Harley-Davidson suspends production of LiveWire electric motorcycles

NEW YORK: Harley - Davidson announced on Monday that it had suspended the production and delivery of its High voltage cable electric motorcycle, which the brand had launched as part of a momentum of diversification.

Recently we discovered a non-standard condition during a final quality control; we stopped production and deliveries; and we started additional tests, the company said in a statement.

The Wall Street Journal He reported that the decision came after a problem with the vehicle's battery charge was discovered.

The manufacturer did not say when they planned to resume production.

Unveiled in 2014, the High voltage cable sold for around $30,000 in North America and Western Europe, according to the Harley - Davidson website.

The manufacturer, based in Milwaukee Wisconsin, in the United States, has turned to electric vehicles to attract younger passengers as it faces an aging customer base and lack of innovation in its range.

The company's sales fell more than six percent in the second quarter of this year.

Harley - Davidson Shares rose .31 percent on Monday at the close of the markets.