love this guy!! More of this please!!

    8-BITHITZ8-BITHITZ2 kuukautta sitten
    • Thanks! I do car reviews on this channel

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 kuukautta sitten
  • Riding a motorcycle is all about unwinding and being stress free, all searching for the next charge point followed by frustration and swearing because the the charger is not working kind of defeats the object of a joyful stress free road trip on a motorcycle. I’ll stick with my combustion engine for now 👍

    Mark DaviesMark Davies2 kuukautta sitten
    • Agree totally Mark

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 kuukautta sitten
  • I have to say, a Japanese Yamaha MT-07 easily has 10x the character, nearly double the range, 1/50th the refuel time, 25 mph higher top speed, $22,100 less cost (USD), and so much hooliganism than the HD Liverwire ever will have. Yay to petrol!

    Lifted_AboveLifted_Above2 kuukautta sitten
    • @Tim Rodie Drives Stuff Faster at legal speeds. But that's hardly reason to buy one.

      Lifted_AboveLifted_Above2 kuukautta sitten
    • True, but a Livewire is much faster in terms of acceleration! I do love an MT07 though

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 kuukautta sitten
  • Work harder, get a car

    Jonas A.Jonas A.2 kuukautta sitten
    • Is the wrong answer

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 kuukautta sitten
  • I know that other presenters exist and there is nothing wrong with this guy but when Drivetribe has the 3 biggest car content presenters 'in the world' im always left thinking, why arent you presenting the content on your own channel??????

    Anthony JarvisAnthony Jarvis2 kuukautta sitten
  • 😱 A What? Electric? Blasphemy!

    TheKaiTetleyTheKaiTetley2 kuukautta sitten
  • Budget Does Not Exceed 73 ¥

    Anvi. AAnvi. A2 kuukautta sitten
  • Thank you guys for this!

    VV2 kuukautta sitten
    • No thank you

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 kuukautta sitten
  • I couldn't tell is this was Foodtrive or Drivetribe. Now I'm hungry.

    kiewanfacekiewanface2 kuukautta sitten
  • Nope where the sound at?

    Steve GilesSteve Giles2 kuukautta sitten
  • A two wheeled Hovaround.

    3ducs3ducs2 kuukautta sitten
  • My ex-wife's vibrators made more noise that that thing.

    3ducs3ducs2 kuukautta sitten
  • Does this factor in the size of the boombox needed to make all the noise? That's gotta be a big draw on the batteries.

    3ducs3ducs2 kuukautta sitten
  • Thats got to be dangerous driving a motorcycle with no noise.

    Chris BarthChris Barth2 kuukautta sitten
  • An electric Harley is not worthy of having the Harley name. 85% of what makes a Harley great, is the sound.

    ChristianChristian2 kuukautta sitten
  • this was a joy to watch!

    Matthew BurgMatthew Burg2 kuukautta sitten
    • Cheers!

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 kuukautta sitten
  • The lack of range and infrastructure really put me off, stickin to gasolina till then

    NekminuteNekminute2 kuukautta sitten
  • This is great! Just like my road trips, eating all the local "foods" and riding a bit.

    GaiusGaius2 kuukautta sitten
    • 100%. I miss my european biking holidays and filling up on French pastries

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 kuukautta sitten
  • How did you managed to make a motorcycle clip this mind numbing boring?!

    mocioclistumocioclistu2 kuukautta sitten
  • The Harley and Rivian trucks did well on Long Way Up. They did have to charge by Diesel generators cos of low output household outlets. Also, do yal really not wear masks in crowded spaces in public? Here S.Africa it has become so normal I cringe a bit seeing your citizens walking around unmasked in a town centre 🙈

    Toms' Creative SelepeToms' Creative Selepe2 kuukautta sitten
  • Nice bike, but there is just one thing missing from that that bike: Noise. A bike always needs to be heard in a tunnel.

    Carlo SinghCarlo Singh2 kuukautta sitten
  • So you can make a day trip of it. Its just not convenient, unless you actually have somewhere to be. But if you are tourist, its hardly an imposition at all.

    DocWolphDocWolph2 kuukautta sitten
  • Great segment! Plan ahead, drive to food and charge, then drive home.

    magicsammymagicsammy2 kuukautta sitten
  • That classic Harley sound that OMGs love. A sale winner.

    Vince BagusauskasVince Bagusauskas2 kuukautta sitten
  • Didn't even know long way up existed until I just watched this. I'm definitely interested in watching it now.

    teknikal6969teknikal69692 kuukautta sitten
  • What helmet camera was that? I'm looking for one, and am paralysed by choice.

    Tony CruickshankTony Cruickshank2 kuukautta sitten
  • Can you imagine going to 3 or 4 fuel stations every time you needed petrol or diesel. The charging grid need to improve massively for electric vechicles.

    Chris WallaceChris Wallace2 kuukautta sitten
  • irritaiting tuuat- but that was not enough- salad cream with a pork pie! pantene, you need hair

    b sab sa2 kuukautta sitten
  • This electric bike with it's low battery range seems to be more suitable for the foodtribe channel, you will be more eating than driving...

