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Harley Halts Output of Electric Model Pivotal to Revival Bid

  • Company says it discovered issue during quality checks
  • CEO counts on ‘halo’ model building next generation of riders
An attendee sits on a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle at CES.
An attendee sits on a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle at CES.Photographer: David Williams/Bloomberg
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Harley-Davidson Inc. has halted production of LiveWire, the debut electric bike it’s counting on to attract new riders.

The motorcycle maker recently discovered an issue during final quality checks, according to an emailed statement that doesn’t provide details. Harley said it stopped production and deliveries as it conducts additional testing and analysis.