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

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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  • Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes
    Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes3 måneder siden

    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.

  • theboi2002


    3 måneder siden

    @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 😭

  • Si Raff

    Si Raff

    3 måneder siden

    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.

  • Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes

    Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes

    3 måneder siden

    @Richard Ingram Thanks babes

  • Lam Raliang

    Lam Raliang

    3 måneder siden

    You're an awesome presenter 👍🏼

  • IA Aljabary

    IA Aljabary

    3 måneder siden

    Awesome video. 👌

  • Astandane
    AstandaneMåned siden

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

  • Toby Corfield
    Toby CorfieldMåned siden

    What a legend

  • Andrew Jay Barratt
    Andrew Jay BarrattMåned siden

    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.

  • Mike Mason
    Mike Mason2 måneder siden

    amuzing at the very least, well worth the watch, cheers

  • Nick Hempsall
    Nick Hempsall2 måneder siden

    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

  • Khắc cảnh lê
    Khắc cảnh lê2 måneder siden

    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.

  • Chris Miller
    Chris Miller2 måneder siden

    Pork Pies need brown sauce, NOT salad cream.

  • Liam Douglas
    Liam Douglas2 måneder siden

    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 Douglas
    Liam Douglas2 måneder siden

    About 4.

  • Luke JP
    Luke JP2 måneder siden

    A Harley that runs on purely electricity I’m sorry that isn’t a Harley

  • Al Daven
    Al Daven3 måneder siden

    We have Yorkshire pudding all the time. #MURCA

  • Matthew Mardrosians
    Matthew Mardrosians3 måneder siden

    About 90% of this video was about food, rather than the bike.

  • Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes

    Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes

    Måned siden

    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

  • Walter Burton
    Walter Burton3 måneder siden


  • The Hairy Golfer
    The Hairy Golfer3 måneder siden

    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.

  • Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes

    Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes

    Måned siden

    Tell me more...

  • Bazinga!
    Bazinga!3 måneder siden

    6:06 at this point I was half expecting him to pull out the salad cream

  • Dave Marshall
    Dave Marshall3 måneder siden

    I never understood why Britain had such a bad charging network. I’d honestly expect the opposite

  • First Name Second Name
    First Name Second Name3 måneder siden

    Charge points are like phone boxes, they exist but they’re all vandalised 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • fred croly
    fred croly3 måneder siden

    There are of course other brands of salad cream available...🤣

  • Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes

    Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes

    3 måneder siden

    Yeah, heathen ones

  • Matt Blank
    Matt Blank3 måneder siden

    Tom would try the food.

  • Jackson and Will Perelman
    Jackson and Will Perelman3 måneder siden

    The crew never wants his food.

  • Fraser Wilson
    Fraser Wilson3 måneder siden

    When that sound man eat the food 😂😂

  • Georgio Bitar
    Georgio Bitar3 måneder siden

    What was your weight before and after finishing this trip and video filming?

  • Georgio Bitar

    Georgio Bitar

    3 måneder siden

    @Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes after I got my bike I had to lose weight and stay fit a bit.

  • Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes

    Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes

    3 måneder siden

    Fat and, uh, fat

  • LJK King
    LJK King3 måneder siden

    That was pretty cool. Thanks for not preaching climate change and just enjoying the ride.

  • Martim Soares
    Martim Soares3 måneder siden

    More bikes!

  • Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes

    Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes

    3 måneder siden

    Rumour has it there are some on my bike channel ;)

  • Here Here
    Here Here3 måneder siden

    I wish Motorbike engine sound distinct since it's very useless and annoying neigbours.

  • TheBajamin
    TheBajamin3 måneder siden

    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.

  • Jay Hom
    Jay Hom3 måneder siden

    Popover filled with stewed meat and veggies sounds pretty awesome to me.

  • Danny THE Dog
    Danny THE Dog3 måneder siden

    Lived at NE for 7 years, never heard of Bakewell. Or Bakelate..

  • Hercule Holmes
    Hercule Holmes3 måneder siden

    3 hours spent charging?

  • World Kat
    World Kat3 måneder siden

    British food will never make sense to me.

