Hollywood movies, in particular big summer blockbusters, have often featured futuristic products from familiar brands; with some eventually making their way into reality. In more recent years, electric vehicles have had their debut on the big screen - with examples like the BMW i8 cruising in "Mission: Impossible 4" and the Audi R8 pulling focus in "Iron Man 3."
The highly anticipated "Avengers: Age of Ultron" sequel is no exception. Earlier leaked video and photos from filming in Seoul, South Korea showed a stunt woman for Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow character riding a unique motorcycle. Thanks to Harley Davidson's unveiling this week of their new Project LiveWire electric motorcycle, we now know it to be the same bike.
Now while Harley Davidson isn't planning on putting their new electric bike into production anytime soon, they are touring the country to get people's reactions. The company sees development of electric bike technology as yet another example of American innovation - and they plan to be a big part of it.
"America at its best has always been about reinvention," said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. "And, like America, Harley-Davidson has reinvented itself many times in our history, with customers leading us every step of the way. Project LiveWire is another exciting, customer-led moment in our history."
And hey - if Project LiveWire also happens to help the Avengers save the world, all the better.
Check out set footage with the new bike (around the 1:22 minute mark) below.
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