    Daniel SchmidtDaniel Schmidt2 kuukautta sitten
  • He was doing more eating than riding 😂

    MORTEM ANIMAMORTEM ANIMA2 kuukautta sitten
    • @Tim Rodie Drives Stuff it made me feel hungry 😂

      MORTEM ANIMAMORTEM ANIMA2 kuukautta sitten
    • Sadly the editors thought that was more entertaining

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 kuukautta sitten
  • Odd not hearing the rumble of an engine

    MACurtisMACurtis2 kuukautta sitten
  • Eat, enjoy food. Don’t take a bite out of something and throw it out. It’s food

    Ziad JoumaaZiad Joumaa2 kuukautta sitten
  • Fantastic video, more of this type!!!! Also more on the electric hardly davidson

    Jacob RasmussenJacob Rasmussen2 kuukautta sitten
    • There's more on my bike channel (Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes)

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 kuukautta sitten
  • This is so dowl, dowl dowl, I want to be a lion tamer

    Paddle ShiftPaddle Shift2 kuukautta sitten
  • Dull an dumb..learned nowt apart from tired pie jokes..yawn

    Dan MurphyDan Murphy2 kuukautta sitten
    • Alright Dan

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 kuukautta sitten
  • I'm confused... DRIVETRIBE posted a FOODTRIBE video!?! (well there's no car content, and lots of food reviews, so... )

    Canadian RocketboyCanadian Rocketboy2 kuukautta sitten
  • This is still better than new top gear

    dirt boi domdirt boi dom2 kuukautta sitten
  • Nice job and entertaining but every time I wanted to hear how the bike sounded, you cue up the music loud over the electric motor noise.

    tg1tg12 kuukautta sitten
    • There's more on the bike over on Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes on YT

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 kuukautta sitten
  • Holy snowflakes batman

    Ian ManghamIan Mangham2 kuukautta sitten
  • Man the drivetribe community is so amazing it should be illegal

    KracOmi MusicKracOmi Music2 kuukautta sitten
    • True that

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff2 kuukautta sitten

    Edoardo MigliavaccaEdoardo Migliavacca2 kuukautta sitten
  • Salad cream works with everything, including mint Aero...FACT!

    Simon PortlockSimon Portlock2 kuukautta sitten
  • I'd pick the burrito over the Livewire every time.

    alliwantedwasapepsialliwantedwasapepsi2 kuukautta sitten
  • More contents about motorcycle please!!!!!!!!!!¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

    Cheng ZhangCheng Zhang2 kuukautta sitten
  • Nice video, thanks. What actually scares me is how silent the bike is. Cars already ignore bikers and it's a dangerous life, but if we remove the sound (one of the only things capable to attract attention), it starts to be really scary. At least for me.

    Saturnas TrisdesimseptiniSaturnas Trisdesimseptini2 kuukautta sitten
  • NO, NOT YET, REALLY?....So i got your attention, i'd hope......this electric bike seems fine for sure, what does that bike cost? How did it feel? Real world problems other than charging points? These interest me. Look forward to your feedback.

    Allan W.PAllan W.P2 kuukautta sitten
  • Loved this video, but what about that soundtrack at the end? It blew my mind! What is it?

    Bogdan MarkovicBogdan Markovic2 kuukautta sitten
  • Salad cream goes with everything

    Pimped Mobility ProjectPimped Mobility Project2 kuukautta sitten
  • Also you doing is eating than ridding bike

    Guy ParhamGuy Parham2 kuukautta sitten
  • How was the bike?

    Dave WalshDave Walsh2 kuukautta sitten
  • Thought this was about the bike not food

    anthony porteranthony porter2 kuukautta sitten
  • What was the total cost of the journey ?

    David Cox-rogersDavid Cox-rogers2 kuukautta sitten
  • Enjoyed this far more than I thought I was going too. It’s like a budget grand tour special

    Finlay BulloughFinlay Bullough2 kuukautta sitten
  • Is it supposed to be added culture or something the food thing ? , I clicked to hear about Bikes .

    mr Fairsthename7mr Fairsthename72 kuukautta sitten
  • There are more dismal industrial estates in Patagonia than in Manchester...typical southerner that thinks anything north of North London is akin to the Outer Hebrides...

    felipe367felipe3672 kuukautta sitten
  • Wholly impractical range for anything but short range commuting. You’re not really enjoying a bike ride or scenery, you are more accurately managing the transport of an inadequate battery system from one charge station to another. And unless you have lots of spare time to stay with your bike while it’s charging, or it’s in a dead safe area, then the charging process will end up dominating your day. Long way up barely got 70 miles in the cold too. No thanks. HD, come back to us when you’ve got a bike that has comparable range and refuel time to an ICE bike. Say 300 km and a 10 minute charge. As it is IMHO this bike is an expensive joke for virtue signallers.

    CPT IvanitchyanusCPT Ivanitchyanus2 kuukautta sitten
  • Like for the sound guy! :'-D

    Alex NorrisAlex Norris2 kuukautta sitten
  • All those broken chargers does not make me even contemplate an electric bike. I fuel my Indian and ride away and eat when I'm hungry not while I wait 45 minute per refuel NOTE : Range was not mentioned for people outside of UK we have no concept of distance between your recharges. One would think this was left out on purpose for some reason. As range anxiety on electric vehicles is always a problem. Especially bikes that are weight constrained. Strange I would think Harley Davidson didn't want it mentioned. NO Drivetribe would never bow to such outside influence or would they.

    Daryl NicklenDaryl Nicklen2 kuukautta sitten
  • 287 miles. Oh dear. How long were you actually riding for, how long did you spend trying to find a working charger, and how long did you spend charging?

    GingerPistonGingerPiston2 kuukautta sitten