  • Vaughan
    Vaughan3 måneder siden

    In this epidode ... Drivetribe meets Foodtribe where the crew are a couple of Lucys who want none of the food being consumed.

  • Jake Blanton
    Jake Blanton3 måneder siden

    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...

  • PissMyAss Lynch
    PissMyAss Lynch3 måneder siden

    By the end of the trip the man would become twice as fat as an American.

  • Megumi T
    Megumi T3 måneder siden

    I like the orange of the bike!

  • James D Spader F
    James D Spader F3 måneder siden

    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.

  • Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes

    Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes

    3 måneder siden

    Thanks James!

  • Just Saying
    Just Saying3 måneder siden

    You can do this, but not for long

  • yevheniy smakovskyy
    yevheniy smakovskyy3 måneder siden

    Very entertaining presenter! He should do a food shows!

  • Lewis Smith
    Lewis Smith3 måneder siden

    Being a man of york i can agree with how amazing the hog roast wrap is

  • Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    3 måneder siden

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

  • Robert Craighead
    Robert Craighead3 måneder siden

    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.

  • Eleia Barnes
    Eleia Barnes3 måneder siden

    1. Harley needs an affordable electric option. 2. English food. 😰

    8-BITHITZ3 måneder siden

    I love this guy!! More of this please!!

  • Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    3 måneder siden

    Thanks! I do car reviews on this channel

  • Mark Davies
    Mark Davies3 måneder siden

    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 👍

  • Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    3 måneder siden

    Agree totally Mark

  • Lifted_Above
    Lifted_Above3 måneder siden

    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_Above


    3 måneder siden

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

  • Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    3 måneder siden

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

  • Jonas A.
    Jonas A.3 måneder siden

    Work harder, get a car

  • Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    3 måneder siden

    Is the wrong answer

  • Anthony Jarvis
    Anthony Jarvis3 måneder siden

    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??????

  • TheKaiTetley
    TheKaiTetley3 måneder siden

    😱 A What? Electric? Blasphemy!

  • Anvi. A
    Anvi. A3 måneder siden

    Budget Does Not Exceed 73 ¥

  • V
    V3 måneder siden

    Thank you guys for this!

  • Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    3 måneder siden

    No thank you

  • kiewanface
    kiewanface3 måneder siden

    I couldn't tell is this was Foodtrive or Drivetribe. Now I'm hungry.

  • Steve Giles
    Steve Giles3 måneder siden

    Nope where the sound at?

  • 3ducs
    3ducs3 måneder siden

    A two wheeled Hovaround.

  • 3ducs
    3ducs3 måneder siden

    My ex-wife's vibrators made more noise that that thing.

  • 3ducs
    3ducs3 måneder siden

    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.

  • Chris Barth
    Chris Barth3 måneder siden

    Thats got to be dangerous driving a motorcycle with no noise.

  • Christian
    Christian3 måneder siden

    An electric Harley is not worthy of having the Harley name. 85% of what makes a Harley great, is the sound.

  • Matthew Burg
    Matthew Burg3 måneder siden

    this was a joy to watch!

  • Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    3 måneder siden


  • Nekminute
    Nekminute3 måneder siden

    The lack of range and infrastructure really put me off, stickin to gasolina till then

  • Gaius
    Gaius3 måneder siden

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

  • Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    3 måneder siden

    100%. I miss my european biking holidays and filling up on French pastries

  • mocioclistu
    mocioclistu3 måneder siden

    How did you managed to make a motorcycle clip this mind numbing boring?!

  • Toms' Creative Selepe
    Toms' Creative Selepe3 måneder siden

    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 🙈

  • Carlo Singh
    Carlo Singh3 måneder siden

    Nice bike, but there is just one thing missing from that that bike: Noise. A bike always needs to be heard in a tunnel.

  • DocWolph
    DocWolph3 måneder siden

    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.

  • magicsammy
    magicsammy3 måneder siden

    Great segment! Plan ahead, drive to food and charge, then drive home.

  • Vince Bagusauskas
    Vince Bagusauskas3 måneder siden

    That classic Harley sound that OMGs love. A sale winner.

  • teknikal6969
    teknikal69693 måneder siden

    Didn't even know long way up existed until I just watched this. I'm definitely interested in watching it now.

