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Harley-Davidson is known for the thunderous sound of their motorcycles, with tailpipes rumbling along the highway.  But Harley’s new hope for the company features a bike that has no tailpipes, showing off the company’s all-electric Livewire motorcycle in Vancouver over the weekend.

No tailpipes means the bike leaves no emissions. The Livewire doesn’t have a clutch, either.  You just flick your wrist and the bike can do about 0 to 60 in three seconds and can run about 200 miles on a single charge.

CBC says only 1,800 Livewires have been produced so far.  It does carry that hefty Harley-Davidson price, though; the bike starts at $37,000.

I guess I’m old-school. I couldn’t see myself on one of these. You?