Earlier today, Harley-Davidson, the iconic maker of motorcycles, announced their first electrically powered motorcycle – and simultaneously boasted of their intention to destroy what little peace and quiet there is in this country.
“The sound is a distinct part of the thrill,” says Mark-Hans Richer, the company’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier. Project LiveWire’s unique sound was designed to differentiate it from internal combustion and other electric motorcycles on the market.”
So he won’t mind if I get hold of one of these things and run it outside *his* bedroom window at 3am, the way the gas-powered ones do now, with mufflers designed to do the exact the opposite of “muffle.”
WTF is going on that this anti-social nonsense will be allowed? I promise, before one of these things shows up in my town, I’m going to lobby my City Council to ban them. And if that doesn’t work, I would remind the would-be “pilots” out there, that these wanna-be pests are not all that hard to find and permanently silence using an armed drone.
I mean, so-called disruptive technology cuts both ways. Just sayin’.