Concept bike designer Nicolas Petit has designed an electric Harley Davidson. I bet that’s going to sit tough with the Harley crowd. The story does not mention anything about this actually being endorse by the Harley Davidson company. But I bet it’s a good way for Nicolas to bring attention both to himself and the whole eco question.
I admit I’m a bit biased towards this. It’s not that I wouldn’t ride an electrical Harley. But I would in no way compare it to what riding my old ’73 shovel means to me. For me, riding my old boat is a nostalgia trip. It’s all about the legends, the history of customizing, and paying tribute to the rebellion against the establishment riding a chopped bike used to mean.
That said, I’m all for the whole eco wave. I see no reason why commuting vehicles and commercial transport should not be made to pollute as little as possible. As long as they don’t ban the recreational use of classic cars and motorcycles.