Harley LiveWire Stars in Petersen’s First-ever EV Motorcycle Exhibit
Opening April 6 in L.A., ‘Electric Revolution’ will celebrate emerging electric motorcycle industry with 21 badass custom bikes.
On April 6, Los Angeles’ Petersen Automotive Museum will debut the world’s first exhibit focused exclusively on electric motorcycles. The new “Electric Revolution” exhibit will explore the history and current state of the e-bike industry with 21 groundbreaking examples from visionary custom builders and established manufacturers. And yes, there will be Harleys!
Zero-emission vehicles have become a prominent part of the driving landscape, and e-bikes are one of the fastest growing sectors of new tech transportation. “Electric Revolution” will assemble a dynamic mix of custom, prototype, racing, and production electric motorcycles from Cake, Neil Connolly, Curtiss Motorcycles, Alta Motors, Shiny Hammer, Blatant Moto, Joey Ruiter and more. American industry stalwart Harley-Davidson, which has graciously underwritten this exhibit, will also provide three recent prototypes from their EV program, including the 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire (pictured in main photo).
Other key bikes on display will include Cake’s “Kalk,” Sweden’s innovative, light and stylish off-road e-bike that sold out its first run and has won design awards around the world; Neil Connolly’s “StromM 36,” which was the first-ever electric bike to be featured in the AMD World Championship Custom Show in 2015; and Curtiss Motorcycles’ “Zeus,” which was the company’s debut bike after rebranding in 2018.
ITALIANS DO IT BETTER: Energica Ego Corsa,one of the Italian company’s high-performing electric motorcycles, is ready to roll into the Petersen.
“As the transportation industry moves toward electric-powered vehicles, it is our responsibility as a museum to accurately represent this progression with our exhibits,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Because of the growing popularity of e-bikes, we felt it was the right time to debut “Electric Revolution” and show our audience how these ultra-stylish and contemporary designs are pointing the way to the future.”
ICONIC & ELECTRIC: World record-breaker and EV motorcycle builder Chip Yates’ “Electric Superbike Prototype” look super-badass.
“Electric Revolution” is guest curated by Motorcycle Arts Foundation co-founder Paul d’Orleans, who previously guest curated the highly successful “Custom Revolution” exhibit at the Petersen last year. The exhibit is designed by Falcon Motorcycles Founder Ian Barry, features graphics by British artist Nicolai Sclater of Ornamental Conifer, and is produced by MAF and MAF co-founder Sasha Tcherevkoff.
Be sure to catch “Electric Revolution,” which is set to run through November.