  • Tony Cruickshank
    Tony Cruickshank3 måneder siden

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

  • Chris Wallace
    Chris Wallace3 måneder siden

    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.

  • b sa
    b sa3 måneder siden

    irritaiting tuuat- but that was not enough- salad cream with a pork pie! pantene, you need hair

  • Daniel Schmidt
    Daniel Schmidt3 måneder siden

    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...

    MORTEM ANIMA3 måneder siden

    He was doing more eating than riding 😂



    3 måneder siden

    @Tim Rodie Drives Stuff it made me feel hungry 😂

  • Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    3 måneder siden

    Sadly the editors thought that was more entertaining

  • MACurtis
    MACurtis3 måneder siden

    Odd not hearing the rumble of an engine

  • Ziad Joumaa
    Ziad Joumaa3 måneder siden

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

  • Jacob Rasmussen
    Jacob Rasmussen3 måneder siden

    Fantastic video, more of this type!!!! Also more on the electric hardly davidson

  • Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    3 måneder siden

    There's more on my bike channel (Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes)

  • Paddle Shift
    Paddle Shift3 måneder siden

    This is so dowl, dowl dowl, I want to be a lion tamer

  • Dan Murphy
    Dan Murphy3 måneder siden

    Dull an dumb..learned nowt apart from tired pie jokes..yawn

  • Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    3 måneder siden

    Alright Dan

  • Canadian Rocketboy
    Canadian Rocketboy3 måneder siden

    I'm confused... DRIVETRIBE posted a FOODTRIBE video!?! (well there's no car content, and lots of food reviews, so... )

  • dirt boi dom
    dirt boi dom3 måneder siden

    This is still better than new top gear

  • tg1
    tg13 måneder siden

    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.

  • Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    3 måneder siden

    There's more on the bike over on Tim Rodie Rides Motorbikes on YT

  • Ian Mangham
    Ian Mangham3 måneder siden

    Holy snowflakes batman

  • KracOmi Music
    KracOmi Music3 måneder siden

    Man the drivetribe community is so amazing it should be illegal

  • Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    Tim Rodie Drives Stuff

    3 måneder siden

    True that

  • Edoardo Migliavacca
    Edoardo Migliavacca3 måneder siden

  • Simon Portlock
    Simon Portlock3 måneder siden

    Salad cream works with everything, including mint Aero...FACT!

  • alliwantedwasapepsi
    alliwantedwasapepsi3 måneder siden

    I'd pick the burrito over the Livewire every time.

  • Cheng Zhang
    Cheng Zhang3 måneder siden

    More contents about motorcycle please!!!!!!!!!!¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

  • Saturnas Trisdesimseptini
    Saturnas Trisdesimseptini3 måneder siden

    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.

  • Allan W.P
    Allan W.P3 måneder siden

    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.

  • Bogdan Markovic
    Bogdan Markovic3 måneder siden

    Loved this video, but what about that soundtrack at the end? It blew my mind! What is it?

  • Pimped Mobility Project
    Pimped Mobility Project3 måneder siden

    Salad cream goes with everything

  • Guy Parham
    Guy Parham3 måneder siden

    Also you doing is eating than ridding bike

  • Dave Walsh
    Dave Walsh3 måneder siden

    How was the bike?

  • anthony porter
    anthony porter3 måneder siden

    Thought this was about the bike not food

  • David Cox-rogers
    David Cox-rogers3 måneder siden

    What was the total cost of the journey ?

  • Finlay Bullough
    Finlay Bullough3 måneder siden

    Enjoyed this far more than I thought I was going too. It’s like a budget grand tour special

  • mr Fairsthename7
    mr Fairsthename73 måneder siden

    Is it supposed to be added culture or something the food thing ? , I clicked to hear about Bikes .

  • felipe367
    felipe3673 måneder siden

    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...

  • CPT Ivanitchyanus
    CPT Ivanitchyanus3 måneder siden

    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.

  • Alex Norris
    Alex Norris3 måneder siden

    Like for the sound guy! :'-D

  • Daryl Nicklen
    Daryl Nicklen3 måneder siden

    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.

  • GingerPiston
    GingerPiston3 måneder siden

    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?